One of the oldest motorcycle brands in the world is being resurrected. A concept bike of the first Matchless since the 1960s will be on display at EICMA 2014 in Milan. The Matchless Model X Reloaded, is a totally new model that reinterprets the original Matchless of the same name from the 1930s.
Matchless stopped operations in the 1966. However, in 2012, the rights to the brand was bought by the Malenotti family for a new clothing line known as Matchless London. Seems like now, fans will have the bike to wear those cool clothes on.
Engine: 1916cc, air-cooled V-twin
Frame: Steel monocoque, integral oil tank
Fork: Castle type with shock absorber
Rear shock: Twin underbelly pull-system shocks
Front wheel: 130/90 R16 Borrani rims
Back wheel: 200/55 R17 Borrani rims
Front brake: 12-piston caliper, single disc
Rear brake: 6-piston caliper, single disc
Seat height: 740-800mm (seat is suspended and slides up and down by 60mm)