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Greetings... and a farewell to Paul Smart
Rapide Unrivalled Retirement Ride • Mystery surrounds this Vincent – a puzzle of time and distance brought together by Tim Pearcey, who rebuilt his steed with senior years in mind….
The Vincent Rapide Series C
To Zimmer Frame and Beyond….
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This month’s star letter wins...
More rusty nuts advice
Anything to say?
Fancy a day out?
A NEWARK START FOR 2022
Did you know? • What did we learn at the Stafford show? Oli had a mission to learn what he could from the variety of clubs in attendance
The Blown Vee Honda CX650 Turbo • Honda is a company that, somehow, seems to have a reputation for bikes that are a little staid, built for comfort and practicality rather than being an adventurous company that is prepared to push the boundaries of what is deemed ‘normal’ in the world of motorcycling...
Tantalised by a turbo? What about these? • The turbo bikes of the late 1970s to early 1980s were expensive – in some cases, terrifying – and didn’t sell in big numbers. When they fell out of favour with buyers, spares became very hard to find. Some were simply left to decay and are massively expensive to restore as a consequence. But if you have an impeller-fed itch, here are four of the few... and one that might have been.
FN 1908 ‘The car on two wheels’ • A 112-year-old motorcycle and never been ridden. ‘Showroom new’. How unique do you want it?
The four-cylinder’s history in Europe and USA
Moto Guzzi V7 850s • Moto Guzzi in the 1970s came in all shapes and sizes. This month we look at an 850GT and an 850T...
SPECIFICATION (1974 ELDORADO)
BMW K100 • This was one of the last stories Rob Davies, a regular CBG contributor, wrote for us before illness took him. Right to the end, he was trying to convince himself of bikes he didn’t think he would like. Hope you enjoy – Matt
Triumph modern classics range • Triumph produces nine variations of its Bonneville. Many, including us, were slightly confused as to which one was for who, so we tried them all! This is what we found...
The smart money a Paul Smart tribute • Last month we lost one of the most versatile racers – who also happened to be one of the nicest. Alan Cathcart looks back at Paul Smart’s life
WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO ON OUR PROJECTS... Steve’s Yamaha AS1 Part six • Despite delays, the Yamaha AS1 rebirth is still making progress.
Two-strokes, cylinder heads and modern petrol
Hutch’s workshop tips • Hutch finds a rare pair of carbs that may have just been sitting around inside... but still want to cause trouble
Project BMW • Matt is slowly putting the R100 back together and – whisper it – hasn’t come across any issues yet…
Make your own basic workshop tools • Sometimes, you can make your own tools for an easier life. Here’s two Oli made...
Famous Last Words • The power. The glory. How to have fun with a Coltish 10bhp…
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