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Matchless Brand Sold & Set for Comeback

Discussion in 'AJS & Matchless' started by speirmoor, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. J.A.W.

    J.A.W.

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    Or Enfields... [shudder]...although, I did see a Carberry-Enfield V-twin go by [2-up] the other day, sounded good & meaty & looked like it wasn`t gonna hold up any traffic...
     
  2. Rohan

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    2 up with a 700cc engine is probably not a whole lot different to a 350, solo.
    Except less brakes per capita ?

    Enfields prewar had those 1140cc v-twins, biggest engine in brit motorcycling then.
    Always wondered why they never returned....
     
  3. Matt Spencer

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  4. Matt Spencer

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    so , whats the story with this ; mitesse 8V Mk 5 , :( at the pub , or in production . :?

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    Métisse’s own air/oil-cooled, eight-valve, 1,000cc 360-degree parallel-twin, good for 97 horsepower at 8,000rpm. The engine was designed by ex-F1 engineer Tim Baker, and will be manufactured for Métisse Motorcycles by Specialised Engine Services :shock:

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    Production of both models was scheduled to start in February 2012, with a starting price of £18,000 (approximately $28,000), depending on specification. Fifty are planned for 2012, each built to customer order


    http://www.motorcycleclassics.com/class ... azbea.aspx

    I say , shall we order a dozen and have a race . :p :D
     
  5. Rohan

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    Wonder if they revved it to 8,100 rpm, to get the magic 100 bhp ?
    Or maybe not, since thats probably illegal somewhere...

    Order away Matt, its your checkbook.
    Just tell us where and when....

    P.S. We've seen this story before, does the production date keep slipping ??
     
  6. frankdamp

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    A friend bought what I think was an Indian Royal Enfield 350cc diesel motorycle. Talk about a lead sled - I doubt it could get to 60 mph in less than 24 hours. I don't know where the hell he found it, or got it imported into the US. He doesn't have it any longer. He said walking was quicker.
     
  7. Rohan

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    That would be quite recently - 4 or 5 years ago ?
    Those things were tuned for some unbelievable fuel economy* numbers, must have had less than 10 horsepower ?

    * 200 mpg ?, or was it more.
    In India, probably a lot better than walking....
     
  8. Matt Spencer

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    They said the Hp figures actually Rohan . I just did the coffe & paste or COPY bit . :D Cosworths were 10.500 or 11.000 in circuit trim. But watercooled . Have to revem like a rice burner .

    Theres nasty little Egli royal oilfields .http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ye7EdW1M9EU read a write up / interview centuies ago where he thought their materials & machineing good .
    Just needed blueprinting . Remove all burrs & sharp edges . As he stated .

    Maybe they should fit a mikuni .

    NOW , noone seen anything of these ohc Mitesses on the roads ? :(
     
  9. J.A.W.

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    Actually Matt, those successfully raced Quantel-Norton-Cosworths were highly strung units, had the tuner in conniptions when Aussie Superbike racer R.Phillis rode them like his Kawasaki 4 'racistburner' & blew them by lugging/labouring it out of its powerband..
     
  10. Matt Spencer

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    Cant trust these Aussies . Either .

    Was actually refering to the BDAs .

    Though turkeys think youd go as badly as they bufricateing one . :wink:
     
  11. J.A.W.

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    Bufo-what-now...Cane toad toxin? `Spose its worth a try...BDA or not [Bad Drugs Again]...L.O.L.
     

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