1934 Velocette Venom Clubman

KTS 350

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1934
  • Motorcycle type 
    Street
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Colour  
    Other
  • Brand colour 
    Black
  • Location

Description

Lot No: 322
c.1934 Velocette KTS 350
Frame no. KTL5096
Engine no. KSS4432
Continuously developed, the innovative Velocette two-strokes had proved reliable, economical and very popular, but by the early 1920s it had become apparent that a more upmarket model was required. Other manufacturers were fielding new overhead-valve and overhead-camshaft machines, and Veloce Ltd followed suit, the Percy Goodman-designed, overhead-cam Model K first appearing in 1924. Of 348cc, the new engine employed a single overhead camshaft driven by vertical shaft, and was unusual in having a very narrow crankcase, an arrangement determined by the existing transmission and frame design, which made for a stiff crankshaft assembly. Entered in the 1925 Isle of Man TT, the new model K did not fare well, all three entries retiring because of lubrication problems. Its engine redesigned to incorporate dry-sump oiling, the 'cammy' Velo returned the following year to score a memorable victory, Alec Bennett romping hom