Matchless G3 LS (1954and1958)

Make Model: Matchless G3 LS


Year: 1954 and 1958
Engine: Single cylinder, four stroke, OHV
Capacity: 348 cc / 21.2 cub in.
Bore x Stroke: 69 x 93 mm
Cooling System: Air cooled
Compression Ratio: 1954: 6.5:1 1958: 7.5:1
Lubrication: Dry sump
Oil Capacity: 1954: 2.3 L / 4.9 US pints 1958: 2.8 L / 5.9 US pints
Exhaust: Single, chrome silencer
Fuel System: 1954: Amal 76, 1-1/16 in. 1958: Amal Monobloc, 1-1/16 in.
Ignition: 1954: Magneto, Lucas dynamo 1958: Coil ignition, Lucas alternator
Battery: 6V
Starting: Kick
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate
Transmission: 4-Speed
Final Drive: Chain
Maximum Power: 1954: 11.8 kW / 16 hp @ 5600 rpm 1958: 13.0 kW / 19 hp @ 5750 rpm
Frame: Tubular cradle, single down tube
Front Suspension: Telescopic fork with hydraulic damping
Rear Suspension: 1954: Swinging arm, AMC units 1958: Swinging arm, Girling units
Front Brakes: 178 mm / 7 in. drum, sls

Rear Brakes: 178 mm / 7 in. drum, sls
Wheels: Steel, laced wire spokes
Front Tyre: 1954: 3.25 x 19 in. 1958: 3.60 x 19 in.
Rear Tyre: 1954: 3.50 x 19 in. 1958: 3.25 x 19 in.
Wheelbase: 1436 mm / 56.5 in.
Ground Clearance: 1954: 165 mm / 6.5 in. 1958: 178 mm / 7.0 in.
Seat Height: 800 mm / 31.5 in.
Wet Weight: 179 kg / 395 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 17 L / 4.5 US gal
Average Consumption: 3.3 L/100 km / 30 km/l / 71 US mpg
Top Speed: 121 km/h / 75 mph
Colours: Black
Review: Classic Bike, May 1991


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