This is a rare 1964 Matchless 650 twin CSR sport
Complete frame up rebuild including engine and just a super machine. Current V5 and ready for a new home.
And as it left the factory with Norton running gear, Matchless engine, stainless frame.
Current V5 £4500.No offers as this is a very cheap motorcycle.
The Matchless G12 CSR designation officially stood for "Competition/Sprung/Roadster," the same nomenclature used with the G80 and G50 models.
It is mistakenly referenced as Competition/Sport/Road. It was dubbed the Coffee Shop Racer by its rivals
Upgraded camshafts the CSR was a high-performance motorcycle with what was, at the time, a high compression ratio of 8.5:1, distinguishing it and the G12 CS from the other G12 models, having a 7.5:1 compression ratio.
The factory diverted Chief Engineer Jack Williams from AJS 7R development to address the problems with leaks and vibration and modify the bikes for racing - with the result that Ron Langston and Don Chapman won the prestigious Thruxton 500 long-distance endurance race on the AJS Model 31 counterpart to the G12.
Encouraged by this victory in 1963 the G12 CSR gained the name Monarch
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