1953 AJS Model 18


1953 AJS Model 18S


1953 AJS Model 18C

1953 AJS MODEL 18 BACKGROUND
Since AMC owned both brands, the AJS Model 18 is almost mechanically identical to the Matchless G80. Besides styling, the only real difference between the two is that AJS mounted it's magneto in front of the cylinder, and Matchless mounted theirs behind. Both were produced from 1945 through 1966.

1953 AJS Model 18 SPECIFICATIONS

Engine type

Displacement

Bore & Stroke

Compression ratio

Carburetor

Magneto (ignition)

Dynamo (charging)

Electrical system

Engine output

Wheelbase

Steering Head angle

Tire size, F/R



Air-cooled OHV single

498cc / 30.0ci

82.5mm X 93mm

6.0:1

Amal 1-3/32"

Lucas N1, chain-driven

Lucas E3N

6 volt, positive ground

28hp @ 5600rpm

54.0"

63-1/4 degrees

3.25 X 19 / 3.50 X 19



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Illustrated Ajs and Matchless Buyer's Guide (Illustrated Buyer's Guide)



The AJS 7R



AJS and Matchless Gold Portfolio 1945-1966



AJS and Matchless: The Post-war Models



BOOK OF THE AJS 350cc & 500cc OHV SINGLES 1945-1960



The AJS 7R (Redline Motorcycles) (Redline Mptprcycles) by Mick Walker published by Redline Books (2002)



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