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Matchless 1912 Model No.2 Single 2½ h.p.

Matchless 1912 Model No.2 2½ h.p. Lightweight


ENGINE. - Latest pattern Twin 2½ h.p. 60 x 76, M.O.I.V.

CARBURETTER. - Latest semi-automatic multiple jet.

IGNITION. - Special light Bosch magneto.

FRAME. - Latest low pattern, with flush joints, built of specially selected steel tube, incorporating our new tubular carrier and girder spring forks. Height of saddle from ground, 30 in.

TYRES. -Standard 26 x 2¼ Hutchinson non-skid, guaranteed.

Other tyres at extra cost.

MUDGUARDS. - 3½ in. wide, fixed in a very rigid manner.

SILENCER. - " MATCHLESS " specially designed to suit this engine, with new type cut-out.

BELT. - ¼in Shamrock Gloria.

PULLEY. - " MATCHLESS," adjustable.

BRAKES. - Front rim brake, hand applied, and powerful driving rim brake operated by foot pedal on separate stud.

SADDLE. - Large and comfortable to suit weight of rider.

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

TANK. - Capacity, six quarts of petrol and three pints of lubricating oil. Fitted with gauge, drain cock, and combined drip sight feed force pump.

GEAR. - The standard gear is 5 to 1.

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

WEIGHT. - About 120 lbs.

PRICE. - 40 Guineas. This price includes toolbag, full kit of tools, stands, carrier, and number plates.

Three-speed gear and free engine, 10 Guineas extra.

Stands fitted to both wheels.