A virtual tour of the classic motorcycle collection on display at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Ala.
1947 AJS Model 16
Country: Great Britain
Engine: Air-cooled, single-cylinder 4-stroke
Ignition: Lucas magneto
Power Rating: 18bhp @ 6,000rpm
Bore x Stroke: 69mm x 93mm
Valves: Overhead, pushrod-activated
Fuel System: Amal Type 6 carburetor
Transmission: Burman 4-speed
Suspension: Front Teledraulic forks, rigid rear
Brakes: Front and rear drum
Top Speed: 70mph
The AJS 350 Model 16 was moderately priced, economical, simple trasportation: A working man's machine. AJS also produced in a 500cc version, the Model 18. This bike was identical to the Matchless G3/L that was a favorite of dispatch riders in World War II. Matchless and its sister machine, AJS, were manufactured in London, the majority of the industry being in the Birmingham area int he Midlands of Britain.