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Greetings! Blowing off the cobwebs
From our archive
Composed by the Conductor • Some bikes defy any need for a clever or witty standfirst; this Norton JAP is one such creation
Triumph With A Watsonian Chair
Bristol Show Off
DISTINGUISH YOURSELF FOR CHARITY THIS MAY
Up For The Kop?
A Decade In The Workshop For Draganfly’s Chris
Return Of The Tortoise And Hare
Living In A Biker’s Paradise
1973 YAMAHA TX750
My 1969 Production TT
Triumph Tiger TR7 • Poor man’s Bonneville or thinking man’s Triumph? Born in troubled waters, the Tiger 750 could be the best Triumph twin
SPECIFICATION: TRIUMPH TR7RV 750 1973 – 1988
Buying and living with a Tiger
Vincent Black Shadow • This is the daddy of posh totty – the first post-war superbike and the fastest production motorcycle in the world for more than two decades.
Ducati’s Scrambler Nightshift • Ducati’s new Scrambler, more desirable than ever – but at a price.
PETROL THE TRUTH • E5, E10, and ethanol, disintegrating fuel pipes, tanks going rusty... what is going on with petrol? Is it a conspiracy? Should we all start brewing our own? Or is it just a load of old nonsense? Classic Bike Guide sifts through the fumes to provide the information you need to keep your bike safe and well.
Busting cobwebs with dirt! • We wanted to get ready for riding again, so what better way than flat track school?
Want to know more about dirt track?
Part 4 BMW R100 project • I simply love working on this bike. Is it a Seventies boy working on a Seventies design? I’m not even a BMW fan-boy – I just like the boxers. And the original F650, which was an Aprilia, so that doesn’t count.
How to paint • At last – we get to spray! But is it all worth it?
The Primary Job • Hhnts & tips from HUTCH'S WORKSHOP
FRANK WESTWORTH • FAMOUS LAST WORDS The annoying sound of sound advice…
WELCOME TO CLASSIC BIKE GUIDE’S 2021 BRITISH BIKE GUIDE • You’ll find a veritable feast of aluminium, cast iron and bent steel from the glory days of the British motorcycle industry and from its desperate struggles to survive. There are even a few from its struggling rebirth.