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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