Velocette 1929 KTP 350cc 1 cyl ohc



Velocette 1929  KTP   350 cc OHC   frame # KP360    engine #KA435

The firm of Veloce Ltd. was formed in 1905 by Johann Goodman.
It was a family business that concentrated on sound motorcycle engineering principles.
Their first machines were lightweight four strokes; after that a line of top-class 250 cc  two strokes was brought out.
In 1924/ 25  Percy Goodman designed  the 350 cc overhead camshaft model K,  a machine destined to win many TTs and other races, starting with the 1926 Junior TT that was won by Alec Bennett, who finished ten minutes ahead of the second placeman. The  model KSS ( K for overhead camshaft, SS for Super Sports) first appeared in 1925. It had a power output of about 19 HP at 5,800 rpm. From the KSS the successful KTT was developed. This was the first over-the-counter production racer to become available to the general public. In 1930, when twin port heads were becoming fashionable, the company produced the KTP, ( K  Twin Port) which was essentially a fast touring machine. It stayed in production until the end of 1931, when it was replaced by the KTS.
This KTP  has been updated with magneto ignition, replacing the battery coil ignition. This coil ignition proved to be
troublesome as the contact points were places on the left side of the cylinderhead , driven by the overhead camshaft.
This turned out to be the cause of many misfires, as the contact points easely oiled-up in that place.
This rare Velocette KTP recently received an entirely new exhaust system, but will still need  a complete restoration / service check.