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Gus Kuhn Commando • Gus Kuhn was a speedway rider and TT racer, and competed in most other two-wheel sports. He also ran his own shop, but will always be best known for a bike he never saw – the Gus Kuhn Commando
Who was Gus Kuhn?
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Harry’s lifeboat challenge
Motorcycle industry launches elite rider training initiative
Going from Coast to Coast
Norton Motorcycles secures a slice of history
Eastern delights finally get to meet
Are you a tortoise or a hare?
Classics on Anglesey
What we liked at the Stafford Show • Maria and Oli went looking for bikes they liked – and here’s what they found
Fancy a day out? • Sun, heat and long evenings – get out there!
Anything to say?
Once in a lifetime • Photographer and BMW stalwart Owen Howells built an off-road GS-style bike from his 1982 R80ST. Not content with riding around his native Wales, he decided to travel to Albania on the Trans European Trail and document it for us all, in the first of a two-part feature
PREPARATION FOR ADVENTURE TOURING ABROAD
Moto Parilla MSDS 175 • This wonderful bike has a wonderful story behind it, and the result is stunning
1961 PARILLA MSDS
The Matchless PLUTO! • A little-known star from AMC could have been the future of the company...
Honda Bros 400 and 650 • Underrated, undersold, overlooked and over here. The Honda Bros 400 or 650 is one of the greatest, best-looking bikes around, especially if you like your bikes small and nimble
Grey imports – the perfect storm
I ride one
Royal Enfield Model G • Forever in the shadow of the Bullet, early Enfields can make great classic bikes for a lot less money than their rivals
Royal Enfield Classic 350 Built like a gun? Time will tell if the new Classic 350 hits the target Words by Maria Hull Photography by Matt Hull
I rode it too – Matt
Renovate Air Filters • When you can’t buy new air filters, it’s time to get creative
CLEANING AIR FILTERS
Project BMW • Odds and sods as the road beckons
Intellectual spannering • Sometimes it isn’t having the right tools, but a logical mind working through the possibilities
Famous Last Words • A Matchless letting Frank down? And electrics are not to blame...
Who do they think they are?