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AJS Model 16


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The rigid framed AJS Model 16M single was developed in 1945 the military Matchless G3/L War II motorcycle. Well proven in war the 350cc single remained in selling large numbers to the market well into the Simple and practical, the Model 16 minimal maintenance and was very during petrol rationing. The also produced an almost motorcycle under the Matchless as the Matchless G3L . [ 1 ] The only difference the two was that the Matchless carried a at the rear of the cylinder barrel, the AJS magneto was at the front. [ 2 ]

In 1953, the Model 16M was modernised a dual seat replacing the and rear pillion seat. In the Burman gearbox was replaced a new four speed unit of own design and in 1957 further included replacement of the outdated with a crankshaft mounted alternator. The leaky pressed-steel drive cover was replaced an alloy casing. [ 3 ]

AJS Model 16MS [ edit ]

AJS or Matchless opted for plunger rear springing, and the Model 16 a rigid rear frame 1949, when pivoted suspension controlled by hydraulically spring units designed and by Matchless became available. The was indicated by the S (for springer) [ 2 ]

AJS Model 16MC [ edit ]

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The rugged and reliable AJS Model 16 was for the increasingly popular sport of trials. Gaining a C (for designation, modifications included the frame to a welded duplex frame with an engine to reduce weight and redesigned and footrests to improve ground In 1957 it was further redesigned to clearance from 7 to 10inches to 250mm). [ 4 ] Hugh Viney led the AJS team in the post war years and won the 1947 Scottish Six Days on an AJS 16MC at his first attempt—then the achievement the following year and it three in a row in 1949. In the 1950s record was beaten by another AJS Team rider Gordon who won the Scottish Trial four [ 5 ]

AJS Model 16C [ edit ]

In 1964 the AJS 16C was launched with a completely 348 cc engine in which the pushrods housed in cast cylinder ‘tunnels’. The 16C also had a Norton-designed oil pump to improve lubrication. [ 4 ]

AJS 16 Sceptre [ edit ]

To boost US the AMC marketing team rebranded the export Model 16 with the new The Sceptre with new metal badges and steel flywheels of the old cast iron ones. The ratio was also raised to 9:1 and the also Norton designed oil pump was also fitted as [ 3 ]

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