Introduced in 1964, the Thruxton represents the ultimate evolution of the company’s sporting single.
The Birmingham based Goodman brothers founded the Veloce company in 1905 after their previous company was wound up. They had already produced a viable two wheeled machine, the 2hp Veloce, so the name was used on the letterhead of the new company, albeit to make cars in the early days. In 1913 a small capacity two-stroke machine was designed and named the Velocette but sales were poor, as motorcycles hadn’t really caught on as a viable means of transport.
Velocette is the name given to motorcycles that were made by Veloce Ltd, in Hall Green, Birmingham, England. One of several motorcycle manufacturers in Birmingham, Velocette was a small, family-owned firm, selling far fewer hand-built motorcycles than the giant BSA,…