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Greetings oh lovers of old motorcycles!
From our archive
Douglas T35 • The Douglas T35 may have endured a hard life when new, with frame issues and less than great sales, but Oli finds out how good they really are to ride now.
WHAT IS IT? • The first modern postwar British Motorcycle
RUNNING IN THE FAMILY
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THANKS fOR THE INSPIRATION
THIS MONTH’S STAR LETTER WINS
Royal Enfield Meteor • Like buses, you wait ages for a new Royal Enfield, then two come along in quick succession. After the 650s, we present to you, the Meteor 350.
WHAT WE THINK
PETER WILLIAMS • In December 2020, we lost one of motorcycling’s most pioneering engineers and a damn fine racer; Peter Williams. Alan Cathcart looks at Peter’s career through the eyes of a friend.
JOHN PLAYER NORTON MONOCOQUE Thinking outside the box • In our admiration of the late Peter Williams, we look at the bike he’s remembered mostly for; the bike that did the most, with the least, 50 years ago.
Triumph Trident The world waited • Few of us fail to admire the triple bark of a triple-cylinder Trident these days. But back in ’69, it was too old, too expensive and that pesky Honda CB750 was just too good…
TRIUMPH T150 TRIDENT (1969)
Peter Williams 1939 – 2020
Triumph Trident 1991-1998 • Triumph’s second Trident spearheaded the new incarnation of the famous British marque. Is it any good now? I’ll skip to the answer – yes. It could be the deal of the decade.
New RETRO Triumph Trident • The Trident is back again – but in a quite different form.
HONDA CB900F 1979-83 Restoration & Buying Guide • Before Rob Davies sadly passed away, he was following this restoration. Often overlooked, Rob saw the qualities of Honda’s CB900F
SPECIFICATION: CB 900 SPEC
FLORIDA FANCY • Tony Adams decided his next project would be to turn a less-than-pretty, unloved Moto Guzzi Florida into a lightweight, prettier bike that would still be a lot of fun
Pulling out dents • We’re lifting dents from tanks using a left field technique
PREPPING TANKS fOR PAINT
Project Norton • Small steps are starting to make progress on the ES2
Hints & tips FROM HUTCH'S WORK SHOP • This month, Hutch shows us that a simple job needs some considerable thought, and comes across a leaky flange