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THE REAL No.7 BARRY SHEENE by those who knew him • We all know the public persona of the late, great Barry Sheene, but what was he really like as a person? We asked Sheene’s mechanics, friends, racing rivals and even his PR man to offer an insight into the man behind the legend.
The Japanese classic bike guide!
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The National Motorcycle Museum is going live – and it’s free!
Vintage Prescott gets a new lease of life for its 75th birthday
Cool T-shirt for great cause
New combos launched by F2
E10 PETROL – WE HAVE THE FIVE STAR INFORMATION YOU NEED
Sammy’s place is in the top 10 worldwide!
New classic and new clobber is coming from Royal Enfield
KICKBACK WANTS SPECIALS
Gear up for an autumn classic
This month’s star letter wins
Anything to say?
Owner’s view: Matt and Maria’s B31
Fancy a day out?
Honda RC30 • Honda followed a twisted and tortured path before creating what was set to be one of the most successful racing motorcycles of the 1990s – a convoluted journey that saw the factory learning many valuable lessons along the way.
Jaking classic bikes On track • Trackdays are full of 200bhp, slick-shod superbikes ridden by testosterone-fuelled nutters, correct? Well, mainly. But there are some classic-friendly trackdays which can be much more our cup of tea, as Owen and Charlie found out
Charlie’s impressions and thoughts about a trackday on the V50
Do your own classic bike trackday
Buying our own Nostalgia • Oli looks at the idea of owners’ clubs for modern, learner bikes – a possibility?
Who do they think they are?
Think about yourself • Matt thinks it’s good to be selfish…
Who do they think they are?
Triumph Speed Twin 2021 • The sporty model of the Bonneville range had to be changed for emissions, so Triumph thought it’d add a few improvements, too.
REFRESHING A Ducati 750SS • David most kindly sent in his observations when working on a Ducati 750SS he bought. Much is said about Ducatis, but it’s often forgotten they are nice bikes to work on.
1992 DUCATI 750 SS SPECIFICATION.
Modern singles • Oli takes a look at one special BSA, which then leads him to looking at the intriguing world of modern single-cylinder classics. They offer a classic ride and character with modern performance in a lightweight package – so suitable for so many.
Other modern singles to look out for • The 1980s and 90s had the Japanese and Europeans bringing us ever more delightful single-cylinder machines. So many of these make brilliant classics that are reliable, cheap to maintain and tremendous fun to ride. Here’s a few, but not all by a long way.
Steve’s Yamaha AS1 Part four • Broken brakes, claggy speedo drives and mouldering indicators – it’s glamour all the way!
KEEPING IT MOVING ALONG
Project Morini • Things are starting to happen at Oli’s, with his Morini taking shape. A CBG project coming good? Whatever next?
De-rusting with acid – hazardous but effective • While restoring his Moto Morini, Oli decides to experiment with acid – all in the name of our glorious readers…
Double timing • Two sparks for the price...