Ariel LH200 Colt

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Ariel LH200 Colt
Also called LH 200 Colt
Production 1954 - 1959
Class Classic
single cylinder, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 60.0mm x 70.0mm
Compression ratio 7.5:1
Top Speed 62 mph (100 km/h)
Horsepower 9.79 HP (7.3 KW) @ 5600RPM
Ignition battery/coil
Transmission Gear box: 4-speed

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: two-plate clutch
Suspension Front: telescopic hydraulic fork
Rear: plungers
Brakes Front: expanding brake (drum brake)
Rear: expanding brake (drum brake)
Front Tire 2.75-19
Rear Tire 2.75-19
Length 79.92 inches (2030 mm)
Width 25.2 inches (640 mm)
Weight 271.17 pounds (123.0 Kg) (dry), 123.0 kg (wet)
Fuel Capacity 2.91 Gallon (11.00 Liters)
Fuel Consumption 3.50 liters/100 km (28.6 km/l or 67.21 mpg)
Manuals Service Manual

The Ariel LH200 Colt was a single cylinder, four-stroke Classic motorcycle produced by Ariel between 1954 and 1959. It could reach a top speed of 62 mph (100 km/h). Claimed horsepower was 9.79 HP (7.3 KW) @ 5600 RPM.


The engine was a air cooled single cylinder, four-stroke. A 60.0mm bore x 70.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 197.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a overhead valves (ohv).


The bike has a 4-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the two-plate clutch.


It came with a 2.75-19 front tire and a 2.75-19 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via expanding brake (drum brake) in the front and a expanding brake (drum brake) in the rear. The front suspension was a telescopic hydraulic fork while the rear was equipped with a plungers. The LH200 Colt was fitted with a 2.91 Gallon (11.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 271.17 pounds (123.0 Kg).

1954 - 1959 Ariel LH 200 Colt[edit]

1954 - 1959 Ariel LH 200 Colt 1954 - 1959 Ariel LH 200 Colt 1954 - 1959 Ariel LH 200 Colt 1954 - 1959 Ariel LH 200 Colt 1954 - 1959 Ariel LH 200 Colt

The 1959 Ariel LH 200 Colt sports an air-cooled, four-stroke, 197cc, single cylinder powerplant mated to a four-speed manual transmission. In addition, it comes standard with laced wheels, full-coverage fenders, a dual seat, rear, plunger-type shocks, wide handlebars, mid-mounted foot controls, a small exhaust system, a large headlight, a telescopic front fork and an 11-liter (2.9-gallon) fuel tank.