|Also called||VB 600|
|Production||1947 - 1958|
single cylinder, four-stroke
|Bore / Stroke||86.4mm x 102.0mm|
|Top Speed||77 mph (124 km/h)|
|Horsepower||17.57 HP (13.1 KW) @ 4400RPM|
|Transmission||Gear box: 4-speed
Final Drive: chain
|Suspension||Front: telescopic fork
Rear: dual shocks
|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)|
|Weight||167.8 kg (wet)|
|Oil Capacity||0.9 Gallon (3.40 Liters)|
|Fuel Capacity||4.2 Gallon (15.90 Liters)|
|Fuel Consumption||3.04 liters/100 km (32.9 km/l or 77.38 mpg)|
The Ariel VB600 was a single cylinder, four-stroke Classic motorcycle produced by Ariel between 1947 and 1958. It could reach a top speed of 77 mph (124 km/h). Claimed horsepower was 17.57 HP (13.1 KW) @ 4400 RPM.
The bike has a 4-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the dry, multiplate.
It came with a 3.25-19 front tire and a 3.25-19 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 dual shocks. The VB600 was fitted with a 4.2 Gallon (15.90 Liters) fuel tank. The wheelbase was 55.98 inches (1422 mm) long.
1947 - 1958 Ariel VB 600
The 1947 Ariel VB 600 has, at its heart, an air-cooled, four-stroke, 598cc, single cylinder powerplant mated to a four-speed manual transmission, and can produce a claimed 15 HP (11.2 Kw) at 4400 rpm. The key features for this post-war machine would be the laced wheels, a dual seat, plunger shocks as a rear suspension, a telescopic front fork, an analogue instrument cluster, a wide handlebar, full fenders, a large headlight and a drum braking system.