Bonhams : 1951 Ariel KH500 Twin Frame no. WB627 Engine no. none visible
1951 Ariel KH500 Twin Frame no. WB627 Engine no. none visible

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Lot 346
1951 Ariel KH500 Twin
Registration no. 211 YUB Frame no. WB627 Engine no. none visible

Sold for £ 4,025 (US$ 5,088) inc. premium
1951 Ariel KH500 Twin
Registration no. 211 YUB
Frame no. WB627
Engine no. none visible
Produced between 1948 and 1957, the KH500 twin started out as the Red Hunter, becoming the Hunt Master and finally the Fieldmaster. With a top speed of around 90mph, the KH was as fast as a BSA A7 or Triumph Speed Twin and a real eye-catcher with its red-and-chrome petrol tank. A sister model - the slightly less-powerful KG De Luxe - was available in black. The KH's cycle parts had much in common with the singles'; a rigid frame was standard, with Anstey-designed rear suspension optional. The tele-forks were shared with parent company, BSA.

A new model with an all-alloy engine (the KHA) appeared in 1953, by which time the KG had gone. Although the KHA lasted for one year only, the alloy head was fitted to the KH from 1954. That same year the cycle parts came in for major revision, a duplex swinging-arm frame being adopted for the entire Ariel range, Square Four excepted. Two years later the single-sided hubs were superseded by Ariel's handsome full-width alloy ones, and the KH continued in this form until production ceased.

Last taxed to 31st May 2015, this KH500 is a nice example that would respond well to detailing. The machine is offered with an Ariel Owners Club dating certificate, SORNs, engine rebuild paperwork from Reeds Classics, and a V5C.

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1951 Ariel KH500 Twin Frame no. WB627 Engine no. none visible
1951 Ariel KH500 Twin Frame no. WB627 Engine no. none visible
1951 Ariel KH500 Twin Frame no. WB627 Engine no. none visible
1951 Ariel KH500 Twin Frame no. WB627 Engine no. none visible
1951 Ariel KH500 Twin Frame no. WB627 Engine no. none visible
1951 Ariel KH500 Twin Frame no. WB627 Engine no. none visible
1951 Ariel KH500 Twin Frame no. WB627 Engine no. none visible
1951 Ariel KH500 Twin Frame no. WB627 Engine no. none visible
1951 Ariel KH500 Twin Frame no. WB627 Engine no. none visible
1951 Ariel KH500 Twin Frame no. WB627 Engine no. none visible
1951 Ariel KH500 Twin Frame no. WB627 Engine no. none visible
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