Matchless G80: history, specs, pictures

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Matchless G80
Production 1949
Class Classic
Single Cylinder, Four Stroke
Compression ratio 5.9:1
Horsepower 23.07 HP (17.2 KW) @ 5400RPM
Fuel System Carburetor
Transmission Final Drive: Chain
Brakes Front: Drum
Rear: Drum
Weight 177.0 kg (wet)
Manuals Service Manual

The Matchless G80 was a Single Cylinder, Four Stroke Classic motorcycle produced by Matchless in 1949. Claimed horsepower was 23.07 HP (17.2 KW) @ 5400 RPM.

Chassis[edit | edit source]

Stopping was achieved via Drum in the front and a Drum in the rear.

1949 - 1963 Matchless G80[edit | edit source]

Same machine as the AJS model 18, the G80 was manufactured from 1949 to 1963. The bike had a single cylinder, four stroke engine of 498cc and a compression ratio of 5.9:1. All its 23 HP were enough to pull a machine of 177 kg with a top speed of 78 mph.