Matchless X Reloaded Photo Surfaces, Looks like the Real Deal

Matchless will introduce their all-new X Reloaded engine at the EICMA next week. We’ll be covering the show and will bring you all the goodies related on this new British machine. A new photo of the Matchless X Reloaded has surfaced, but this time it appears to show the real bike, and not a rendered model.
Matchless X Reloaded 2 photos
Photo: Matchless
Matchless X Reloaded, looks like a real photo
The shapes are consistent with what the renderings we showed you in early September and this means we could consider them as being a decent preview of the upcoming bike. The machine will be powered by a 1,916cc S&S Cycle engine which is expected to produce around 100 horsepower and if left untampered with - 116 lb-ft (157Nm).

Retro meets modern

The Matchless X Reloaded will arrive with a strong message with solid references to the past. After all, the brand is 115 years old, and one of the oldest manufacturers in the world so it was natural to hark back to the old glory days.

We can’t wait to get a close-up, possibly hands-on experience of the dual foot control setup and see if it lives up to the expectations. The saddle can be adjusted between 740 and 800mm (29.1-31.5 inches), while the position of the bars themselves can also be tweaked. The X Reloaded arrives with dual foot controls and foot rests which can be used for obtaining two different riding positions.

Users can go cruiser and use the forward controls, or raise the seat and use the “rearsets” for a more commanding, sportier feel. The idea sounds very cool, of course, but it remains to be seen whether this really works as intended. That is, provide two authentic stances and the right ergonomics.

Other amenities for the Matchless X Reloaded include a steering damper, air-adjustable suspensions, ventilated calipers with a whopping 12-piston front array in the front and a 6-pot one in the rear, a 16” front wheel and a 17”rear one and a semi-lamellar, multiple sheet metal frame which incorporates the oil reservoir. As for the fishtail end caps for the dual exhaust, you either love it or you hate it. We here are not exactly fans of fishtails, but we’re positive there will be a lot of guys who dig them.

Stay tuned next week for more on the Matchless X Reloaded. We hope we can at least sit on it at EICMA and test the dual-stance architecture.
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