Front wheel removed from the forks to show the new front wheel band brake on the Matchless. When the axle is withdrawn and the wheel slipped out of the forks, the brake band and the brake torque stay retain the brake drum in position. When the front wheel is in position the brake drum is locked by serrations to the wheel hub.
The components of the very large hubs fitted to the wheels of the new Matchless.
The balls in the races are now of half-inch diameter.
Olympia Show, The Motor Cycle, December 2nd 1920.