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Nice looking motorcycle, this Valiant, powered by a little OHV boxer engine with a cowling (Velocette preferred to call it a “bonnet”) over the top in an effort to give it somewhat sporty looks.

It had a full cradle frame with a telescopic fork up front, a swingarm with shock absorbers at the rear, 4-speed gearbox and a curb weight of 270 pounds with 3.5 gallons in the tank—not bad. Engine output was said to be 12 horsepower at 7,000 rpm, with a top speed of around 70 mph. For a 200 (192cc in actuality), that was decent performance.

VELOCETTE VALIANT 1957 - 1964 2 Photos
VELOCETTE VALIANT (1957 - 1964)VELOCETTE VALIANT (1957 - 1964)
VELOCETTE VALIANT 1957 - 1964

VELOCETTE VALIANT 192

engine specs
Type
Four-stroke, flat twin
Displacement
192 cm3
Bore X Stroke
2.0x1.9 in OR 51 mm
Compression Ratio
8.5:1
Horsepower
12/6000 KW(hp)/RPM
Torque
0/- lb-ft/RPM OR 0 Nm/RPM
Fuel System
Carburetor
transmission specs
Gearbox
4-Speed constant mesh
Clutch
Dry, three-plate
Primary Drive
-
Final Drive
Shaft
chassis specs
Frame
Duplex frame with single top tube
Front Suspension
Telescopic fork
Rear Suspension
Woodhead-Monroe springs with hydraulic damping
Front Brake
Drum
Rear Brake
Drum
dimension specs
Overall Length
-
Overall Width
-
Seat Height
29 in OR 737 mm
Weelbase
51.2 in OR 1300 mm
Ground Clearance
6 in OR 152 mm
Weight
254 lbs OR 115 kg
Fuel Capacity
3.6 gallons OR 13.6 L
tyres specs
Front
3.25 x 18"
Rear
3.25 x 18"
power system specs
Power pack
-
Nominal Capacity
-
Maximum Capacity
-
Charger type
-
Charging time (normal)
-
Charging time (quick)
-
Range
-
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