Sight Unseen: 1966 Matchless G80CS

Buying a bike on Craigslist without seeing it first is not for the faint of heart. That didn’t stop John Anton from purchasing this Matchless G80CS.

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by Nick Cedar

1966 Matchless G80CS

Engine: 497cc air-cooled OHV 4-stroke single, 86mm x 85.5mm bore and stroke, 8.7:1 compression ratio, 30hp (est.)
Top speed: 90mph (period test)
Carburetion: Single 3/16in Amal Concentric
Transmission: 4-speed, right foot shift, chain final drive

  • Published on Apr 10, 2020
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