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From our archive
50 years of the Super Glide 1971 H-D Super Glide Boat Tail
Stafford show still on – but book ahead
Diamond score for anchor
Head to Netley for a rummage
THE NEW METEOR HITS BRITAIN
New reasons to visit Triumph’s home
RICKMAN BROTHERS WILL ATTEND GATHERING
Manchester Bike Show finds a new home
GRANT SELLS HIS XR69
CORRECTION AND CLARIFICATION
One carb or two? Triumph decisions...
This month’s star letter wins
Anything to say?
Tanks for everything
‘Use them – ride further – I’m talking to you, Hull’ • Sixteen years old. Remember that age? Oh the dreams, oh what promise… Mother, I must apologise for the disappointment.
Who do they think they are?
Burger vans and instant coffee... holding onto the old ways • I’d missed breakfast. When I say missed, what I mean is the pub I’d stayed in wasn’t providing it because of you-know-what.
Who do they think they are?
The Triumph Speed Twin
WHAT IS IT? • The first modern British motorcycle.
Triumph Speed Twin • Triumph reveals the new for 2021 Speed Twin. We have a look at what to expect
The Triumph Classic range
Kickback • After more than year, large events are starting to return. The first major gathering was hosted in the regency splendour of Cheltenham Town Hall
Fancy a day out? • For the first time in 15 months, we present the Events Diary. There are plenty of events this month, both big and small. Sorry for sounding patronising... because of the current issues, be aware that these listings are as accurate as we can make them as we go to press, but that all events are subject to change and/or cancellation. We recommend checking with organisers before you pack sandwiches and head across the country for an event that may not take place.
Moto Morini 3½ • Italian sports bikes of the 1970s seem to be defined by big brawny bruisers like the three-cylinder Laverda Jota and L-twin Ducati 900SS. But there were also smaller capacity machines built by Italian manufacturers that not only had a sporting heritage but also became intensely desirable machines with a cult following.
The Covid Norton ES2 Part one • You can’t keep a bike in production from 1927 until 1964 down, even when you’re trying to restore it during a worldwide pandemic. Stuart Urquhart takes us on his journey of this lovely real-world restoration
One of a kind Dick Mann • Racer Dick Mann was one of a kind – a nice guy who finished first, on bikes he built and tuned himself. He was fundamental in helping Honda grow and BSA hold on. Truly one of a kind.
Should you buy an ultrasonic cleaner? • With prices coming down, we look at ultrasonic cleaners and how good they are for restoration at home. Are they the do-it-all solution?
Part 5 BMW R100 project • Project BMW – to pull together as one, one must first know the individual elements. The frame needs painting, the gearbox and final drive checking, and the engine stripping, so Matt asks the question – just how easy is it to pull a boxer apart?
John’s advice... from earth cables to forks
Hints & tips FROM HUTCH'S WORKSHOP • Hutch has to get it on with a late 1960s Bush