Ariel HT5500

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Ariel HT5500
Also called HT5 500, HT5500 Trials, HT5 500 Trials
Production 1956 - 1960
Class Classic
single cylinder, four-stroke
Horsepower 24.41 HP (18.2 KW) @ 6000RPM
Transmission Gear box: 4-speed
Final Drive: chain
Suspension Front: telescopic fork
Rear: swing arm, hydraulic dampers
Brakes Front: expanding brake (drum brake)
Rear: expanding brake (drum brake)
Front Tire 2.75-21
Rear Tire 4.00-19
Weight 291.01 pounds (132.0 Kg) (dry), 132.0 kg (wet)
Manuals Service Manual

The Ariel HT5500 Trials was a single cylinder, four-stroke Classic motorcycle produced by Ariel between 1956 and 1960. Claimed horsepower was 24.41 HP (18.2 KW) @ 6000 RPM.


The engine was a air cooled single cylinder, four-stroke. Fuel was supplied via a overhead valves (ohv).


The bike has a 4-speed transmission.


It came with a 2.75-21 front tire and a 4.00-19 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 fork while the rear was equipped with a swing arm, hydraulic dampers. The bike weighed just 291.01 pounds (132.0 Kg).

1956 - 1959 Ariel HT5 500[edit]

1956 - 1959 Ariel HT5 500 1956 - 1959 Ariel HT5 500

The 1956 Ariel HT5 500 sports an air-cooled, four-stroke, 497cc, single cylinder powerplant mated to a four-speed manual transmission, and can reach a maximum power output of 25 horsepower at 6000 rpm. This classic off-road machine comes standard with a front telescopic fork, dual shocks as a rear suspension, a drum braking system, laced wheels with knobby tires mounted on them, a single seat, mid-mounted foot pegs and a blacked-out frame.