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No: 3938   Contributor: Roger Mason   Year: 2013   Manufacturer: Matchless   Country: United Kingdom

A diesel-engined Matchless motorcycle on the Isle of Wight in Aug 2013
Picture added on 07 December 2013 at 07:40
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Was this a development intended for the military?

Added by Fazer9553 on 08 December 2013.
As far as I know it was a chap in Dorset who used to do this conversion, I think the engine is Japanese

Added by Roger Mason on 08 December 2013.
Thanks Roger.
I know for years the armies of NATO were struggling to find a decent diesel motorcycle because of the single fuel policy. I believe they now have something based on a converted Kawasaki but this Matchless would have been ahead of its time.

Added by Fazer9553 on 09 December 2013.
After further research I believe this was built by Ernie Dorsett in 2001. It has a Robin engine. Reported to be resident on Isle of Wight.

Added by Fazer9553 on 09 December 2013.
Fazer, thanks for the update

Added by Roger Mason on 14 December 2013.
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