Velocette Motorcycles

Velocette 220cc Two-Stroke 1920/1921 Season

Velocette at the Olympia Show 1920

An example of the 2½ h.p. Velocette with M-L Maglita lighting and ignition set.
The 1921 Velocette has an internal expanding front wheel brake.

Olympia Show 1920

Velocette. (Stand 123.)

  • 2¼ h.p.; 62x73 mm. (220 c.c.); single-cylinder two-stroke; mechanical lubrication; Amac or B. and B. carburetter; gear-driven magneto; two-speed constant mesh gear; all-chain drive; Dunlop 24x2¼ in. tyres. Price £75.

Veloce, Ltd., Victoria Road, Aston, Birmingham.

As the Velocette was recently described in The Motor Cycle, only a short resume of its most prominent points will be given here. One of its chief attractions is the complete mechanical lubrication, which relieves the rider of all responsibility beyond refilling the sump every 500 miles or so. On one of the models exhibited, the M-L magneto lighting set is fitted, making an admirably complete machine. The sectioned engine and gear box, which show the action of all working parts, also create considerable interest.

A lady's machine, selling at £88, is also shown. It has a three-speed gear, and is of similar specification to the other model except for its frame. The 24in. wheels provide an extraordinarily low saddle position, the top of the saddle being only 26½ in. from the ground. Unlike many ladies' models, the petrol tank is of full capacity, holding over two gallons.

A competition model, with three-speed gear and expanding front brake, should be specially noted on account of the excellent show which the firm's team put up in the A.C.U. Six Days Trials, in which they took third place for the team prize against much more powerful machines.

The price of the three-speed model is £85. All-chain drive is an unusual feature on so small a machine, and the Velocette gives the impression of having been "designed" throughout. The detail work is well carried out throughout, and its all-black finish, relieved by gold lines, is specially good.

Olympia Show. The Motor Cycle, December 2nd, 1920. Page 707

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