Ariel Huntmaster FH650

Ariel Huntmaster FH650 review

In 1944 the company was sold to BSA. After that, Ariel built two types of twins: the softly-tuned 500cc KH, which debuted in 1949 and was selling poorly, and the more powerful and successful Huntmaster, which was powered by a modified version of the 650cc engine from BSA's A10. The Ariel Huntmaster FH 650 was particularly popular with sidecar fanatics in the late 1950s.

Ariel FH 650 Huntmaster

Ariel Huntmaster FH650 specifications

General information
Engine: Vertical OHV 646cc (70x84 mm)
Cast iron cylinders and heads.
Forged steel crankshaft mounted on heavy duty roller and white metal lined bearings.
Light alloy connecting rods with lead-bronze liners.
Gear driven camshaft.
Push rod operated over-head valves.
Mechanical crankcase breather.
Magneto with automatics advance.
Amal `Monobloc` carburettor with air cleaner.
Frame: Duplex cradle type, fully triangulated, ensuring great rigidity.
Swinging arm rear suspension.
Hydraulic damping.
Rubber bushed pivots.
Lugs for sidecar attachment either side.
Thief-proof steering lock.
Stands: easy-lift spring-up central and strong tubular front, also prop stand.

Chassis and dimensions
Front Forks:Telescopic with hydraulic damping.
Attractive headlamp hood and fork cover with built-in illuminated instrument panel, containing speedometer, ammeter and lighting switch.
Hubs: Full width light alloy fitted with heavy duty ball bearings front and rear.
Powerful central brakes with non-fade linings. Car type fulcrum adjustment. New quickly detachable rear wheel.
Transmission: Four-speed gearbox, foot control.
Engine shaft shock absorber.
Polished aluminium oil bath primary chain case.
Rear chain fully protected and lubricated.
Handlebars and Controls: Adjustable, chromium plated, 7/8 in. diameter.
Petrol Tank: Rubber mounted, enamelled and lined with chromium plated motifs.
Equipment: Ariel design dualseat and pillion footrests.
Trip speedometer 120mph.
7 in. headlamp. 56 watt dynamo. 12 amp.
Battery. Stop and tail lamp.
Reflector. Electric horn.
Tool box and tools. Tyre inflator.

Ariel FH 650 Huntmaster
retro classic

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