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Matchless Motorcycles

Matchless 1912 Model 7 Two-speed V-Twin

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SPECIFICATION

ENGINE. --Specially made 8 h.p., 85 x 85, M.O.I.V.

CARBURETTER. --New semi-automatic multiple jet.

IGNITION. --Ball bearing Bosch magneto.

FRAME. - Latest low pattern, with flush joints, girder spring forks, and tubular carrier.

TYRES. --Heavy Hutchinson non-skid, 26 x 2 1/4 in. on front wheel ; non-skid 650 x 65 car tyre on back.

MUDGUARDS. --4 in. wide, fixed in a very rigid manner.

SILENCER. --" MATCHLESS," with cut-out.

BRAKES. --Front rim brake, haad-applied, back, large diameter, internal expanding, foot-operated band.

SADDLE. --Large and comfortable, padded top.

CONTROL. --Carburetter, by levers on handle-bar. Ignition ratchet lever on tank. Valve lifter, on handle-bar.

TANK. --Capacity, two gallons petrol, three pints oil. Fitted with gauge, drain cock, force pump with drip sight feed combined Large filler caps.

GEAR. --Two-speed and free-engine, as illustrated.

DRIVE. --Two 7/8in belts running side by side on twin V rim and adjustable pulley. Absolute freedom from slipping. The only satisfactory drive for sidecar work.

FINISH. --Enamelled grey, fine-lined gold and green.

PRICE. --70 Guineas, including kick-up stands, strong leather self-locking toolbag, and tools.

SIDECARS to suit this model, see next page.

Stands are fitted to both wheels.

From a document courtesy The AJS Matchless Club UK