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".
Not fashionable, frugal…
The forgotten 750?
Stuff • The latest riding kit, top tools, tyres, retro clothing and more!
Tested • Riding kit worn, tools twirled & tyres turned
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SCOOPERMAN! • The s unny side of the classic world, with the VJMC’s Steve Cooper
FUN WITH FIREBLADES!
show us yours • We want to see YOUR pride and joy in our pages, so you can share what you ride and restore with fellow readers. Email your hi-res shots to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail in some photos to the address at the front of the mag. Let us know what you’ve done and how you’ve done it and send before and after shots if you can. Do get in touch. Bertie.
The way we were… • Send us your nostalgic snaps of you back in the day with your steed! Either send to me at bsimmonds@ mortons.co.uk or via our vibrant Facebook page. C’mon!
All for dad! • A bodged but much-loved bike belonging to his dad was soon on the road to redemption when Steve Earnshaw got his hands on it.
SPECIAL K! • It’s a classic Italian V-twin for sensible money, says Steve Cooper. OK, let’s hear more about the Moto Morini K2 350…
Classic quartet! • It’s almost a dream trip: going to The Biker’s Classic at the legendary Spa Francorchamps aboard a quartet of seminal Suzuki sportsbikes. Chris Moss – you lucky git…
Kawasaki ZRX1200R • Kawasaki used to build a beautiful retro in the form of the ZRX400/1100 and 1200R. Why can’t we have one again?
Q & A
Shocking! • It’s been a winter of discontent for Bert’s Aprilia V-twin – but things look like they are moving on, at last.
Masking the issues! • Ralph Ferrand works with tools all day long – he sells them too at bikerstoolbox.co.uk so he knows what works.
The Generation Game! • Hand-made tanks are the stuff of café racer legend – but how do the best ones get built? We asked Richard Phelps from TAB II Classics and he answered!
Richard Phelps Q&A – and how to make a tank!
Yamaha YZF-R6 5EB • One of the hottest 600s of the late 1990s is now more than two decades old, and plenty were raced and rallied – so what are they like to break?
That Sting thing! • Continuing his love for old Suzukis, our Pip gets himself what’s called a TC200 Stingray… you can imagine there’s a sting in this tale!
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HONDA GL1000 Gold Wing • The Honda GL1000 Gold Wing – this was a bike that created a new genre of riders, according to Steve Cooper.
Buttoning up! • Cylinder head on time… what issues will our Ralph find when he tries to button everything up?
Not braking sense! • Mark’s trying to sort out the braking system on his Honda CB450K – but has run into some issues.
Niall’s nail! • Trainee tree surgeon Niall Brooking lent his bike to a mate and the inevitable happened: he dropped it. Here’s a tiddler classic that’s been through the mill!
Sauce for the Goose! • Legendary Z-Power man Dave Marsden is rebuilding a replica of a bike sewn into celluloid lore: Goose’s Zed from Mad Max…
Out with the old – and in with the even older! • With the Ducati 400SS off to a new owner, Kev was planning to start work on his early GSX-R1100. Somehow it didn't turn out that way...
Eccentrics I have known…