Saturday, June 23, 2007

Perfection in hindsight: The 1966 Velocette Thruxton

From the Solvang Vintage Motorcyle Museum:

"Velocette’s sport bike, which had many successes in production racing. But too little, too late, the Japanese were coming. The Thruxton was made from 1965 to 1970. The last ones did not have the big GP carburator because someone stole them from the factory!. Notice the engine has little relation to the KTT, the real Velocette racer."

Velocette Thruxton 1968

A stunning Thruxton from The Velocette Spring opener in Napa Calif. Photo and write up from the great vintage bike blog The Vintagent -a full report here.

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