Item description for Velocette Motorcycles: MSS to Thruxton by Rod Burris...
The Venom Thruxton is considered the ultimate post war sporting Velocette with a pedigree stretching back to at least the 1930s. Run as a family concern by the Goodmans, who designed, manufactured and rode the bikes, they created a fascinating technical evolution which is fully described and illustrated. Models covered include: MSS 1954-1970; Viper 1955-1968; Venom 1955-1970; MSS Scrambler 1953-1964; Venom Clubman 1960-1970; Viper Clubman 1960-1968; Viper Special 1962-1965; Venom Special 1962-1965; and Venom Thruxton 1965-1970. The standard work on Velocette, now updated and. A comprehensive chronicle & technical analysis of Velocette motorcycle development from MSS tourer to Thruxton racer between 1954-1970.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.92" Width: 8.27" Height: 0.79" Weight: 1.94 lbs.
Release Date Aug 6, 2004
Publisher Veloce Publishing
ISBN 1904788289 ISBN13 9781904788287
Reviews - What do customers think about Velocette Motorcycles: MSS to Thruxton?
Mr. Burris has got it covered (it's Rod, by the way) Oct 6, 2000
If you are a Velo fan, you've probably read "Technical Excellence Exemplified" by Ivan Rhodes, and "Velocette: Saga of a Great Motorcycle" by "Titch" Allen. While these are both excellent, "Velocette Motorcycles - MSS to Thruxtion" by Rod Burris, devotes pretty much the whole book to the M series bikes, with a little Velo history thrown in as well. Since these models really make up the majority of Velos that are ridden and restored today, it is a very useful and interesting book. A great deal of time is spent on the "why" of a particular development, rather than just cold facts and figures. I buy quite a few motorcycle books and magazines, and the ones I enjoy the most are the ones with pictures that are unique to that book, and this one is loaded with them. I get tired of looking at grainy recycled photos from old motorcycle magazines that I have seen before. This book also has a nice color section in it, not only with Velo owners and their mounts, but reprints of many old Velocette brochures, something rarely seen. In addition, it covers technical upgrading of the M series machines, something that very few "restoration" books ever get into. Whether you are looking at becoming a Velo owner, and want to explore the world of Velos before you dive in, or a long time owner wanting to know "why they used that part during that particular year", I would highly recommend this book.