Velocette KSS

1926 velocette kss ds
velocette kss ds 1926
prepared for racing by the works.
1932 velocette kss
velocette kss 1932
velocette ended the 1920's with a bewildering range of over head cam models which was at odds with the deteriorating market conditions prompting a period of rationalisation at the beginning of the thirties. for the 1932 model season velocette offered three overhead cam singles and the two stroke gtp. the touring market was catered for by the newly introduced kts, which was essentially a kss with touring mudguards and tyres, the ktt, now in its mk iii form provided racers with a competitive machine and the kss satisfied the needs of the sporting road rider. late 1932 witnessed the introduction of a four speed, foot operated gearbox, the positive stop mechanism being mounted on the top of the gearbox end cover. image provided by
1933 velocette kss, 350cc
velocette kss, 350cc 1933
the model kss ( k for overhead camshaft, ss for super sports) first appeared in 1925. it had a power output of about 19 hp at 5,800 rpm. from the kss the successful ktt was developed, this was the first over-the-counter production racer to become available to the general public. in 1933 the kss got a four speed gearbox and in 1935 the kss was completely redesigned; the production of this mark ii was continued until 1948. the kss remains one of the most sought-after models by collectors who appreciate a really good british motorcycle with an impeccable pedigree.
1947 velocette kss, 350cc
velocette kss, 350cc 1947
Velocette KSS 350 cc Racer
Velocette KSS 350 cc Racer