Flash Back. Gorgeous 1954 AJS 18.

It is one of the last models produced before AMC merged with Norton Competition model for the emerging Scrambler market and was produced until 1955.

Almost identical, it looks like the G30Matchless. Rigid rear suspension of the original Model 18 was offered even after the spring-frame was introduced.

The engine, a SOHC with a capacity of 497cc produces a power output of 23 horsepower. To be auctioned without reserve at RM-Sothebys Villa Erba Italy May 27.

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8 Responses to “Flash Back. Gorgeous 1954 AJS 18.”


  1. 1 seymour Jun 16th, 2017 at 8:58 am

    Beautiful, but to me it is demanding girder forks

  2. 2 Dante Jun 16th, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    Wow! That is a beautiful bike!!

  3. 3 NoH2oh Jun 16th, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    Those Brits sure knew how to style a bike.

  4. 4 Xenu Jun 17th, 2017 at 10:46 am

    If this AJS is a SOHC, why does it have pushrod tubes?
    I’d forgive a young guy for this mistake, but really!

  5. 5 Barry Van Dyke Jun 17th, 2017 at 11:19 am

    Now that is a beautiful bike! Just breath taking.

  6. 6 Terry Rea Jun 17th, 2017 at 11:43 am

    I ran a 57 AJS on short track and scrambles for a year. Then went to BSA.. Mine had suspension. First year of the small shocks.

  7. 7 SYF Jun 17th, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    That bike is sexy! I like the Supertrapp muffler. Too cool.
    If you had that bike in ’53, you were the shit.

  8. 8 Zundap Jun 18th, 2017 at 7:26 am

    Nice!

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