Talk:Velocette Venom

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Special Category for British Motorcycles[edit]

As part of the Motorcycling WikProject I am working though all the missing articles and stubs for British Bikes. To make things easier to sort out there is a special Category:British motorcycles Please add to any British motorcycle pages you find or create. It will also help to keep things organised if you use the Template:Infobox Motorcycle or add it where it is missing. I've linked the Category to the Commons Motorcycles of Britain so you could help with matching pics to articles or adding the missing images to the Commons. The people behind the bikes also bring it all to life - I've created the Category:British motorcycle pioneers so please have a look wyham and see if you can add or expand any? Thanks Thruxton (talk) 21:05, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

Average speed > top speed!?[edit]

In the first paragraph, "a production Velocette Venom set the 24-hour world record at a speed of 100.05mph. It was the first motorcycle of any size to achieve an average speed of over 100mph for 24 hours," then in the info box, "Top speed 100mph." Umm, yeah. 207.34.229.126 (talk) 17:45, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

I would guess that the given top speed was for production models and that the record was set by a race-modified example. -- Brianhe (talk) 06:31, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
The sentence in the first paragraph specifically says the record was set by a "production" model. Also says "production" again in the "24-hour world record" section. I don't know anything about this motorcycle, and I have no references to check what its top speed is. I simply noticed a mathematically inconsistency in the article. 207.34.229.126 (talk) 19:33, 23 June 2009 (UTC)
The regular production Venom could almost go 100 mph. The production Venom "Clubman" had a set of factory options that made it capable of going over 100 mph. It was the Clubman version, not the regular one, that set the record. I added a couple citations. Aside from that, the variation between units coming off a British assembly line of 1961 versus, say, a Japanese automated manufacturing plant of 2009, would be a good topic for an Wikipedia article. As would an article on the expected Accuracy and precision of typical car and bike performance statistics.--Dbratland (talk) 21:35, 23 June 2009 (UTC)