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.
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.
The bullet headlight housing containing the light switch, ammeter, and speedometer was considered sleek in its day.

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