The British Matchless Returns - Victory Forums - Victory Motorcycle Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-12-2014, 04:02 AM Thread Starter
Lifetime Premium
 
BBob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: NW AZ
Posts: 12,765
Garage
Default The British Matchless Returns

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, Editorial and Events.
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.
BBob is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-12-2014, 10:11 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 99
Default

That looks like they had 4 different groups designing parts of it without any interaction.
biggziff is offline  
post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-12-2014, 10:50 AM
Senior Member
 
DillPickle311's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Clinton, Mississippi
Posts: 1,638
Default EW!

My wife would love it because she'll know I can't put a girlfriend on the back.

You know what they say about the eye of the beholder... I'm thinking the designer only had one eye and then bad eyesight on top of that.

Which one do you like?
1)

2)

Last edited by DillPickle311; 09-12-2014 at 10:59 AM.
DillPickle311 is offline  
post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-12-2014, 11:27 AM
Super Moderator
 
vindex1963's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 4,872
Default

I'm weird I think it's cool looking.

2015 Cross Country (bought new 7/11/15)
2015 Suzuki V-Strom DL650 (bought new 4/26/17)
2006 Triumph Rocket III Classic
1/4 turn throttle ring
Tank riser
VM-1 DR cams
Timing wheel +4
Lloydz high-flow air cleaner
Bassani baffled OEM mufflers
PC-V 118hp 116tq
If it's not broke, make it better
vindex1963 is offline  
post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-12-2014, 01:09 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: NYC
Posts: 104
Default

I'm diggin' it for a stock bike. The combo of the raw metal and leather is nice and the visible suspension is just cool. Though I wish there was more of an arch to the tank. I'd also chop the pipes short with some turnouts; Chop the rear fender and lose the one on the front (those supports are ugly). Seat looks uncomfortable as hell, but i think it adds to the design.

2012 Highball w/ Power Commander and RPW Big Slash.
2006 Buell Firebolt XB12R Raced mapped/Gutted Exhaust.
J_Undisputed is offline  
post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-12-2014, 05:12 PM
Lifetime Premium
 
Krisd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 1,367
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by vindex1963 View Post
I'm weird I think it's cool looking.
I agree- I think it looks great. Why couldn't the Gunner have been a proper bobber and something along these lines? Just my opinion.......

2012 Hammer S
Freedom Performance pipes now wrapped, PCV, Loyds air filter, ATS, Loyds Cams and 1/4 Turn Throttle adj, Progressive rear shock
300mm rear and 23" front
Krisd is offline  
post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-12-2014, 05:28 PM
Lifetime Premium
 
Motorbikerx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Gold Coast, Australia.
Posts: 8,626
Garage
Default

undeniable Matchless styling.
Yeah I like it too!
and I'm wierd too

http://youtu.be/M9Xym1bE2x8

Victory Vegas 2010
Lloydz 109"cube big bore
" " 495 cams
" " TorqueTubes
" " timing wheel @4 deg.
" " Primary plate
" " IAV
RPW Slash pipes
PCV
Progressive 465 rear shock
Kingpin USD Forks
18" XC front wheel
1 3/4" 'Burleigh Bars'
Stebel air horn
12.106 @110.90mph
114/123

Victory Cross Country 2010 (106)
Lloyds air filter
" " VM1 Cams
Home gutted exhaust
Maximus
Both tuned by [email protected] Dyno
110/116

Gold Coast
Australia
Motorbikerx is offline  
post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-12-2014, 05:40 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Mule Town, L.A. (Lower AL)
Posts: 450
Default

Very cool!

Riding a 2012 Imperial Blue Cross Country
Creek_IP is offline  
post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-12-2014, 05:42 PM
Super Moderator
 
vindex1963's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 4,872
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Motorbikerx View Post
undeniable Matchless styling.
Yeah I like it too!
and I'm wierd too

http://youtu.be/M9Xym1bE2x8
Hahahaha

2015 Cross Country (bought new 7/11/15)
2015 Suzuki V-Strom DL650 (bought new 4/26/17)
2006 Triumph Rocket III Classic
1/4 turn throttle ring
Tank riser
VM-1 DR cams
Timing wheel +4
Lloydz high-flow air cleaner
Bassani baffled OEM mufflers
PC-V 118hp 116tq
If it's not broke, make it better
vindex1963 is offline  
post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-12-2014, 05:59 PM
Senior Member
 
DirtyDan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: San Tan Valley, AZ
Posts: 1,501
Default

Wish i could like it. everything looks like a mish mosh

2012 Cross Country Champion Trike in process with all the usual mods
2010 cross country, engine change out in process
All sold
2012 XCT,
03/07/12 RG Chopped Bagger
1996 Road King Chopped
2003 FLHTCUI
2003 Big Bear Choppers DA
2000 Chopper Guys rigid EVO
1995 FLHTCU w/Hennigan sidecar
1947 Knuckle
1990 FXRS Convt
1986 Honda CX650C
DirtyDan is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Victory Forums - Victory Motorcycle Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome