1961 Matchless G-12


1961 Matchless G-12 Pictures
The Matchless G-12 was one of the last models to bear the proud Matchless name.
The Matchless G-12 was one of the last models to bear the proud Matchless name.

The 1961 Matchless G-12 looked quite similar to the AJS Model 31. There is a good reason for this: Matchless and AJS were the same company.

The headlight case held a speedometer, ammeter, light switch, and ignition switch.
The headlight case held a speedometer, ammeter, light switch, and ignition switch.
The "winged M" was the logo of the Matchless brand. On AJS versons of this bike, called the Model 31, "AJS" replaced the "M."
The "winged M" was the logo of the Matchless brand. On AJS versons of this bike, called the Model 31, "AJS" replaced the "M."
This the G-12's 650-cc vertical twin engine. Later models had a 750-cc vertical twin.
This the G-12's 650-cc vertical twin engine. Later models had a 750-cc vertical twin.

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