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The Velocette LE was a motorcycle made by Velocette from 1948 to 1970.

The designation LE stood for "little engine". Used by over fifty British Police forces, the police riders became known as "Noddies" because they were required to nod to senior officers, and the LE was nicknamed "the Noddy Bike". Production ended in 1970 when the company ran into financial problems and went into voluntary liquidation.

VELOCETTE LE MK1 1948 - 1950 3 Photos
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VELOCETTE LE MK1 1948 - 1950

VELOCETTE LE MK1 149

engine specs
Type
Four-stroke, flat twin
Displacement
149 cm3
Bore X Stroke
1.7x1.9 in OR 43 mm
Compression Ratio
6.1
Horsepower
6/5000 KW(hp)/RPM
Torque
0/- lb-ft/RPM OR 0 Nm/RPM
Fuel System
Carburetor: Specially designed Amal with multi-jets and butterfly valve
transmission specs
Gearbox
3-Speed
Clutch
Dry, single-plate
Primary Drive
-
Final Drive
Shaft
chassis specs
Frame
Pressed steel frame
Front Suspension
Telescopic fork
Rear Suspension
Dual coil springs and spring loaded seat
Front Brake
Drum
Rear Brake
Drum
dimension specs
Overall Length
82 in OR 2083 mm
Overall Width
25 in OR 635 mm
Seat Height
28 in OR 711 mm
Weelbase
51.2 in OR 1300 mm
Ground Clearance
5.5 in OR 140 mm
Weight
260 lbs OR 118 kg
Fuel Capacity
1.5 gallons OR 5.7 L
tyres specs
Front
3.00 x 19"
Rear
3.00 x 19"
power system specs
Power pack
-
Nominal Capacity
-
Maximum Capacity
-
Charger type
-
Charging time (normal)
-
Charging time (quick)
-
Range
-
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