1943 Ariel VH 500 Red Hunter Specs

motorcycle specs

These are the known mechanical and performance specifications for your 1943 Ariel VH 500 Red Hunter.

Basic Specs

Year1943
MakeAriel
ModelAriel VH 500 Red Hunter
Cost

Engine

Displacement497.00 ccm (30.33 cubic inches)
Type
DetailsSingle cylinder, four-stroke
Max RPM
Compression6.0:1
Bore/Stroke86.4 x 85.0 mm (3.4 x 3.3 inches)
Valves/Cylinder
FuelingCarburettor. Amal monoblock
Ignition
Exhaust
LubricationDry sump with dual plunger pumps
CoolingAir

Drivetrain

Gearbox4-speed
Final DriveChain
ClutchDry
DrivelineBurman

Performance

Horespower24.00 HP (17.5 kW)
Torque
Top Speed

Fuel Economy & Polution

Fuel Consumption
Fuel Capacity13.25 litres (3.50 gallons)
Emissions

Chassis

Frame TypeSemi double cradle
Rake
Trail
Front SuspensionGrider forks
Front Travel
Rear SuspensionRigid
Rear Travel
Seat
Seat Height
Alt. Seat Height
Total Height
Total Length2,180 mm (85.8 inches)
Total Width640 mm (25.2 inches)
Ground Clearance140 mm (5.5 inches)
Wheelbase1,422 mm (56.0 inches)
Dry Weight190.0 kg (418.9 pounds)
Wet Weight170.1 kg (375.0 pounds)

Wheels & Brakes

Front Tire/Tyre3.00-20
Rear Tire/Tyre3.25-19
Front BrakesExpanding brake (drum brake)
Front Brake Diameter
Rear BrakesExpanding brake (drum brake)
Rear Brake Diameter
WheelsWire spoked.

Comments

It appears you're interested in specifications for the Ariel VH 500 Red Hunter. This Allround model is powered by a Single cylinder, four-stroke engine with 497.00 ccm (30.33 cubic inches) of actual displacement before 6.0:1 compression. Fueling is metered via Carburettor. Amal monoblock allowing this machine to produce its 24.00 HP (17.5 kW) horsepower and torque. According to our records engine heat of the Ariel VH 500 Red Hunter is moderated by Air. You'll need to get familiar with the 4-speed transmission and pay attention to final drive Chain maintainence. Our best information shows that the front tire size is 3.00-20 and the rear is 3.25-19 . The entire package is supported by the frame, Semi double cradle. We know you like to go fast or cruise all day, but when you need to stop, you'll be dependant on Expanding brake (drum brake) front brakes and Expanding brake (drum brake) rear brakes. The Ariel VH 500 Red Hunter was launched in 1943, and we're happy to know (or assume) you've got one in your garage. To help you keep your ride in tip-top shape, consider purchasing an owner or service manual.