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".
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BRIDGESTONE CMM COMP CONTINUES!
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SPROCKET • The Spirit of the Tank...
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The way we were… • Send us your nostalgic snaps of you back in the day with your steed! Either send to me at bsimmonds@ mortons.co.uk or via our vibrant Facebook page. C’mon!
TRIUMPHANT RETURN! • On the 30th anniversary of the launch of the first Hinckley Triumphs, we look at how John Bloor single-handedly revived the British motorcycle industry.
TOP TRUMPETS • The original Hinckley Triumphs were real modular marvels, so – 30 years on – why not find a good one now?
Clive Wood’s Top Tips!
The dealer’s view…
RIDE BETTER! • Welcome to part two of our three-part series on how to ride your modern classic better! Messrs Niall Mackenzie and Neil Hodgson give us some tips on survival out on the road and on track. Part two: Getting out on the open road…
In a roundabout way!
Banana Republic • As a head-scratching bike from the time, the years have been kind to Triumph’s thought-provoking Daytona 1200.
Second opinion: It’s my bike!
RETRO SECTIVE TRIUMPH SPEED TRIPLE 1050 • Short, stubby and yet stylish, the first 1050 Speed Triple is now ripe for classic status!
Super Six Mk.2! • Only Allen would have spares left over and say “Let’s build another six-cylinder Zed!”
Balls to this! • Ralph Ferrand works with tools all day long – he sells them too at bikerstoolbox.co.uk so he knows what works.
Electric Avenue! • Our Mark sorts out any electrical gremlins with the TX and finds that the system was fairly advanced for the time.
YAMAHA YR1/2/3 • It’s the great, great grandfather of the Elsie! Welcome to the Yamaha YR family!
What to buy, how much to pay?
Where fuels rush in… • Final preparations for PB’s Spanish track test go awry with a mystery rich-running problem…
Track day hound! • This bike was gifted to CMM but nowt’s happened for two years – until now!
Exhausting times! • The crowning glory of any ‘special’ two-stroke has to be the expansion chambers, right?
Tanks for the memories! • Time for John to sort out that 550F’s tank issues, we think…
Suzuki GSF1200 Bandit • One of the big successes from the 1990s and onwards was the big Bandit – but how do they break? Only one man can tell us…
Parts and parcel: a breaker’s guide
Useless credit cards: Tsk! • Tuner, engineer, rider