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Matchless 1912 TT Model No.4 Single, 3½ h.p.

Model No.4 3½ h.p. TT


ENGINE. - 3½ h.p., 85 x 85, M.O.I.V, ball bearing.

CARBURETTER. - Latest semi-automatic multiple jet.

IGNITION. - Bosch ball bearing magneto.

FRAME. - Latest low pattern, with flush joints. Height of saddle from ground, 30 in. Girder spring forks.

TYRES. - Standard 26 x 2¼ in. Hutchinson non-skid, guaranteed. Other tyres at extra cost.

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

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

BELT. - 7/8in Shamrock Gloria.

PULLEY. - " MATCHLESS " adjustable.

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

SADDLE. - Large and comfortable, giving low position to suit weight of rider.

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

TANK. - Torpedo channelled to fit top tube. Capacity, two gallons of petrol and three pints of lubricating oil. Fitted with drain cock, combined drip sight feed, and one oil pump.

GEAR. - Standard gear, 4½ to 1.

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

WEIGHT. - About 145 lbs.

PRICE. - 48 Guineas. This price includes toolbag, full kit of tools, and number plates.

"MATCHLESS" six-speed gear, 10 Guineas extra.

Stands fitted to both wheels.