Do they still make Matchless motorcycles?

Do they still make Matchless motorcycles?

One of Britain’s oldest motorcycle manufacturers is back in business with a new headline 1916cc motorcycle called the Model X Reloaded. The historic Matchless make which started in 1899 is back in business with new Italian owners and this, their first production motorcycle, 115 years after they first started.

What does AJS stand for in motorbikes?

A.J. Stevens & Co.
THE HISTORY OF AJS MOTORCYCLES The name AJS stands for A.J. Stevens & Co., the firm’s full official name. But that’s an awful lot to fit on the side of a motorcycle tank, so they made do with the initials. Founder Joe Stevens owned Stevens Screw Co.

Where are AJS bikes made?

Where Are AJS Made? This very English pedigree is evident in the looks of the AJS range. And at a glance, you’d be forgiven for thinking this was produced in the UK. But, like the other import bikes we’ve been looking at, these are manufactured in China.

Who makes AJS motorcycle engines?

AJS was acquired by the Norton Villiers Group. In 1967 Villiers decided that instead of supplying other manufacturers with their competition engines, they would build and launch their own complete motorcycles using the 250 Starmaker engine as a base.

Which motorcycles last the longest?

10 Used Motorcycles That Will Last You A Lifetime

  • 8 Indian Scout (2015+)
  • 7 Yamaha VMAX (2009+)
  • 6 Triumph Tiger 955i (2001-2005)
  • 5 Honda RVT1000R (2000-2006)
  • 4 Kawasaki ZX-6R (1995-2004)
  • 3 Suzuki SV650 (1999-2012)
  • 2 Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 (All)
  • 1 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500FI Classic (2000-2007) via AutoTrader.

What engine does AJS use?


Engine type Air-cooled SOHC four-stroke single
Gearbox 5-speed
Suspension Front: Telescopic forks, non-adjustable Rear: Twin shocks, pre-load adjustable
Brakes Front: Disc, 4-pot caliper Rear: Disc, 2-pot caliper
Tyres Front: 110/70-17 Rear: 130/70-17

Which is the cheapest bike in the world?

You may call it the Nano of motorcycles. Japanese two-wheeler giant Yamaha on Tuesday said it is developing a motorcycle that will be the cheapest in the world with a price of around $500 (Rs 27,000).

What kind of motorcycle is a 16m 350cc single?

. Make Model. . The rigid framed AJS Model 16M 350 cc single was developed in 1945 from the military Matchless G3/L World War II motorcycle. Well proven in war service, the 350 cc single remained in production selling large numbers to the civilian market well into the 1960s.

What is the difference between AJS and Matchless motorcycles?

The company also produced an almost identical motorcycle under the Matchless name as the Matchless G3L. The only difference between the two was that the Matchless carried a magneto at the rear of the cylinder barrel, whereas the AJS magneto was at the front.

What kind of engine does an AJS 350 have?

The 1950 AJS Model 16 350 is a classic machine that has, at its heart, an air-cooled, four-stroke, 347cc, single cylinder powerhouse paired to a four-speed manual transmission, and can reach a maximum power output of 18 horsepower at 5750 rpm.

Is the AJS Model 16 the end of the British motorcycle industry?

If there is a perfect embodiment of the decline, collapse and demise of the British motorcycle industry, the AJS Model 16 could be it. Engine: 350cc air-cooled OHV 4-stroke single, 72mm x 85.5mm, 9:1 compression ratio, 18hp @ 5,750rpm Transmission: Chain primary, wet multiplate clutch, 4-speed AMC gearbox