Friday, February 10, 2012

1966 Matchless 500 G85CS


A Scrambler From The Glory Days Of The Big British Singles; When Men Were Men And Their Bikes Weighed Twice As Much As They Did.

By Tom White

By 1966 the writing was on the wall for the heavy British four-stroke scramblers. Competition motorcycles from CZ, Husqvarna, Bultaco and Greeves were winning the majority of championship events in both motocross and scrambles in Europe. Matchless would try and change that with an all-new model designated the G85CS (Competition Scrambler).


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