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Segment: Clasic

In 1933, the company decided to introduce a new line of overhead valve (OHV) machines, in order to cut production costs and make a more affordable motorcycle.

The K series was expensive to produce, requiring selective hand assembly of the shaft-and-bevel camshaft drive; it was determined that a simpler OHV design would be quicker to build and require less skilled labour to assemble. The first of these new machines was the MOV, using a 250 cc engine of 'square' dimensions (68 mm bore and 68 mm stroke). It was an immediate sales success, having lively performance for the time (78 mph or 126 km/h), and proved a reliable machine with excellent road manners. From this machine, by lengthening the stroke of the crankshaft, the Velocette MAC 350 cc was introduced in 1934.

VELOCETTE MOV 1933 - 1948 2 Photos
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VELOCETTE MOV 1933 - 1948

VELOCETTE MOV 250

engine specs
Type
SIngle cylinder, 4-stroke, air-cooled
Displacement
248 cm3
Bore X Stroke
2.7x2.7 in OR 69 mm
Compression Ratio
6.75:1
Horsepower
12/5000 KW(hp)/RPM
Torque
0/- lb-ft/RPM OR 0 Nm/RPM
Fuel System
Carburetor: Amal needle-type
transmission specs
Gearbox
4-Speed, initially hand changed, later by foot
Clutch
Three-plate
Primary Drive
-
Final Drive
Chain
chassis specs
Frame
Single top and front down tubes and twin tube cradle
Front Suspension
Webb forks with shock absorbers and steering damper
Rear Suspension
Spring loaded seat
Front Brake
Drum
Rear Brake
Drum
dimension specs
Overall Length
-
Overall Width
-
Seat Height
-
Weelbase
-
Ground Clearance
-
Weight
-
Fuel Capacity
3 gallons OR 11.4 L
tyres specs
Front
3.25 x 19"
Rear
3.25 x 19"
power system specs
Power pack
-
Nominal Capacity
-
Maximum Capacity
-
Charger type
-
Charging time (normal)
-
Charging time (quick)
-
Range
-
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