Matchless G9 review
The Matchless G9 is a 500cc twin engine motorcycle. It was supposed to be of very comfortable ride. Possibly the sweetest sounding Matchless G series twin you will ever hear. This bike starts and runs so well, as if it just wants to be ridden.
The Matchless G9 and corresponding AJS Model 20 were launched at the post war Earls Court motorcycle show in late 1948. The styling was modern and the dual seat, megaphone silencers and bright chrome finish justified the name of Super Clubman for the matchless and Spring Twin for the AJS. The basic design changed little over the course of the next few years, the most significant change being made in 1952 when a new Burman gearbox was adopted. In 1951, the rear suspension was upgraded to the Jampot unit. In the same year minor changes included a new Lucas horn-push on the handlebar and a medallion badge in place of the previously used transfer. Front fork shuttle damping was also replaced with rod and damper-type.
It is a 1957 model with a certificated of ownership and some documented history. The last owner spent lots of time rebuilding this bike, which retains some of the original parts and many new parts including speedometer and ammeter. More specs and user manual of Matchless G9 you can see in next overview.