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".
When reality dawns…
The latest riding kit, top tools, tyres, retro clothing and more!
Riding kit worn, tools twirled & tyres turned
WIN a Ducati Panigale with be moto
Class of ’78 at Stafford!
Scooperman! • The sunny side of the classic world, with the VJMC’s Steve Cooper
Wasp stings showgoers!
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Marvellous maggot! • Bob Orbell has had a long relationship with this marvellous Honda V-twin…
BOOM, BOOM! • Honda’s VTX1800 emerged on the cruiser scene in the early noughties, promising more grunt than that heard in a VHS porn film and pistons the size of dinner plates. Bertie Simmonds waxes his moustache in anticipation…
Storm WARNING! • Three decades ago, the once-humble Zephyr was seen as a cheap retro bike, whilst others saw it as a blank canvas. Roland Brown takes us back in time to his ride in the eye of a storm…
WONDERFUL WHIPPET! • Our Andy places his posterior on a perfectly lovely little two-stroke that he’s been gagging to ride for years: Yamaha’s SDR200.
BMW K1300 S • Other than the Boxer twins, most BMWs left our Bertie cold – until the Munich massive went a bit more contemporary…
Q & A
Winter tales and YL1
Ralph’s Getting Wired! • Ralph Ferrand works with tools all day long – he sells them too at bikerstoolbox.co.uk so he knows what works.
The Swamp Monster! • So, our Pip is stung by things said by CMM readers and so decides to head out and prove ’em wrong! What a trooper!
These fuelish things!
Ring-a-ding-ding! • After many months of waiting for delayed new parts, recycling old parts and stripping three engines, Bruno finally has a two-stroking, smoke-blowing, power-banding parallel twin installed!
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YAMAHA RD 125LC Mk1/Mk2 • This is Yamaha’s first response to the 1982 125cc Learner Law…
Ralph lubes up! • This issue Ralph opens up the very heart of the big Zed to work out what’s occurring with the oil-pump.
Third time lucky • After parting company with two fully restored GSX-R750F models, which he had slaved over for years, Jeff did shed a tear or two... then his mate Chappy turned up...
Motor mania! • Tony and pal Andy are sorting out their Lockdown LCs with their respective engines: which way will they go?
Early Suzuki Days