• McIntyre Matchless G50 | 500 Premier Racer

  • McIntyre Matchless G50 | 500 Premier Racer

  • McIntyre Matchless G50 | 500 Premier Racer

  • McIntyre Matchless G50 | 500 Premier Racer

  • McIntyre Matchless G50 | 500 Premier Racer

  • McIntyre Matchless G50 | 500 Premier Racer

  • McIntyre Matchless G50 | 500 Premier Racer

  • McIntyre Matchless G50 | 500 Premier Racer

 

NYC Norton’s friend and colleague, Jamie Waters, presented us with a very unique opportunity – to work up a McIntyre Matchless G50 to campaign in the esteemed 500 Premier class, using a replica(?) McIntyre chassis (jury is still out on the provenance of this frame) with some of the best 500GP classic racing components available available today.  Naturally, a Minnovation G50 short-stroke motor was worked up for the build, as well as a Mick Hemmings front end, built to the same specs as Mick’s own original McIntyre Matchless.  The bike posed certain challenges that had to be considered before final assembl, as the chassis is comprised of lateral bracing around the motor which can prevent access to some components, necessitating dropping the engine and gearbox for repairs or tuning changes.  Featured photo of McIntyre G50 taken August, 2012, at Calabogie Speedway courtesy of Doug MacRae – www.douglasmacrae.com

This bike is part of a private collection and not for sale.
NYC Norton builds custom racing and street bikes based around various motor and chassis iterations.  Please enquire at info@nycnorton.com

 
 
 
 

Key features include:

  • Bob McIntyre lightweight GP chassis
  • Minnovation Racing 92-bore Short-Stroke Replica G50 Motor
  • Gardner Carburetor
  • RTD Programmable Ignition
  • Hemmings Magnesium Drum Selector 6-Speed Close Ratio Gearbox
  • Hemmings Roadholder front end (incl. magnesium yokes, cast sliders) with Cosentino Engineering Internals
  • Oldani 4LS Front and 2LS rear drum brakes
  • Bob Newby Racing lightweight clutch and belt drive
  • NYC Norton Rearsets
  • Hand-Hammered one-off alloy petrol tank