Matchless G50 (1958-63)

Make Model: Matchless G50


Year: 1958 – 63
Production: 180 units
Engine: Single cylinder, four stroke, SOHC
Capacity: 496 cc / 30.3 cub in.
Cooling System: Air cooled
Lubrication: Gear type oil pump
Exhaust: Single, chrome megaphone silencer
Ignition: Magneto, Lucas dynamo
Battery: 6V
Starting: Kick
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate
Transmission: 4-Speed
Final Drive: Chain
Maximum Power: 37.5 kW / 51 hp @ 7200 rpm
Transmission: 4-Speed
Final Drive: Chain
Front Suspension: Telescopic fork with hydraulic damping
Rear Suspension: Pivoting fork controlled by Girling hydraulically damped units
Front Brakes: Drum
Rear Brakes: Drum
Wheels: Steel, laced wire spokes

Front Tyre: 3.25 x 19 in.
Rear Tyre: 3.50 x 19 in.
Wet Weight: 150 kg / 320 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 13.6 L / 3.6 US gal
Top Speed: 217 km/h / 135 mph
Colours: Red with black trimmings, Blue with tan trimmings


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