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Worlds Fastest Single Cylinder Motorcycle
#567244 10/12/14 2:32 am
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Yes its a Velocette
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Front on
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And from the side
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I went to the Australian Vintage Motorcycle Championships at Lakeside recently took 216 photos and some videos. This was on display,,,More photos to follow soon

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Re: Worlds Fastest Single Cylinder Motorcycle
Crazy #567246 10/12/14 2:59 am
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Impressive.

It would be nice to know a bit about whats hiding under the covers. Is that a supercharger under there, or a very long tube to the carb?

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Turbo me thinks,, in hindsight I should have taken some close ups. Next time

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Crazy #567253 10/12/14 4:30 am
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Not a turbo, I think. It looks to me like a roots blower, a mechanically driven supercharger.

I'd like to see the rest of your 216 photo's cool

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The owner has a site dedicated to this bike, with a description of the engine etc, but with a non supercharged engine.
www.worldsfastestvelocette.com

More pics here, with a supercharger:
www.thevintagent.blogspot.nl/2013/02/171-mph-on-velocette.html


Last edited by Ger; 10/12/14 4:59 am. Reason: Curious. Found sites.

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Ger B #567263 10/12/14 5:56 am
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Originally Posted by Ger
Not a turbo, I think. It looks to me like a roots blower, a mechanically driven supercharger.


Yes definitely a roots blower, (I know these things from the days when I was working on Fokker F27 aircraft) .
Interesting bike, I always loved the Velocette singles.
In this part of the world it is a not very well known fact that they have salt lake speed events in Australia too.

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Re: Worlds Fastest Single Cylinder Motorcycle
Crazy #567264 10/12/14 6:00 am
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Nice work there Ger...don't you love the Knockers, you just cant please everyone. I was trying to upload a video tonite on the marshalling area it was great everyone is allowed in...

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What a wonderful record.


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