Date of Manufacture: 1967
Engine Size: 500CC
Partners John Taylor and William Gue began building bicycles in the Birmingham area in 1896. After the take-over of motorcycle manufacturer Kelecom Motors in London, England in 1904, the partners began producing motorized bicycles and in 1905 registered the name Veloce. The Velocette name would not surface until 1913. After dabbling in small two-stroke single and twin cylinder engines and scooters, Velocette became well known for their four-stroke singles after 1925. Velocette had a rich racing history and were consistently winning races and breaking records for decades to come.
The end for Velocette came in 1971 while, ironically, developing the Viceroy Scooter. The R&D costs were too great to an ever demanding market as well as the owner's love of racing which became a money pit also contributed to the fall of Velocette.
The Velocette Thruxton had a race tuned engine and was named after the 1964 Victory at the prestigious 500 mile race at Hampshire's Thruxton circuit.
1967 Yamaha YCS1 Adler M200 Ariel Square Four Benelli Tornado BMW R27 BMW R51 BMW R51/3 BMW R75/5 BSA Gold Star Ducati 750S Ducati 851 SP1 Ducati Monza Ducati Pantah Ducati Sebring Garelli Mosquito Harley-Davidson H-D XLCR 61ci Hercules Wankel Honda 305 Dream Indian Boardtracker Indian Chief Innocenti Lambretta IZH Planeta Sport Jawa OHC Kawasaki Mach III Mars Stella Matchless G80 CS Moto Guzzi Eldorado Moto Morini MV Agusta Nimbus with Bender sidecar. Norton Dominator NSU 250 NSU Max Puch Rickman-Triumph Metisse Rudge Scott TT Suzuki T-10 Triumph Bonneville Triumph TRW Velocette Thruxton Victoria Aero Victoria Bergmeister Vincent Rapide Series C Whizzer