VELOCETTE MAC – year 1936
Manufacturer: Fast Ltd., Birmingham, Anglia
The first Velocette motorcycles from the English factory Veloce Ltd. (which arose from the older company Ormonde, known from the production of motorcycles with the engine located under the saddle and tilted backwards) appeared in 1904 year.
For some time after the First World War, the company produced vehicles with only two-stroke engines with a capacity 211 cm3 i 248 cm3. The four-stroke engine was developed by H.. J. Villisa for racing motorcycle. It was a capacity unit 348 cm3 with overhead valve timing (OHC). The motorcycle with this engine became famous as the KTT model, winning in its category in the Tourist Trophy in the years 1926, 1928 i 1929 (Bennet and Hicks players).
W 1934 year, the company began the production of new, easier to produce and cheaper engines with overhead valve timing (OHV). These units were manufactured in capacity classes 250 cm3, 350 cm3 i 500 cm3.
Motorcycle Velocette MAC z 1936 He had an air-cooled long-stroke single-cylinder engine in the year (piston stroke 96 mm, cylinder diameter 68 mm) of a capacity 349 cm3, which at compression ratio 6 gaining power 11 kW (15 KM) at 4500 rpm. The engine accessories were:. in. Amal carburetor and BTH magneto. This engine had a high crankshaft and short cam followers, which, according to the designers, was supposed to significantly reduce vibrations occurring during operation. The four-speed gearbox was placed separately. The single tubular frame had a Webb-type front fork. The MAC motorcycle's curb weight was 127 kg, and maximum speed 112 km/h. The manufacturer specified the fuel consumption as 3,5 liter / 100 km.
You could hear about Veloce in the years 1947,1948,1949, when Frith and Foster won the Tourist Trophy at the Velocette KTT (on a stronger and more modern variant of this motorcycle) with an engine of power 18 kW (25 KM) and maximum speed 160 km/h.
In addition to the single-cylinder Velocette motorcycles, the LE model was also known with a transversely arranged two-cylinder engine with a low valve timing and water cooling. This design concept was still used and improved in subsequent models: Valiant i Viceroy. However, they were "sophisticated."” and expensive motorcycles, therefore, they did not bring the expected financial successes. W 1968 year the factory was forced to close its operations.