Ariel Golden Arrow: history, specs, pictures

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Ariel Golden Arrow
Production 1962
twin, two-stroke
Bore / Stroke 54.0mm x 54.0mm
Top Speed 82 mph (132 km/h)
Horsepower 15.69 HP (11.7 KW) @ 6400RPM
Fuel System carburetor. amal monobloc 375
Transmission Gear box: 4-speed
Final Drive: chain
Suspension Front: trailing link, oil-damped
Rear: swingarm
Brakes Front: expanding brake (drum brake)
Rear: expanding brake (drum brake)
Front Tire 3.25-16
Rear Tire 3.25-16
Wheelbase 50.98 inches (1295 mm)
Seat Height 30.0 inches (762 mm)
Weight 330.69 pounds (150.0 Kg) (dry),
Fuel Capacity 2.38 Gallon (9.00 Liters)
Fuel Consumption 2.94 liters/100 km (34.0 km/l or 80.01 mpg)
Manuals Service Manual

The Ariel Golden Arrow was a twin, two-stroke standard produced by Ariel in 1962. It could reach a top speed of 82 mph (132 km/h). Claimed horsepower was 15.69 HP (11.7 KW) @ 6400 RPM.


The engine was a air cooled twin, two-stroke. A 54.0mm bore x 54.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 249.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a overhead valves (ohv).


The bike has a 4-speed transmission.


It came with a 3.25-16 front tire and a 3.25-16 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 trailing link, oil-damped while the rear was equipped with a swingarm. The Golden Arrow was fitted with a 2.38 Gallon (9.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 330.69 pounds (150.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 50.98 inches (1295 mm) long.