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Matchless 1935 Model 35/D5 498cc

MODEL 35/D5.   4.98 H.P. -   £49 . 0 . 0

ENGINE. High efficiency four-stroke side-valve engine with car-type detachable cylinder head and semi-turbulent combustion space. " Lo-Ex " piston. double-camshaft timing gear, enclosed valves, handlebar-operated exhaust valve lifter. Bore .82.5 mm. Stroke 93 mm. Capacity 496 c.c.

LUBRICATION. Full dry sump system with fabric oil filter, as described on page 4.

GEARBOX. Pivot-mounted heavyweight four-speed gearbox with easy-change dogs. Hand gear control.

TRANSMISSION. Oil-bath from chain-case. Heavy [?] in. rear chain protected by effective guard with back panel. Shock absorber on engine shaft.

BRAKES, " Matchless " chromidium brakes with finned drums on both wheels.

MUDGUARDS. Deep section. finished black with gold lines. Rear guard quickly detachable for tyre repairs.

SADDLE. Lycett '"Aero" spring seat.

TYRES. 26 in. 3.25 to. Cord.

LUGGAGE CARRIER. Detachable luggage carrier. 15 - extra.

FINISH. Black and chromium with gold lines and embossed chromium " M " on tank- Chromium-plated wheel rims.

EXHAUST SYSTEM. Large diameter exhaust pipe with tubular silencer.

STANDS. Spring-up centre stand and separate front wheel stand.

TANKS. Petrol tank:   capacity 2 gallons, Separate oil tank ; capacity 3 pints.

SPRING FORKS. New design spring fork with heavy weight round tube girders, long spring motion giving extreme comfort and good road holding, and finger-adjusted shock absorbers and steering damper.

Model 35 DS. complete with Magdyno electric lighting and electric horn £49 0 0

Model 35 DS DE LUXE" with chromium-edged mudguards and fitted with Magdyno electric lighting with large head - lamp, electric horn, speedometer.

Oil indicator and illuminated instrument panel above handlebars ...   £52 15 0