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".
Happy 400th, CMM!
Classic Motorcycle Mechanics
Peter Williams: Innovator, racer, gentleman…
The latest riding kit, top tools, tyres, retro clothing and more!
Riding kit worn, tools twirled & tyres turned
Lockdown and YOU
Scooperman! • The sunny side of the classic world, with the VJMC’s
CMM hits 400!
RETRO-STYLED SUZUKI DEAL!
WIN BRIDGESTONE KIT
Prize winner • CMM audited –
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Super Hawk and Son!
Show Us Yours
The way we were… • Send us your nostalgic snaps of you back in the day with your steed! Either send to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or via our vibrant Facebook page. C’mon!
Some sorta Sanctuary! • Inspired by the great specials builds from AC Sanctuary, Bob Haughton and friends set about making their own Zed homage!
Shanks’ Pony • One of the sharpest Blades in the toolbox: careful with it, or you’ll get hurt! The RR-4/5 was finally a full-fat 1000cc, used MotoGP technology from Valentino Rossi’s Honda RC211V, and it’s now a 17-year-old motorcycle: unbelievable…
Actually THIS is the best!
INVERTED SNOBBERY! • The GSX-R1100K was a bit of a handful and Suzuki’s successor the 1100L was supposed to turn all that on its head: literally, as it was the first Suzuki model with the soon-to-be-fashionable inverted or ‘upside-down’ front forks…
Suzuki GSX-R1100 year by year • Introduced in 1986, Suzuki’s GSX-R1100 looked very similar to the GSX-R750 it was derived from, but with a bigger engine, power upped to 125bhp and a more robust aluminium-alloy frame.
How does your garden grow?
Cat - isfaction! PICS: GARY CHAPMAN • Our Scoop rides the Suzuki TC120 ‘Trail Cat’ and comes away wondering why we Brits didn’t build something similar.
THE OWNER’S VIEW BY CHRIS BREALEY
The Suzuki TC timeline
Kawasaki Z1000 • Stealing the name of a legendary Jap four sounds like sacrilege, but it wasn't. Welcome to the 2003-2009 Z1000...
Very boring times!
Pressing matters! • Ralph Ferrand works with tools all day long – he sells them too at bikerstoolbox.co.uk so he knows what works.
Saucy Seventeener! • If you were of a certain age, your 17th birthday meant you could finally get something 125cc sized to go ride on. Classic Motorcycle Mechanics welcomes Niall Brooking to talk about his exotic Yamaha TDR125R.
Bits and pieces • Our Malc is making progress with his saucy Suzuki TR750 – but he’s also a fan of ‘make do and mend’!
LAVERDA 3C • Two cams, three cylinders and four-strokes: well, that’d be a Laverda triple then!
WHAT A BEAUTIFUL NOISE!
What to buy and how much to pay
PARTS & SERVICES
SPECIFICATION • LAVERDA 3C
Loading up with carbs! • He’s on his way to completing the mad machine that is Kawasaki’s H2C triple!
Ferret-ing about! • Scoop calls in the ‘Samurai of Sparks’, the legend that is ‘The Ferret’ who will look at the Apache’s 47-year-old wiring. What will he find?
Ferret’s Cunning Plan!
BAD BRUNO! • When everything goes up in the air, spark up a smoker and kick-start an HB… Oh, hang on!
Original and best! • The...