Velocette LE200 motorcycle

Made:
1955 in Birmingham
Velocette LE200 motor cycle. The Velocette LE was introduced in 1949 with a 150 cc engine and launched as the

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Velocette LE200 motor cycle. The Velocette LE was introduced in 1949 with a 150 cc engine and launched as the
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Velocette LE200 motor cycle.

The Velocette LE was introduced in 1949 with a 150-cc engine and launched as the ‘Motorcycle for Everyman’. The LE stood for Little Engine and was notably light and quiet. In 1951 the engine capacity increased to 192-cc and though the motorcycle still proved too expensive for mass consumption, they were very popular with British police forces which gained the bike the nickname ‘the Noddy Bike’. This motorcycle is a 1955 version of the LE with a larger 200 cc engine. Production stopped in 1968 when the Velocette factory closed.

Details

Category:
Road Transport
Object Number:
1952-49
type:
motor cycles and motor cycles and
credit:
Veloce Ltd.