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1949 World Championship Winner – Velocette KTT

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The Velocette KTT was named for its overhead cam and its Isle of Man Tourist Trophy intentions – the K stands for Kam and the TT stands for Tourist Trophy. The KTT was an important motorcycle design for a number of reasons, it was the first production motorcycle to use a positive stop foot-actuated gear shifter, and its bevel gear operated overhead camshaft was years ahead of its time.

The foot-actuated gear shifter was important because it was the first one that could change gears both up and down, and return the lever to its central position after each change. This system is now used on almost every production motorcycle in the world – albeit on the left side instead of the original right.


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