Velocette 1938 KSS 350cc 1 cyl ohc 2809



Velocette KSS 1938  350 cc OHC    frame # MS 3254 engine # KSS.8874

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 1933 the KSS got a four speed gearbox and in 1935 the  KSS was completely redesigned; the production of this “Mark II” was  continued until 1948.
New for the 1938  Velocette range was  that all models were fully equipped for the road, so electric lighting, illuminated speedometer and horn were no longer seen as extras.
The KSS remains one of the most sought-after models by collectors who appreciate a really good British motorcycle with an impeccable pedigree.
This KSS  has been restored some time ago .