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Matchless 1912 Model No. 7, 8 h.p. V-Twin

Model No. 7 With Two-Speed Gear

Specially designed and built for Sidecar work. Speed from 5 to 50 miles per hour. 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 2¼ 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.