Dedicated to the later classics and Japanese machines, Classic Motorcycle Mechanics has it all. Now 116 pages of road tests, rebuild guides, 'Street Specials' reviews and much much more... Staff Bikes - Classic Motorcycle Mechanics is the only magazine that "Buys its own bikes, rebuilds 'em and rides 'em".
Classic Motorcycle Mechanics • October 2023 Issue 432
THE race replica!
Stuff • The latest riding kit, top tools, tyres, retro clothing and more!
Tested • Riding kit ridden in, tools twirled & tyres tested
Multistrada turns 20!
Our Nige’s ST!
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SCOOPERMAN! • The sunny side of the classic world, with the VJMC’s Steve Cooper
Special editions delivered
F1 driver visits classic team
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Super Stafford! • Old Henry Cole is a merry old soul and he will be at the CMM Stafford Show this mid-October – you are coming, right?
Moto Gucci! • Designed and built following Aprilia’s takeover of Moto Guzzi in 2000, the MGS-01 promised a new dawn of sporting Guzzis – did it deliver and where are they now?
Kevin Ash: • December 1959 – January 2013
Back-end blues! • If there’s one thing about a Kat that’s sure to split opinion, it’s that ass-end!
Brain scrambling • Bag one of these before they all sell out, says Steve Cooper of Honda’s new CL500.
Durch technik! • Alan Dowds loves his tech… So while the looks of the R18 are decades old, the gubbins aren’t!
Bubblicious! • Hmmmm, Honda’s CBR400R Aero. Sweet, smooth and tasty: this was one of the delectable Japanese 400cc domestic machines of the late 1980s. Steve Cooper takes a big bite…
The owner’s view by Dave Jupp
Triumph Daytona • We’re being deliberately cagey this issue and calling on Triumph to resurrect the Daytona name in big-bore sportster guise.
Oh screw it! • Ralph Ferrand works with tools all day long – he sells them too at bikerstoolbox.co.uk so he knows what works.
Let there be light! • What’s a guy to do with weak and weedy six-volt electrics? Maybe only ride in the daytime?
C’mon, feel the noise… • After barking its way from south to north, PB reflects that this is one £600 hound worth saving. Bless!
Fix it or bin it? • It’s quandary time for our Pip – what’s a tight northerner to do?
Bay-watch* • *and FB Marketplace, and Gumtree, and anywhere else we spot something we like…
BMW R60/5 • Old man’s bike? Not a bit of it, says our own ‘old man’ Steve Cooper!
THE SMALLER FLAT TWINS
What to buy and how much to pay
Finally finished! • Ralph has finally finished his ‘Man Cave’ as he calls it, by getting the outside cladded and the inside sorted.
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