Posts Tagged ‘600’

January is Done…

Posted: January 31, 2016 in Just Me
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I am always glad to see the back of January, it is the most depressing month in my opinion. It is not January’s fault per se, but it has so little to offer, following on from Christmas and the celebrations of the new year as it does. But in amongst the drabness we get the odd glimmer of hope of better days, the days drag out slowly, the odd flower braves the cold dark days, and we sometimes get a day or two of motorcycles to remind us of warmer days ahead.
Today, the last Sunday of the month is when they hold the Talmag trial, I usually go, but I have a bad cold, and it is raining hard, so this year I have passed the walk in the woods, and the smell of Castrol R. But I do have a few pictures to end the month with.

This last week I took my Norton to have a wiring loom fitted, and some other missing parts, clutch, pegs and other assorted stuff. But while there I got to look over some nice old Matchless bikes.

Matchless_020 copy

Classic Motorcycles

Matchless_005 copy

Matchless G12


Nice original 56 G11…

Only two owners from new, totally original, low mileage and has original sales receipt.

Matchless_013 copy

Matchless G11

Introduced for 1956, the Matchless G11 and equivalent AJS Model 30 boasted an engine of 593cc, which went into the newly introduced cycle parts shared with the heavyweight singles range. Along with the new frame came a restyled oil tank and toolbox, full-width front brake and longer seat, while the excellent AMC gearbox – also fitted to Nortons including the Manx – was phased in during the year. ( taken from Bonhams 2013 auction site)

Matchless_014 copy

1956 G11 600cc

My New Rally Bike…

Posted: November 15, 2015 in Just Me
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I think I mentioned a little while back, but maybe I never, that I had decided to sell my R80ST, so that meant I had to start looking for another rally bike. Now to be fair I like the whole airhead vibe, the bikes are way cool, and offer so much to so many people, they are like a two wheel Landrover.

So I decided to look around for an older R series airhead, sure I would like an old R69 or R51, but they have got real expensive, so I decided to find one of the twin shock, drum brake models. And what I came across was a nice mid seventies R60/6.

1975 R60/6

1975 R60/6

Airhead R60

Airhead R60

Beemer 600cc

Beemer 600cc