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1952 Ariel VHA 500 Specs

General ─░nformation

Model Ariel VHA 500
Year 1952
Category Allround

Engine and transmission

Displacement 497.00 ccm (30.33 cubic inches)
Engine type All-alloy engine
Power 24.00 HP (17.5 kW)) @ 6000 RPM
Compression 6.0:1
Bore x stroke 81.0 x 95.0 mm (3.2 x 3.7 inches)
Fuel system Carburettor. Amal monoblock
Fuel control Overhead Valves (OHV)
Lubrication system Dry sump with dual plunger pumps
Cooling system Air
Gearbox 4-speed
Transmission type, final drive Chain

Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels

Frame type Semi double cradle
Front suspension Grider forks
Rear suspension Rigid
Frame 3.00-20
Front tyre 3.00-20
Rear tyre 3.25-19
Front brakes Expanding brake (drum brake)
Front brakes diamete 178 mm (7.0 inches)
Rear brakes Expanding brake (drum brake)
rear_brakes_diameter 178 mm (7.0 inches)
Seat Single or dual seat

Physical measures and capacities

Weight incl. oil, gas, etc 168.0 kg (370.4 pounds)
Overall length 2,180 mm (85.8 inches)
Overall width 640 mm (25.2 inches)
Ground clearance 140 mm (5.5 inches)
Wheelbase 1,422 mm (56.0 inches)
Fuel capacity 13.25 litres (3.50 gallons)
Oil capacity 3.40 litres (0.22 quarts)

Other specifications

Color options Wedgwood Blue, Deep Claret Red
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