From 1960, Velocette produced the Venom (and the Viper) in a Clubman racing version, fitted with TT Amal carburetors, a manually controlled BTH racing magneto (in place of the Lucas unit) and a close-ratio gearbox, with the compression ratio raised to 9.3 to 1. The Venom Clubman dispensed with the glass fibre enclosure and instead made a feature of highly polished crankcase and gearbox castings. Supplied with "rearset" controls, lowered handlebars and a steering damper, the Clubman also had a range of optional accessories including a "megaphone" exhaust silencer, a rev counter and light alloy wheel rims.
|engine specs||Type:||Single cylinder, OHC, 4-stroke||Displacement:||499 cm3||Bore X Stroke:||3.4x3.4 in OR 86 mm||Compression Ratio:||8.75:1||Horsepower:||37/5900 KW(hp)/RPM||Torque:||0/- lb-ft/RPM OR 0 Nm/RPM||Fuel System:||Carburetor: TT Amal racing, monobloc|
|transmission specs||Gearbox:||4-Speed constant mesh, close ratio||Clutch:||Dry, three-plate||Primary Drive:||-||Final Drive:||Chain|
|chassis specs||Frame:||Single down-tube and twin bottom rails||Front Suspension:||Telescopic fork with hydraulic damping and an offset wheel spindle||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:||437 lbs OR 198 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:||-|