Velocette KTS 1938 350 OHC
Engine Size: 350CC
Registration: FHU 545
Velocette KTS 1938 350 OHC. In extremely rare all original condition from new.
Starts easily, runs well with a mechanically quiet engine , an ideal riders machine. Lights not wired up. Forks refurbished, Speedo reconditioned and has its original transferable reg number and green card log book , latest V5C and 3 owners from new , together with a large history file full of info from new. Not many left in this super original condition. A fast, lightweight, high quality machine. Bargain Be Quick !
History: The work of Percy Goodman, the Velocette Model K with its shaft-and-bevel drive to the upstairs cam was an ahead-of-its-time design that would prove extremely influential. The result of Goodman's technical innovation, combined with the firm's engineering excellence, was a superb high-performance motorcycle that established Veloce's sporting reputation almost overnight.
By the end of the 1920s Veloce's range of K-Series roadsters boasted a host of variations on the theme that included Normal, Sports, Super Sports, Touring, Economy and twin-port models. Introduced in 1925, the KSS was the Super Sports version while the KTS tourer employed the same overhead camshaft engine in virtually identical cycle parts, differences being confined mainly to mudguard style and wheel sizes. Introduced for the 1936 season, the MkII version of the KSS/KTS represented a major redesign, featuring many improvements including a new aluminium-alloy cylinder head with enclosed valve gear, plus the cradle frame and heavyweight Webb forks of the new MSS. In this form the KSS/KTS resumed production post-war in November 1946 before being updated, together with the other road models, with (optional) Dowty Oleomatic telescopic front forks in August 1947. Expensive to produce, Velocette's final cammy roadsters were dropped from the range at the year's end.