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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Stuff • The latest riding kit, top tools tyres, retro clothing and more!
Tested • Riding kit worn, tools twirled & tyres turned
Kettle Club celebrates 25 years!
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Like father, like son!
SCOOPERMAN! • The sunny side of the classic world, with the VJMC’s Steve Cooper
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DIARY DATES • Some dates for your diary… remember, thanks to Covid-19, nothing is set in stone, so do check these before you go. Booking online is best…
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EVO XR! • Long-time biker, Matt Cain had a dream of building a special Suzuki GSX-R750L Evo… but it started off as a bit of a nightmare…
Naked Thunder! • Bertie comes over all unnecessary when he explains his love for Aprilia’s V-twins, especially when he gets naked. Sorry, when THEY get naked…
It’s a family affair…
Big Kat diary! • Or how Big CC Racing turned Suzuki’s 2019 Katana retro into a wild, turbocharged street-sleeper
How much mister?
Boiling hot! • Within Kettle Club circles, Phil Baldwin’s 1000cc four-cylinder version of Suzuki’s GT750 has become legendary. John Nutting takes ‘The Beast’ for a ride and comes back surprised
I built the Suzuki GT1000…
Art in motion… • Let’s face it, a beautiful classic motorcycle is a rolling work of art. Meet Bob Spendlove, the biker who can put your pride and joy down on canvas for posterity.
Suzuki TL1000R • Why are prices of the fat and frumpy TL1000R rising? Could we see a revival of a Suzuki sports V-twin?
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.
Starting and fettling! • Award-winning motorcycle engineer!
Metal magic! • Ralph Ferrand works with tools all day long – he sells them too at bikerstoolbox.co.uk so he knows what works.
Lucky for some! • Has it really been more than 12 issues (and much longer than a year) since we first saw Malc? He’s still on with his Suzuki triple special!
Laverda Chott • Can a little 250 two-stroke trailie be mad, mental and thoroughly manageable all in one hit? Maybe this one can, says Steve Cooper.
TIMELINE: The Chott and Beyond
Plodding on! • Lots of things speed up and slow down any restoration, be it boredom, laziness, a lockdown, family or otherwise. So much has happened in the last year, but Bruce is trying to get on with the marvellous Mille.
Stripping yarns! • Kindly given a box of old Zed bits, Ralph Ferrand is back on the case with one of his favourite four-strokes!
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Motor-mania! • Mark’s on the finishing straight with his TX750, but a little engine work now needs to be done to get it sorted. This is the first part of a two engine re-build. articles.