AJS 1926 Standard Sporting Model G 5 349 cc side valve single frame & engine & gearbox # G 54188
The 350 cc AJS OHV machines from the twenties get their nickname “Big Port” from the enormous size of the exhaust port and pipe.
Between 1920 and 1922 AJS is very successful in racing with 350cc ohv machines but their catalogued models then are all side valve machines.
The racing successes also lead to a great popularity for their more mundane side valve types, a popularity that continues when in the middle twenties the OHV machines become available to the general public.
For 1926 three 2 ¾ HP side valves models are offered, the De Luxe Touring G3,
the De Luxe Sporting G4 and the Standard Sporting G5.
A remarkable feature of this vintage Sports machine is its lightness, it weighs a mere 214 pounds.
Ignition and lighting are taken care of by an excellent Bosch system, the carburetor is a somewhat more modern AMAL device.
This charming machine has been sold new in The Netherlands and she has been in single family ownership for a long time.