Ariel VB 600

 

 

 

Make Model

Ariel VB 600

Year

1947 - 58

Engine

Four stroke, single cylinder, side valve

Capacity

598 cc / 36.5 cu in
Bore x Stroke 86.4 x 102.0 mm
Cooling System Air cooled
Compression Ratio 5.0:1
Lubrication Dry sump
Exhaust 1-into-1, Chrome

Induction

Carburetor, Amal monobloc 376/13
Battery 6V
Starting Kick start

Max Power

11.6 kW / 15.5 hp @ 4400 rpm
Clutch Dry, multiplate

Transmission 

4-Speed, Burman
Final Drive Chain

Gear Ratios

(23T sprocket) 1st 12.6 / 2nd   8.0 / 3rd 6.0 / 4th 4.7:1

(21T sprocket) 1st 13.9 / 2nd   8.6 / 3rd 6.5 / 4th 5.2:1

(20T sprocket) 1st 14.5 / 2nd   8.8 / 3rd 6.8 / 4th 5.4:1

(19T sprocket) 1st 15.3 / 2nd   9.7 / 3rd 7.2 / 4th 5.7:1

(18T sprocket) 1st 16.2 / 2nd 10.0 / 3rd 7.6 / 4th 6.0:1

(17T sprocket) 1st 17.2 / 2nd 10.6 / 3rd 8.0 / 4th 6.4:1

Front Brakes

Drum

Rear Brakes

Drum
Wheels Steel, laced wire spokes

Front Tyre

3.25 x 19

Rear Tyre

3.50 x 19
Dimensions Length: 2184 mm / 86 in

Width:    686 mm / 27 in

Wheelbase 1422 mm / 56 in
Ground Clearance 127 mm / 5.0 in
Wet Weight 166 kg / 365 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

15.9 L / 4.2 US gal