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1948 Ariel KH 500 Specs

General İnformation

Model Ariel KH 500
Year 1948
Category Allround

Engine and transmission

Displacement 498.00 ccm (30.39 cubic inches)
Power 28.03 HP (20.5 kW)) @ 6500 RPM
Top speed 145.0 km/h (90.1 mph)
Compression 7.5:1
Bore x stroke 56.0 x 86.0 mm (2.2 x 3.4 inches)
Fuel system Carburettor
Fuel control Overhead Valves (OHV)
Ignition Lucas
Lubrication system Dry sump
Cooling system Air
Gearbox 4-speed
Transmission type, final drive Chain
Exhaust system 2-into-2 pipes

Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels

Frame type Duplex
Front suspension Telescopic forks
Rear suspension Rigid
Frame 3.00-20
Front tyre 3.00-20
Rear tyre 3.50-19
Front brakes Expanding brake (drum brake)
Rear brakes Expanding brake (drum brake)
Seat Solo seat

Physical measures and capacities

Dry weight 177.0 kg (390.2 pounds)
Power/weight ratio 0.1584 HP/kg
Wheelbase 1,422 mm (56.0 inches)
Fuel capacity 17.00 litres (4.49 gallons)

Other specifications

Color options Red
Starter Kick
Comments Ariel was bought by BSA in 1944.
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