1959 Velocette Venom or is it Viper

We all know that bigger is better. The more cubic centimeters you have the better your bike is. So what would you do if you could only find or afford a 350cc bike? Do exactly what someone had done to this .

The Viper was offered from 1955-1968. With its alloy head , aluminum cylinder sleeved in steel,  and higher compression piston, the 349cc engine gave 28bhp at 7000rpm and a top speed of 91mph. But when compared to the 500cc Venom offered during  the same time, there could be a case of CC envy. The Venom offered 34bhp and a top speed of 100mph, reaching that magic “Ton.” 

 What made this conversion possible is that the Viper and Venom share the same bottom end. So was it as simple as swapping a cylinder and piston to make your Viper a Venom? I wouldn’t think so.

The seller is upfront 

MACHINE STARTED IT’S LIFE AS A VIPER.  ENGINE WAS REBUILT AT SOME POINT WITH A VENOM TOP END.

 The seller describes all the parts used to create this bike

REV COUNTER ADDED, INCLUDING THE MACHINING OF THE TIMING COVER.  NEW AMAL MONOBLOC W/ VELOCITY STACK.  NEW FORK TUBES, SPRINGS, SEALS.  NEW TWIN LEADING SHOE FRONT BRAKE AND FULL WIDTH HUB.  NEW EXHAUST.  NEW WHEELS & SPOKES.  NEW OIL TANK.  GEAR BOX REBUILT W/ NEW CLUTCH.  MAGNETO REBUILT.  NEW BATTERY….AND LOTS MORe… THE WORK WAS DONE TO A VERY HIGH LEVEL BY A HIGHLY SKILLED AND EXPERIENCED CLASSIC MOTORCYCLE MECHANIC.

The unique fishtail muffler on the Viper was design and developed to be used at the famous Brooklands trackin England. It is seen on many pre-WWII racing bikes and cars but was continued to be used by Velocette after the famous track had been destroyed.

Something I haven’t see a lot of in sales, so be careful when bidding.

I WILL NOT SELL THIS BIKE TO ANYONE.  IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, WE MUST TALK.

BB

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