Matchless G3 (1962)

Make Model: Matchless G3


Year: 1962
Engine: Single cylinder, four stroke, OHV
Capacity: 348 cc / 21.2 cub in.
Bore x Stroke: 74 x 81 mm
Cooling System: Air cooled
Compression Ratio: 8.5:1
Lubrication: Dry sump
Oil Capacity: 2.8 L / 5.9 US pints
Exhaust: Single, chrome silencer
Fuel System: Amal Monobloc carburetor, 1-1/8 in
Ignition: Coil, Lucas alternator
Battery: 6V
Starting: Kick
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate
Transmission: 4-Speed
Final Drive: Chain
Maximum Power: 16.9 kW / 23 hp @ 6200 rpm
Frame: Tubular cradle, twin downtubes
Front Suspension: Telescopic fork with hydraulic damping
Rear Suspension: Pivoted rear fork controlled by Girling 3-position spring-and-hydraulic units

Front Brakes: 178 mm / 7 in. drum, finger adjustment
Rear Brakes: 178 mm / 7 in. drum, finger adjustment
Wheels: Steel, laced wire spokes
Front Tyre: 3.25 x 19 in.
Rear Tyre: 3.50 x 19 in.
Wheelbase: 1436 mm / 56.5 in.
Ground Clearance: 165 mm / 6.5 in.
Seat Height: 775 mm / 30.5 in.
Wet Weight: 179 kg / 395 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 19.3 L / 5.1 US gal
Average Consumption: 3.3 L/100 km / 30 km/l / 71 US mpg
Top Speed: 129 km/h / 80 mph
Colours: Black, Red
Review: Classic Bike, May 1991


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