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MATCHLESS JACKETS

The Beginning in the year (1878) - Henry Herbert Collier founded a company to make bicycles within the Matchless Names (Brand) which was in Plumstead, London. The company started growing at a vast pace and achieved great success selling the bicycles. Also they appeared at the 1904 indoor cycling track in 1904 at Olympia.

Onto Motorcycles, the first was made in (1899) and Matchless started to manufacture more in 1901. All bikes were marked with their Branding which is a Winged 'M' on the tank. This symbol shortly became famous among quality & premium riding experiences. Some of their most famous Motorcycles were Pre-War models such as the Silver Arrow & Silver Hawk. Around the same time as these two famous bikes being available Matchless developed a insight to Leather Clothing for Motorcycle Racing such as Leather Jackets, Pants and Gloves.

War Time: During the Second World War, Matchless manufactured and provided 80,000 G3 & G3L Model Motorcycles for the Armed Forces. Also between 1939-45 a new model G3WO was supplied to the Army also. Post War: Matchless started production on a new single cylinder 350cc and G80 500cc which were developed from the G3 Model which was made originally for the British Army.

 

Matchless grew fast through the coming years such as 1960's where they produce further models G45 & G50 then shortly after when the Rockers were born bikers from all over the world went to Ace Cafe in London and challenged eachother in races on the North Circular Road. 

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