Velocette KSS 1947 350 cc OHC frame # 8017 engine # KSS10209
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. 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 is an older restoration and the machine is in good condition.