STAND 79: The New Overhead-camshaft Models Draw the Sporting Riders: “High-camshaft” and Two-stroke Types
Veloce, Ltd., Yolk Road, Hall Green, Birmingham.
M.O.V. Model.—248 c.c. single-cyl. o.h.v. Velocette; dry-sump lubrication; magneto ignition; all-chain drive; oil-bath primary chain case; 4-speed gear, with foot control; fuel, 2 l/2 gals.; 26x3.25in. tyres.
Price with electric lighting (solo), £49.
THE display on the Velocette stand includes seven machines. The 248 c.c. M.O.V. model may be said to be typical of the “high” camshaft range. This machine has fully enclosed valve gear, with the push-rods encased in one short, large-diameter tube. It is a delightfully proportioned machine—as are the other Velocettes.
Improvements in detail are to be noticed in such items as large pannier bags, improved silencers, and a host of “rider's” features. An interesting point is the new throttle stop, which can be set for easy starting from cold, then instantly turned back so that the engine does not race unduly. The M.A.C. model —the 348 c.c. edition of the M.O.V.—is also on view, as is the new “five-hundred” of the same type.
K.T.S. MODEL.—348 c.c. single-cyl. o.h.c. Velocette; dry-sump lubrication; magneto ignition; all-chain drive; oil-bath primary chain case; 4-speed gear, with foot control; fuel, 3½ gals.; 26x3.25in. (front), 26x3.bin. (rear) tyres.
Price with electric lighting (solo), £62 10s
There are two outstanding new overhead-camshaft models—the K.T.S. and the K.S.S. They are similar except for such items as tyre sizes and mudguard equipment, the former having de-luxe type mudguards and larger section tyres.
The camshaft gear and valve gear are completely enclosed in an aluminium casing, which is heavily finned and forms part of the cylinder head; the valve seats are inserted in the head. The rockers an eccentrically mounted for easy adjustment, while considerable attention has been paid to the lubrication system.
The well-known G.T.P. two-stroke remains substantially unaltered.