|Also called||KH500 Fieldmaster, KH 500 Fieldmaster|
|Production||1948 - 1957|
|Bore / Stroke||56.0mm x 86.0mm|
|Top Speed||90 mph (145 km/h)|
|Horsepower||27.49 HP (20.5 KW) @ 6500RPM|
|Transmission||Gear box: 4-speed
Final Drive: chain
|Suspension||Front: telescopic forks
|Brakes||Front: expanding brake (drum brake)
Rear: expanding brake (drum brake)
|Wheelbase||55.98 inches (1422 mm)|
|Length||85.98 inches (2184 mm)|
|Width||27.01 inches (686 mm)|
|Seat Height||30.98 inches (787 mm)|
|Weight||390.22 pounds (177.0 Kg) (dry), 177.0 kg (wet)|
|Oil Capacity||1.0 Gallon (3.80 Liters)|
|Fuel Capacity||4.49 Gallon (17.00 Liters)|
|Fuel Consumption||3.04 liters/100 km (32.9 km/l or 77.38 mpg)|
The Ariel KH500 Fieldmaster was a twin, four-stroke Classic motorcycle produced by Ariel between 1948 and 1957. It could reach a top speed of 90 mph (145 km/h). Claimed horsepower was 27.49 HP (20.5 KW) @ 6500 RPM.
The bike has a 4-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the dry plate.
It came with a 3.00-20 front tire and a 3.50-19 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 forks while the rear was equipped with a rigid. The KH500 Fieldmaster was fitted with a 4.49 Gallon (17.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 390.22 pounds (177.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 55.98 inches (1422 mm) long.
1948 - 1957 Ariel KH 500 Fieldmaster
The 1948 Ariel KH 500 Fieldmaster has, at its heart, an air-cooled, four-stroke, 498cc, twin cylinder engine mated to a four-speed manual transmission, and can produce a claimed 28 horsepower at 6500 rpm. The key features for this machine would be the laced wheels, a hard-tail rear suspension with a sprung seat, a dual exhaust system, mid-mounted foot pegs, a telescopic front fork, a large headlight and wide handlebars.