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Velocette Motorcycles LE Police Bike (1969)

Velocette Motorcycles LE Police Bike (1969)

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EN6 (Potters Bar)

Description

Launched in 1948, as the ‘motorcycle for everyman, the Velocette LE addressed the criticisms most often levelled at motorcycles - that they were noisy, dirty and needed special clothing to ride - achieving impressive levels of silence, comfort and practicality. Sadly for the LE, its arrival coincided with the start of the scooter boom; asked to compete against Italian style, Velocette ugly ducklin...g never stood a chance, even after the sidevalve flat twin performance had been boosted by a capacity increase from 149 to 192cc in 1950. It was however, a big success with police forces - for whom its attributes were more important than its appearance - gaining the soubriquet ‘Noddy Bike as a result. Registration no: AGK 134G Chassis no: 877334 Engine no: 87733 Passenger Seats: 2

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