Velocette Thruxton Gallery

Year
Bike
Picture
Description
0
velocette venom thruxton
velocette venom thruxton
engine - 499cc, air-cooled, ohv single top speed - 120mph (in race trim) horsepower - 41bhp @ 6500rpm transmission - 4-speed frame - twin loop with single front downtube brakes - 2ls drum/drum gallery
1960
1960 velocette thruxton clubman
velocette thruxton clubman 1960
Velocette Thruxton 1964-71, 499cc, ohv single, 390lb, 50mpg, 105mph. The last of the line & priced up like the BSA GoldStars & Norton Interstates. Collectors seem to own most of them these days.
1960
Velocette Thruxton KTT
1960 Velocette Thruxton KTT
Velocette's sporting credentials were established in the pre war years with numerous race victories achieved utilising their single cylinder over head cam engine. Post war development resulted in Velocette winning both the 1949 and 1950 350cc World Championships utilising overhead cam singles, however, the focus of the company's road machinery production had now shifted to the over head valve models developed from the pre war MOV and which would culminate in the introduction of the Thruxton 500cc during the 1960's. For many enthusiast's though, a Velocette's valves should be operated by a camshaft mounted at the top of the engine and not buried somewhere within the crankcases, resulting in number of specials utilising cammy engines housed in the excellent post war pivoted fork frame being built. Indeed the overhead camshaft seemed to hold a particular allure for the gentlemen at Hall Green, rumours had circulated during the sixties of a new 250cc overhead cam engine being developed which unfortunately came to nothing, however, it does seem that at least one overhead cam machine was built at Hall Green during the sixties although it was in no way related to the stillborn 250cc. The machine in question is offered here. Image provided by www.classic-auctions.co.uk.
1965
1965 velocette thruxton
velocette thruxton 1965
first supplied leaving the velocette factory 24/09/1965 to a west coast la american dealer who was probably the largest velocette dealer in the us, called mc supply. this bike is believed to have been the property of the president of the velocette owners club in america.
1965
1965 velocette thruxton
velocette thruxton 1965
1965
Velocette Thruxton
Velocette Thruxton
1966
1966 velocette thruxton
velocette thruxton 1966
announced in 1964, the thruxton benefited from the velocette company's experience in production racing with the venom. aimed at the production racer or the rider looking for the ultimate sporting single it utilised many of the parts that had previously been offered as options for the venom. a big valve head was combined with an amal gp carburettor which necessitated the distinctive cutaway in the rear, right hand corner of the fuel tank. a new oil tank incorporating a heat shield was fitted and gaitered front forks housed a twin leading shoe front brake. alloy wheel rims, clip-on handle bars, rear-sets, a humped saddle and a paired speedometer and tachometer completed the specification. image provided by www.classic-auctions.com.
1967
1967 velocette thruxton
velocette thruxton 1967
500cc. this is number 430 - one of about 1,050 made bya family ownedenglish engineering company - veloce ltd., the manufacturer of quality motorcycles from 1905 to 1971 and winner of many world gp's from1920's to early 1950's. their last isle of man tt win was in 1967 - a thruxton in the 500cc production class. the thruxton was deliberatly designed as a cafe racer as thecompetition version of the 500cc venom. it is said that the cylinder head itself was desinged by lou branch - the l.a. dealer and winner of many competitions in california. thruxtons are rated at 41 h.p..
1967
Velocette Thruxton
Velocette Thruxton
1970
1970 velocette thruxon
velocette thruxon 1970
thruxtons were built between 1965-1971 (1000) so this is a late one.
1970
1970 velocette thruxon
velocette thruxon 1970
1970
Velocette Thruxton
1970 Velocette Thruxton
The factory records show that this beautiful machine was dispatched from the factory on 23rd April 1970. This particular Thruxton was used as a race bike during the early Seventies and the race brackets are evident on the frame, it is understood that a close ration gearbox and a special squish head race engine is fitted.