Ariel Model D500: history, specs, pictures

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Ariel Model D500
Also called Model D 500
Production 1926
single cylinder, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 81.5mm x 95.0mm
Fuel System carburetor
Transmission Final Drive: chain
Brakes Front: expanding brake (drum brake)
Rear: expanding brake (drum brake)
Manuals Service Manual

The Ariel Model D500 was a single cylinder, four-stroke standard produced by Ariel in 1926.


The engine was a air cooled single cylinder, four-stroke. A 81.5mm bore x 95.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 498.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a overhead valves (ohv).


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