A 1960’s style 500cc.G50 single cylinder Matchless racer, complete with a high-level exhaust system, and behind it a 741cc.Triumph 3-cylinder racer of the 70’s.
The Matchless G50 was a racing British motorcycle made by Associated Motorcycles (AMC) at the former Matchless works in Plumstead, London. Developed in 1958 from the 350cc AJS 7R, but with the engine capacity increased to 500 cc, 180 G50s (for 50 bhp) were built in the next four years. Although less powerful than its main competitor the Norton Manx the G50 proved highly competitive at three hundred pounds and was faster round bends. If success is measured by longevity then this is the most successful Matchless motorcycle as high specification replicas are still being produced to this day, although financial problems at AMC ended production in 1963
Taken at a Donnington Park Classic racing meeting on 2nd.May.
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