Velocette Motorcycles - Air Suspension

Air suspension in the Velocette Dowty Olematic Forks “cushions” road shocks better than springs.

Velocette started using rear suspension by “oleo-pneumatic” legs in their sucessful Isle of Man TT models in 1937 and still use them today.

Modern large aircraft have changed from spring to air cushion, usually by Dowty.

Article by “Motorcycling in Australia 1948”

Air Suspension on all Velocette Motorcylces
J W Redfern
Velocette KTT
Velocette KTT
Post war Dowty Oleomatic strut for Mk.8 KTT.1
Dwg of rear oleo legs,Mk.8-1
ID plate for prewar Dowty Oleo Strut
Velocette Motorcylce Front Forks
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub

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