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The 1947 Ariel VB 600 has, at its heart, an air-cooled, four-stroke, 598cc, single cylinder powerplant mated to a four-speed manual transmission, and can produce a claimed 15 HP (11.2 Kw) at 4400 rpm. The key features for this post-war machine would be the laced wheels, a dual seat, plunger shocks as a rear suspension, a telescopic front fork, an analogue instrument cluster, a wide handlebar, full fenders, a large headlight and a drum braking system.
ARIEL VB 600 1947 - 1958 5 Photos
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ARIEL VB 600 1947 - 1958

ARIEL VB 600 600

engine specs
Type
Air-cooled, four-stroke, single cylinder
Displacement
598 cm3
Bore X Stroke
3.4x4.0 in OR 86 mm
Compression Ratio
5.0:1
Horsepower
15/4400 KW(hp)/RPM
Torque
0/- lb-ft/RPM OR 0 Nm/RPM
Fuel System
Amal carburetor
transmission specs
Gearbox
4-Speed
Clutch
Dry, multiplate
Primary Drive
-
Final Drive
Chain
chassis specs
Frame
Full cradle
Front Suspension
Telescopic fork
Rear Suspension
Dual shocks
Front Brake
Drum
Rear Brake
Drum
dimension specs
Overall Length
86 in OR 2184 mm
Overall Width
27 in OR 686 mm
Seat Height
-
Weelbase
56 in OR 1422 mm
Ground Clearance
5 in OR 127 mm
Weight
392 lbs OR 178 kg
Fuel Capacity
4.2 gallons OR 15.9 L
tyres specs
Front
3.25 x 19
Rear
3.50 x 19
power system specs
Power pack
-
Nominal Capacity
-
Maximum Capacity
-
Charger type
-
Charging time (normal)
-
Charging time (quick)
-
Range
-
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