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".
The Fast and the Furious!
CLASSIC MOTORCYCLE MECHANICS
Percy Tait: 1929-2019
Sweet 16! • Ducati’s 916 and racing homologation SP/SPS is a real keeper in the classic world, so says Paul Jayson.
Stuff • The latest riding kit, top tools, tyres, retro clothing and more!
Tested • Riding kit ridden in, tools twirled and tyres
Motorcycle Live a classic success!
CRK KIT PRICES!
SCOOPERMAN! • The sunny side of the classic world, with the VJMC’s Steve Cooper
REX’S DOES TRI-SPARK
Weise Vision rain suit
OOOOPS CORNER! • The eagle-eyed amongst you will have spotted that our esteemed idiot (sorry, editor) promised the full results in the news pages in the CMM Stafford Show spread and then promptly… forgot, despite an extra page of news to fill. Daft old fool! Here you go.
WIN BRIDGESTONE TYRES
* Prize winner* • Lovely RD250!
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SHAFT Damn right!
show us yours • We want to see YOUR pride and joy in our pages, so you can share what you ride and restore with fellow readers. Email your hi-res shots to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail in some photos to the address at the front of the mag. Let us know what you’ve done and how you’ve done it, and send before and after shots if you can. Do get in touch. Bertie.
The way we were… • Send us your nostalgic snaps of you back in the day with your steed! Either send to me at email@example.com or via our vibrant Facebook page. C’mon!
50-Cent! • Young Jack Watts returns to CMM with a restoration love story that cost a pretty penny!
The magic of Marcus • Rex’s Speed Shop in Sussex is a vital source of replacement ignition, generator and ignition systems for classic Japanese machines. John Nutting talked to Marcus Rex
Cute Puch! • Scoop samples a rather obscure 1960s 125 – the Puch M125 – and comes away rather impressed.
The Owner’s Tale – Alex Walder
The Puch Back Story
See you there! • Welcome to our updated section for the best of the classic events across the UK and the globe. Send your events/info/flyers to: firstname.lastname@example.org
SEE YOU THERE! January 2020
THE KING IS DEAD… • After 20 years of speed record breaking, the GSX1300R Hayabusa was dropped from Suzuki’s UK line-up in 2019. John Nutting celebrates some of its achievements and rides a pristine example.
I own this Hayabusa
RETRO SPECTIVE SUZUKI SV650/S • If you want a beautifully balanced V-twin sportster that has acres of room for improvement, look no further than Suzuki’s SV family.
Q&A • Our very own wizened sages, Messrs Mark Haycock and Steve Cooper, are here to answer all of your woes, be they mechanical or spiritual. Every month we will be giving advice, as well as some general tips. Don’t forget to send in your own tips
Curse of the clutch! • As things progress on the Teutonic Boxer twin, Ralph asks: “Is this revenge for Brexit?”
Fluid fun! • Following on from the Z650, Ralph Ferrand finds a kit to make his Kawasaki Z1300 clutch a lot easier.
Show time! • He’s been a busy bee, has our Allen, guest at three shows, he also continues his...