Reborn Brit marque Matchless have released a solitary image of the all-new Model X Reloaded, which will be launched at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan next week. The image reveals that all that design details hinted at by CAD drawings and leaked build shots have made it onto he final version of the bike.
The Model X is the first new Matchless to emerge from the recent re-birth for the iconic British brand, which is now in Italian hands under the ownership of the Malenotti family, which sold the Belstaff brand in 2012 after masterminding a huge turnaround for the clothing label.
The new Matchless uses an American-built S&S V-twin motor with a 1916cc capacity, and aims to combine a nod to the heritage of the company with modern engineering and some interesting twists, like dual foot controls so the rider can choose feet forward over the normal feet down riding position depending on their riding mood.
What can we see
CLOCKS: The images clearly show the tank-mounted dials, and a large ‘Start’ button. With a large simple tacho mounted on the bars, the larger clock on the tank must be the speedo, while the other appear to be a fuel gauge, ammeter and oil temperature dial.
ENGINE: The 1916cc S&S motor is clearly visible, while the heads are proudly displaying the famous winged ‘M’ logo.
BARS: The various shots reveal a massive range of rise and sweep adjustment available, which will help the rider to match bar position to peg preference.
FOOTPEGS: There are two sets of foot controls, meaning that the rider can alternate effortlessly between forward and conventional controls without making any adjustments.
BRANDING: There’s no doubt what make this bike is, the Matchless branding is saturated throughout the design with logos on the tank, headstock, heads, crankcases, and probably elsewhere, too.
The bike will be unveiled at Milan, and MCN will be there to bring you all the details.