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1961 Velocette Venom


1961 Velocette Venom Pictures
Oddly, the left side of the 1961 Velocette Venom engine was shrouded with black-painted covers.
Oddly, the left side of the 1961 Velocette Venom engine was shrouded with black-painted covers.

The 1961 Velocette Venom motorcycle featured attractive details such as a spiffy chrome fuel tank and a "fishtail" muffler.

This mid-1960s ad claimed Velocette motorcycles could do 130 mph by removing the muffler.
This mid-1960s ad claimed Velocette motorcycles could do 130 mph by removing the muffler.
While the left side of the engine was shrouded with black-painted covers, the right side boasted polished castings.
While the left side of the engine was shrouded with black-painted covers, the right side boasted polished castings.
Rear suspension could be adjusted to compensate for a passenger's weight by moving the top mounting point of the coil-over shocks.
Rear suspension could be adjusted to compensate for a passenger's weight by moving the top mounting point of the coil-over shocks.
The bullet headlight housing containing the light switch, ammeter, and speedometer was considered sleek in its day.
The bullet headlight housing containing the light switch, ammeter, and speedometer was considered sleek in its day.

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