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Apologies... and a spring ride out
BSA my way • It’s a brave move these days to create a personal take on such a model as the BSA Gold Star. Here’s one man’s amazing take on a classic – and it’s not even silver!
Win this Panther and help a hospice
Route 660 joins UK’s list of must-do trips
Getting steamed-up about modern classics
Weslake specials at Ashford
New publication full of ride ideas and classic advice
Malle goes down to Margate
Will you let Henry have a rummage?
The Bristol classic motorcycle show 2022
Bike shows How to prepare your bike for the judges • You enter your bike into a show after spending hours polishing and cleaning, but it doesn’t win! Why? And what are the judges looking for?
Judging at Shepton Mallet
How about some AJW content?
Anything to say?
The sun is out; let’s go!
The Honda 500 Four and 550 Four • Big H had already shown what it was capable of with its mid-size twins like the ‘Black Bomber’ and then the CB750/4. Then came the real threat to its rivals, a real alternative to a twin – the CB500 Four. Oli looks at both a 500 Four and a later 550 Four to see which could be best for you
Frank Westworth on the Norton Ranger • Frank looks back through the AMC hybrids, leading to his favourite, the Norton Ranger 750
The three stool legs of Ducati’s success • Paul Smart at Imola and Mike Hailwood’s fairytale comeback at the TT were pivotal to Ducati being what it is now. But there was a third victory, and it was under the gaze of the all-important American market – 1977 saw a magazine editor and keen amateur tuner win Daytona on a 750SS
Texas Ranger and his desert sled • Some bikes are made to show, some to just be used, and others to defy things trying to damage them. Phillip Tooth meets a man who makes Beemers soak up the bruises
Norton Mercury restoration Messenger of the Tods... • After all the work so far, will Phil fall at the final hurdle? No, but the Mercury kept him busy until the end!
Buying a classic bike • There is a lot of information out there about buying a classic bike, so we’ve sorted through the chaff to bring you a simple guide to buying your first one
Steve’s Yamaha AS1 Part ten • It’s three steps forward and one step back this time
In the workshop: Maria’s TriBSA • Maria works full-time, looks after the house, feeds us all, makes sure the children are not completely left to their own devices and does the shopping – while I play with bikes. And I struggle at that. Evolution?
Project BMW • There may be light at the end of the tunnel – or it’s just the postie bringing yet more parts with a torch… Matt battles on
Back to normal for spring • Hutch finds his unloved BSA A65 needs a little spark
Frank’s Famous Last Words • Frank is looking for a project that can keep him from ruining his other steeds – but can he find such a machine?
Who do they think they are?