Not for everyone going by the comments on the CH site but I like it for the out of the box thinking.
The Return Of British Brand Matchless Motorcycles. Model X Reloaded To Be Unveiled November 6, 2014.
Published by Cyril Huze
September 11th, 2014 in Builders
The British brand Matchless is back in business and released a couple of sketches of the new model to be unveiled at the EICMA
Milan show, November 6 to 9. Matchless is one of the oldest brands of British motorcycles, manufactured near London between 1899 and 1966. A wide range of models were produced under the Matchless name, ranging from small two-strokes to 750 cc four-stroke twins. Matchless had a long history of racing success. A Matchless ridden by Charlie Collier won the first single-cylinder race in the first Isle of Man TT in 1907.
The Matchless Model X will feature an oil in frame, is equipped with dual foot controls (forward and rear sets) for two completely different riding positions, cruising and sport riding. Seat can be set at different heights, from 29.1 to 31.5” and bars tilt can be adjusted to fit the rider size and riding position. Front brake is a 12-piston single-disc system, rear a 6-piston unit.
Italian businessman Franco Malenotti and his son Michele have bought the rights to the Matchless name, and after reviving the Belstaff apparel, decided to start fabricating the new Matchless Model X Reloaded with a design directly inspired by the legendary “Model X” originally produced over 80 years ago. Malenotti is a renowned designer in the motorcycle industry, having previously collaborated with manufacturers such as Honda, Morini, Ducati, Bimota, KTM, Aprilia, drawing historical models such as the 1000 Laverda Jota, the 1000 Laverda RGS, Morini 500 turbo amongst many others. He is also the designer of accessories and clothing for Shoei, Oakley, JT Racing, Millet, Lewis Leather, Dainese and finally Belstaff where he was creative director from the early 90s until 2011.
Pictures, complete tech sheet and price to be released on November 6.