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Matchless 1912 Model No.5 Twin Cylinder, 6 h.p. & 8 h.p.

Matchless 1912 Model 5 V-twin

Colonial model, as above, but with 5½ in. from ground. This machine can be supplied fitted with "Matchless" six-speed gear.

Model No.5 Twin Cylinder


ENGINE. - Specially made.

  • 6 h.p. twin, 70 x 85, M.O.I.V.
  • 8 h.p. twin, 85 x 85, M.O.I.V.

CARBURETTER. - New semi-automatic multiple jet.

IGNITION. - Bosch magneto, ball bearing.

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

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

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

SILENCER. - 11 MATCHLESS," specially designed to suit this engine, with automatic cut-out.

BELT. - 7/8in Shamrock Gloria.

PULLEY. - " MATCHLESS," adjustable ; gears, 3¼ to 5 to 1.

BRAKES. - Front rim brake, hand applied, and driving rim brake operated by 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 2 gallons of petrol and three pints of lubricating oil. Fitted with gauge, drain cock, and force pump with sight drip feed combined.

GEAR. - The standard gear is 4 to 1, with which we guarantee this machine to climb any hill in England with a ride-able surface, and we are willing to make this a condition of purchase. At the same time, the flexibility of the engine is so great that it can be made to fire regularly at walking pace, and attain a speed of fifty miles an hour.

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

PRICE - 6 h.p., M.O.I.V. 54 Guineas - 8 h.p., M.O.I.V. 55 Guineas

These prices include toolbag, full kit of tools, carrier, and number plates.

Free-engine clutch back hub, 6 Guineas extra. Two-speed gear, 12 Guineas extra.

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

Stands fitted to both wheels.
Colonial model, as above, but with engine 5½ in. from ground. This machine can be supplied fitted with "Matchless" six-speed gear.