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The Kiwi Guzzi that could fly • This is the story about a Kiwi who cracked a Bonneville land speed record on a Moto Guzzi – a 350cc pushrod Moto Guzzi. We unravel the story with Mike Noonan.
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BSA Gold Star Returns! • It has been rumoured for years, but now we’ve seen it, we’ve spoken to the engineers, and it’s here – the new 650cc single-cylinder BSA Gold Star
WHO IS BEHIND THE RETURN OF BSA?
A LITTLE HISTORY LESSON
POSTWAR MODEL HISTORY
Anything to say?
Fancy a day out?
Welcome back, Norton • The prodigal son returns, with a new world headquarters in Birmingham, a new owner, new management and new ideas.
Norton Model 50 The Underrated Sibling • Oft in the shadow of the 500cc ES2, which in turn cowers next to the Norton twins, the 350cc Model 50 was a great-looking everyday bike
Sweeping Changes: A Little History Lesson
Happy birthday! • The Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club (VJMC) is celebrating its 40th anniversary next year. And, like every birthday party, it’s time for some words of reflection, by the club’s very own Steve Cooper
Honda CB750/4 • If you aspire to just one Japanese classic, then this has to be top of your list. Nothing has caused more waves since this superbike came in to a black-and-white world and made everything colour. Ladies and gentlemen, we give you the Honda CB750
Never stop learning
CB750 Not for you? How about something a little different? • Wonderful though they are, CB750s are not for everyone. So we’ve made a wishlist of excellent alternatives
Modern Retro: Honda CBR600f 1987-1998 • Matt attempts to apply the ‘classic’ moniker to a mass-produced, fully-faired Japanese supersport bike under the guise of ‘cheap modern classic’. He has a point…
Are you convinced yet? Here’s what to look for...
So, is it a classic?
Velocette Venom Clubman • If you fancy the idea of a classic road racer, a Velocette Venom could be ideal – but read this first – they’re not for everyone. We have here a wonderful example of a Venom that has always been ridden the way it was meant to be, for all of its two-owner life. And those two owners remain friends.
Rigidly held bars • Hutch, sensibly, likes solidly-mounted handlebars. So when his Douglas felt a little wobbly, he decided to sort it properly...
Project BMW: the outtakes • This project has stalled several times, so here are some of Matt’s tips to overcome problems. Sometimes they work…
What I’ve learned when cleaning alloy:
Yamaha AS1 • Now the exciting part of the rebuild can begin in earnest.
Frank’s famous Last Words • Short days and long nights mean that no riding opportunity should be missed. Possibly…
Who do they think they are?