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Velocette

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Velocette

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Albie gets into trouble with the law!

www.albiestales.co.uk [cached]

Charles Udall, Velocette's designer, came up with a pressed-steel frame into which was fitted a transverse flat-twin, water-cooled engine, initially of only 149 cc, though 192 cc was to come later.

Udall dispensed with chain drive, implementing instead a shalf drive system located within the aluminium rear pivoted fork.


For a while chief designer Charles ...

www.classicmotorcycle.co.uk [cached]

For a while chief designer Charles Udall employed the British manufacturers' traditional twin responses of a) hoping that the problem would go away while b) blaming riders for being too hard on their products, in 1958 he went part way towards appeasing potential customers and introduced a fresh rear subframe.


A side valve unit had been ...

www.classicmotorcycle.co.uk [cached]

A side valve unit had been chosen by designer Charles Udall for the valid reasons that it was compact enough to be used in a vibration-less flat-twin format, and it was simpler to water cool (which added sophistication and mechanical quietness).


For a while chief designer Charles ...

www.classicmotorcycle.co.uk [cached]

For a while chief designer Charles Udall employed the British manufacturers' traditional twin responses of a) hoping that the problem would go away while b) blaming riders for being too hard on their products, in 1958 he went part way towards appeasing potential customers and introduced a fresh rear subframe.


Historics at Brooklands - Specialist Classic and Sports Car Auctioneers - Volocette LE

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Designer Charles Udall developed the Velocette LE as a 'conceived-as-a-whole' design, with engine, gearbox, drive shaft and bevel box in a single unit to do a specific job. It was sophisticated and expensive.

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