AJS & Matchless 500 Singles: out of the archive

If you’re looking for a traditional British single-cylinder classic motorcycle, then the AJS Model 18 and the Matchless G80 are charming old chuffers which cost considerably less than their Norton or Velocette equivalents… Honest, dependable and free of phoney pretensions, the big singles built by Associated Motor Cycles after WW2 neatly balance price and performance. The 497cc AJS Model 18…

Greeves Hawkstone

If you’re looking for a robust and affordable old bike to join the classic scrambles scene, then a Greeves Hawkstone like this 1961 machine could be the ideal entry ticket. Well, maybe not one quite so clean, tidy and well-kept as this near-mint example – better to start with a battle-scarred old campaigner when you first take to the track……