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".
Spring is out there – somewhere!
Classic motorcycle machanics
Hubert Auriol: rally legend…
The latest riding kit, top tools, tyres, retro clothing and more!
Riding kit worn, tools twirled & tyres turned
APRIL STAFFORD SHIFTED!
CRMC CLASS ACT!
VINTAGE SHOW VANQUISHED!
SCOOPERMAN ! • The sunny side of the classic world, with the VJMC’s Steve Cooper
LEGENDS’ BIKES STILL UP FOR GRABS!
Denis Curtis: 1947-2020
Prize winner • New-ish rider writes!
WIN BRIDGESTONE KIT
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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 email@example.com or via our vibrant Facebook page. C’mon!
UNV 368W- a life! • Reg plates often inspire memories, thoughts, friends and love. This is one of them. Read the story of UNV 368W: a bike loved by two best friends and one which was resurrected in the other’s memory…
Bridgestone launches new BT46 ‘classic’ tyre!
TRIPLE TREAT! • It’s one of the biggest showdowns of the 1970s: triple versus triple, Suzuki vs Kawasaki – but which one would YOU choose?
KAWASAKI H2C – owner Steve Burgess says...
I own them: Steve Burgess
SUZUKI GT750 KETTLE – owner Steve Burgess says...
Dave ‘The Goat’ Smith’s opinion... • Dave Smith has been road-testing bikes for most of the 21st century, and has been racing and spannering for much longer. What did he make of these beasties?
The good old days! • Do we all suffer from ‘rose-tinted visor’ syndrome or were things better back in the day? We asked a few people to find out…
Maybe it’s not just me
Whit’s whispers and moans!
Tim’s tall tales!
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, too.
Magic moments! • If we’re lucky, we can reunite with a machine we fell in love with way back when. Here’s Steve ‘Stavros’ Parrish’s road test of one of his first loves…
RETRO SPECTIVE BMW K1
Slow Progress! • Award-winning motorcycle engineer!
Am I Boring You? • Ralph Ferrand works with tools all day long – he sells them too at bikerstoolbox.co.uk so he knows what works.
STRIP TEASE • Bruno the RG250 WE1 HB has been stripped part naked and is ready for some serious restoration love!
Wheels of change! • It’s amazing how wheels set a project off... or foul it up! Malc Shaw gets his sorted – with a little help from Britain’s best…
Kawasaki Z650 • Son of the Kawasaki Z1? The original UJM? Or just a thoroughly affordable classic, asks Scoop.
AND THE BEAT GOES ON…
What to buy and how much to pay
1976 Kawasaki Z650
Forkin’ ‘ell: more leaks! • Leaky forks have made our Ralph’s life hell! Here he sorts ’em!
All geared up! • These days, the gearing of a bike is a matter of taste rather than getting the best top speed. John Nutting ponders how it relates to the...