Velocette 1936 KTS 350cc 1 cyl ohc 2512



Velocette  1936   model  “ KTS”   348 cc OHC   frame # 2153  engine # KSS7168

The firm of Veloce Ltd. was formed in 1905 by Johann Goodman. I
t 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 1933 the KSS got a four speed gearbox and in 1935 the  KSS was completely redesigned. T
he MkII version featured many improvements including a new aluminium-alloy cylinder head with enclosed valve-gear, together with the cradle frame and heavyweight Webb forks of the new MSS. The KTS is the touring  sister model of the KSS: it’s virtually identical to the  KSS apart from  more generous mudguarding and different tyre sizes.
The  KSS has 3.00 x 21 front and 3.25 x 20 rear tyre sizes.
This interesting post-vintage machine is in good original condition.