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The Velocette MSS is a motorcycle made by Velocette.

It was fast, reliable and economical but could not compete against a new range of British twin-cylinder motorcycles. Production ended in 1968.

It was launched in 1935 as a 500cc sports version. World War II halted production which did not resume until 1954. The new MSS was a much more modern machine with the same frame as the Velocette MAC and was fitted with sidecar lugs and had optional panniers to appeal to the touring market. Buyers started tuning the MSS for speed, however, and the factory responded by producing the sports Velocette Venom model. In 1955 a scrambles version was also produced.

VELOCETTE MSS 1935 - 1968 2 Photos
VELOCETTE MSS (1935 - 1968)VELOCETTE MSS (1935 - 1968)
VELOCETTE MSS 1935 - 1968

VELOCETTE MSS 500

engine specs
Type
Single cylinder, 4-stroke, Air-cooled
Displacement
499 cm3
Bore X Stroke
3.4x3.4 in OR 86 mm
Compression Ratio
6.75:1
Horsepower
27/5000 KW(hp)/RPM
Torque
0/- lb-ft/RPM OR 0 Nm/RPM
Fuel System
Carburetor
transmission specs
Gearbox
4-Speed
Clutch
-
Primary Drive
-
Final Drive
Chain
chassis specs
Frame
-
Front Suspension
Telescopic fork with 2-way hydraulic damping
Rear Suspension
Woodhead-Monroe springs with hydraulic damping, later Armstrong and Girling, adjustable
Front Brake
Drum
Rear Brake
Drum
dimension specs
Overall Length
83.9 in OR 2131 mm
Overall Width
27.6 in OR 701 mm
Seat Height
30.5 in OR 775 mm
Weelbase
53.7 in OR 1364 mm
Ground Clearance
5.5 in OR 140 mm
Weight
408 lbs OR 185 kg
Fuel Capacity
5.1 gallons OR 19.3 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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