Velocette's LE had a long production life, which indicated success, but it also absorbed a colossal post-war investment from the company, which in hindsight arguably did irreparable damage to the manufacturer...
After the Second World war, Douglas pinned much of its hopes on its flat twin, horizontally opposed 350cc model, which while it was a fine motorcycle and had its staunch advocates, was rather too unorthodox and quixotic to save the company...
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