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1953 Ariel KH 500 Red Hunter Specs

General ─░nformation

Model Ariel KH 500 Red Hunter
Year 1953
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 6.8:1
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
Fuel consumption 3.04 litres/100 km (32.9 km/l or 77.38 mpg)
Greenhouse gases 70.5 CO2 g/km. (CO2 - Carbon dioxide emission)
Exhaust system 2-into-2 pipes

Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels

Frame type Duplex loop
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 with springs

Physical measures and capacities

Dry weight 177.0 kg (390.2 pounds)
Power/weight ratio 0.1584 HP/kg
Seat height 787 mm (31.0 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Overall length 2,184 mm (86.0 inches)
Overall width 686 mm (27.0 inches)
Ground clearance 140 mm (5.5 inches)
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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