Rudge Ulster 500: history, specs, pictures

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Rudge Ulster 500
Production 1929 - 1939
single cylinder, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 85.0mm x 88.0mm
Top Speed 99 mph (160 km/h)
Horsepower 43.99 HP (32.8 KW) @ 5300RPM
Fuel System carburetor
Transmission Final Drive: chain
Brakes Front: expanding brake (drum brake)
Rear: expanding brake (drum brake)
Manuals Service Manual

The Rudge Ulster 500 was a single cylinder, four-stroke standard produced by Rudge between 1929 and 1939. It could reach a top speed of 99 mph (160 km/h). Claimed horsepower was 43.99 HP (32.8 KW) @ 5300 RPM.

Engine[edit | edit source]

The engine was a air cooled single cylinder, four-stroke. A 85.0mm bore x 88.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 499.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a overhead valves (ohv).

Chassis[edit | edit source]

Stopping was achieved via expanding brake (drum brake) in the front and a expanding brake (drum brake) in the rear.