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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JIM LINDSAY 1954-2021
SCOOPERMAN! • The sunny side of the classic world, with the VJMC’s Steve Cooper
The WILD ONE!
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Prize winner • Don’t sweat it!
I STILL love the GSX-R1100G!
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
Restless Native! • Neil Sim had an itch to scratch. That itch was a bike he saw in a film way back in 1985 – a Suzuki GP 125 from the Scottish comedy film ‘Restless Natives’.
MAX-IMUM IMPACT! • The V-Max redefined the term muscle-bike on its launch in 1985, and all these years later a full-power example of Yamaha’s mighty V4 still packs a punch.
Creating the Mighty Max!
YAMAHA Vmax (1985)
TO THE MAX! • The original V-Max earned a mighty reputation, but some performance-crazed owners and bike builders in the 1990s regarded Yamaha’s standard V4 as merely the starting point for an outrageous special. These three were arguably Europe’s best…
Eu Beauties! • Europe produced some of the most beautiful and desirable motorcycles of the 1970s, including our pick here: the BMW R100 S, the Ducati 900 SD Darmah, the Laverda 1000 Jota and the Moto Guzzi 850 Le Mans. We ride them all on Bridgestone’s new BT-46 tyre.
Suzuki GSX-R750 W-T SRAD • In its 36-year history, the SRAD is arguably the most loved GSX-R750. Let’s give it a little tickle…
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.
Piston broke! • Ralph Ferrand works with tools all day long – he sells them too at bikerstoolbox.co.uk so he knows what works.
Cover story! • Malcolm finds out that inspiration and preparation help when the devil is in the detail.
YAMAHA Vmax • There simply ain’t nothing like a V-Max: you’ve seen the original and seen the specials in this issue – but what are they like to buy?
What to buy and how much to pay
THE V FOUR BACK STORY – LOSERS AND WINNERS
Changing Vrooms! • Bruce’s life is never straightforward… and his project’s not either – time for the Aprilia Mille to ch-ch-change…
Counting the cost
Purple patch! • He’s gone and done it: sorted this veritable pile of pernicious parts and sold it on. Farewell, Purple Pain…
Troubled twin? • What’s with the TX750’s much-maligned reputation? Does it deserve it? Mark asks the questions…
Assault and battery • Want to know how best to look after and maintain your bike’s battery? Look no further.
Gaskets for nowt! • Well, nearly nowt: Our own Pip Higham gives us a little money-saving tip that some may know, and some may not.