1966 Velocette Vogue
The Velocette Vogue was ‘meant’ to appeal to everybody.
The Vogue was supposed to be a luxurious step above basic transport.
Fully enclosed in fibreglass bodywork, with windscreen, leg shields & later panniers as standard.
It addressed a big problem for British riders when riding in the rain.
All the bodywork helped shelter the rider & made the machine much easier to keep clean.
Americans didn’t like it, and the market for small, underpowered basic commuter bikes was shrinking rapidly.
With all the bodywork & accoutrements the Vogue was heavy. Too heavy for the anaemic 8hp 192cc water-cooled side valve twin engine.
The same unit that powered the 1950’s-era Velocette LE.
Wide-open, they could barely make 60mph & cruising at anything more than about 50mph was out of the question.
Regardless of all this, the Velocette Vogue is really a beautiful piece of work.
Finely crafted fiberglass panels fit nicely together to make a lovely, yet functional shape. Engine access is via removable panels with Dzus fasteners.
Our 1966 Vogue is a Barn Find that is totally unmolested. We have a couple of small jobs to complete but it is being sold as a roadworthy running bike.
Only 381 bikes were made and I am sure there isn’t many others that can be as original as this.
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