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1947 AJS Model 16

1947 AJS Model 16

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
Displacement: 347cc
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
Weight: 365lb.
Top Speed: 70mph

1947 AJS Model 16

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.

1947 AJS Model 16