Matchless Silver Arrow (1929-33)

Make Model: Matchless Silver Arrow


Year: 1929 – 33 (specifications for 1930 model, slight changes over time)
Engine: V-twin cylinder
Capacity: 397 cc / 24 cub in.
Bore x Stroke: 54 x 86 mm
Cooling System: Air cooled
Compression Ratio: 5.6:1
Lubrication: Dry sump with fabric oil filter
Oil Capacity: 2.3 L / 4.9 US pints
Exhaust: Single, chrome
Fuel System: Amal 4/14
Ignition: Lucas magneto, KLV-0
Starting: Kick
Transmission: 3-Speed, Sturmey Archer gearbox (from 1932: 4-speed)
Final Drive: Chain
Gear Ratios: 1st 16.8 / 2nd 9.4 / 3rd 6.1:1
Maximum Power: 11.8 kW / 16 hp @ 5000 rpm
Frame: Brazed lug tubular construction incorporating cantilever rear suspension
Front Suspension: Matchless centre spring girders, finger adjustment
Rear Suspension: Cantilever with two springs and friction dampers under saddle
Front Brakes: 203 mm / 8 in. drum, interconnected
Rear Brakes: 203 mm / 8 in. drum, interconnected

Wheels: Steel, wire spokes
Front Tyre: 3.25 x 19 in.
Rear Tyre: 3.25 x 19 in.
Dimensions: Length: 2134 mm / 84 in.
Wheelbase: 1422 mm / 56 in.
Ground Clearance: 152 mm / 6 in.
Saddle Height: 699 mm / 27.5 in.
Wet Weight: 140 kg / 308 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 11.4 L / 3.0 US gal
Average Consumption: 2.8 L/100 km / 35 km/l / 84 US mpg
Top Speed: 105 km/h / 65 mph
Colours: Black with chrome tank


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