All-New Matchless Model X Reloaded Revealed, Arrives in November

The old iconic British brand Matchless presents the official sketches of the all-new bike which will be introduced in early November at the EICMA. Funny thing, as the Italian motorcycle show has its centennial anniversary this year, it also coincides with Matchless’ 115th celebration, even though half a century or so has passed without any notable bike production.
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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 motorcycles once more, despite the huge gap. It looks like these were more than empty words, as the new Matchless Model X Reloaded is close to its debut.

The name of the bike harks back to the initial 1929 Model X bike, from which it has also drawn some design cues. While the tech specs are pretty scarce, visordown managed to find out that the Matchless Model X Reloaded will be powered by an 1,916cc S&S v-twin engine said to produce around 100 hp and 116 lb-ft (157Nm).

One of the most intriguing things about the Matchless Model X Reloaded is that it sports dual foot controls, accounting for two completely different riding positions. One of the controls sets is forward mounted, and will allow the operator to ride the bike the same way he or she would ride a casual cruiser.

When hard riding and using the full extent of what the Matchless Model X Reloaded can do come into discussion, the rider would simply use the second set of foot controls, while are positioned almost like the rearsets of a sport bike. And to make things even more interesting, the saddle is height-adjustable between 740 and 800mm (29.1-31.5 inches), while the height and tilt of the handlebars can also be adjusted.

The frame is allegedly made from “multiple sheet metal”, and it also serves as an oil reservoir. Finally, one more mind-boggling detail: the front brake is a single-disc system, apparently squeezed by a single 12-piston caliper, as opposed to the 6-pot unit doing the same job in the rear. No price was announced, but real photos and more details are expected soon.
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