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Greetings, one and all
■ Csepel on show
Harry’s Sunbeam • Meet Harry, on the road helping to save lives
World’s fastest Velocette LE
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The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride • We all like an excuse to dress up occasionally, especially for a good cause
The Bike Shed London Show • Alternative, mainstream, whatever – the Bike Shed Show has some amazing bikes to see in a wonderful location
Please take heed
Which exhaust was it, Oli?
Anything to say?
Once in a lifetime • Owen Howells gets to his chosen destination of Albania. Is it what he expected?
Fancy a day out?
Enjoying Cornwall by bike • It is better to travel hopefully. Forget the arriving bit. Oli rides around Cornwall on a bunch of Royal Enfields, seeing what wonders the South West jewel can bring the touring rider
Dorothy’s Speed Shop
Which Motorcycle was my favourite? Everyone else chose the Himalayan...
A brief history of the Moto Guzzi V-twins • Moto Guzzi celebrated its centenary of continuous production last year. Through times good and bad, wars, and continuously changing owners, the small company from the shores of Lake Como continues. In its honour, we have a look at the history of the V-twin range, for which the Italian firm has become famous over the last five decades
The Original Small Block Moto Guzzi V50 • In 1977, Moto Guzzi took its much-loved V-twin, shrunk it down and created a new, compact 490cc to take on the growing middleweight market. Does the small-block V-twin retain the soul and character of its bigger brother?
A personal opinion – Owen Howells
Moto Guzzi V7 Stone • A modern Moto Guzzi V7 is still a cracking bike and a really underrated alternative to a Hinkley Triumph, says our Oli, who owns this one!
Rocket Free My triple and strife • Like only he can, Frank takes us to this month’s favourite, the BSA Rocket 3
Honda CBR900RR Fireblade, 1992-1995 • Honda took what they’d learned from the NR, RC and RVF projects, gave it to a maverick designer and with the first Fireblade, made everything else obsolete overnight. You can own one from £3000
Sharpening your ’Blade
Post op pull-down • A pretty little Triumph Speed Twin returned to the bench recently, having completed a few hundred miles since a bit of a top end rebuild/refresh
WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO ON OUR PROJECTS... Steve’s Yamaha AS1 Part twelve • Small but significant steps have been made
Losing your grip and clutch springs
Project BMW • Matt’s R100 is best described as ‘a procrastinated dream’ as random little jobs slowly get the bike closer to being finished. Hopefully.
Famous Last Words • Just when a chap decides that enough is quite enough…
Who do they think they are?