1939 Velocette KTS

    • Year 1939
    • Chassis Number 6529
    • Engine Number 9107
    • Registration FKR 611

    Ever since it was founded in 1904 Velocette motorcycles’ sporting reputation, technical innovation and engineering excellence established the company as a force to reckoned with culminating in two GP World Championship titles for 350cc in 1949 and 1950. 

    Introduced in 1925 the K series became ‘the’ bench mark 350cc motorcycle with the KSS, the Super Sports version and the KTS touring sports version, the main differences being the bodywork and wheel sizes while they used the same OHC engine. The MkII was introduced in 1936 with an aluminium-alloy cylinder head and enclosed valve gear, plus a cradle frame and heavyweight Webb forks of the new MSS model.

    This well presented and very well preserved example was first registered 1st July 1939, retaining its original registration number a buff  ‘continuation’ log book in the file shows it resided in Kent area for many years between the mid 1950’s and the early 1980’s, recorded as having just 4 owners from new.

    In great running order the bike is also supplied with an original Velocette instruction book, workshop manual and a copy of ‘A Practical Guide to Velocette Motorcycles’ by RW Burgess as well as many old MoT’s that go back to 1978. A good running and original example of one of the very best light weight ‘sports’ roadsters of the pre War era.