Matchless G90 Super Clubman 500 (1936-39)

The Matchless G90 Super Clubman motorcycle was produced between 1936 and 1939. This model has a single cylinder twin-port engine with a capacity of 498cc and bore x stroke of 82.5 x 90 mm. The air-cooled engine has a compression ratio of 7.5:1 and lubrication is dry sump. The ignition is magneto by Lucas and starting is done by a kick. The maximum power that can be achieved is 3.7kW/5hp.

The motorcycle has a 5-plate clutch with a 4-speed transmission that features gear ratios of 1st 3.16 / 2nd 2.08 / 3rd 1.1.51 / 4th 1.0:1. The final drive is chain-driven. The Matchless G90 Super Clubman has a single top and downpipe, double cradle frame with coil springs in front suspension. The rear suspension is spring loaded saddle. Brakes are drum brakes both in front and rear with steel, wire-spoked wheels.

The motorcycle can achieve a top speed of 145 km/h (90 mph) and has a fuel capacity of 9.1 L (2.4 US Gal). The Matchless G90 Super Clubman comes in the colors of black and red.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Matchless G90 Super Clubman

Year: 1936 – 39

Engine: Single cylinder, twin port
Capacity: 498 cc / 30.4 cub in.
Bore x Stroke: 82.5 x 90 mm
Cooling System: Air cooled
Compression Ratio: 7.5:1
Lubrication: Dry sump
Oil Capacity: 2.8 L / 6.0 US pints
Exhaust: Single, chrome
Ignition: Magneto, Lucas
Starting: Kick
Battery: Lucas, 6V 12 Ah
Spark Plug: Lodge H53
Maximum Power: 3.7 kW / 5 hp
Clutch: 5-Plate
Transmission: 4-Speed

Final Drive: Chain
Gear Ratios: 1st 3.16 / 2nd 2.08 / 3rd 1.1.51 / 4th 1.0:1
Frame: Single top and down pipe, double cradle
Front Suspension: Coil springs
Rear Suspension: None, Spring loaded saddle
Front Brakes: Drum
Rear Brakes: Drum
Wheels: Steel, wire spokes
Fuel Capacity: 9.1 L / 2.4 US gal
Top Speed: 145 km/h / 90 mph
Colours: Black, Red

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