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".
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Air-cool! • Just what is this? It looks factory-fresh as if it was an official Yamaha model – but it’s not. CMM reader Kelvin Bonarski lets us in on the secret…
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Golden girl! • It’s been some time coming, but it’s here: BSA’s new Gold Star. In a day with the bike and little more than an hour in the saddle, what emotive feelings does this new Goldie give to the retro-loving classic motorcyclist?
I FEEL THE NEED… • …the need, for SPEED! And for 1986’s seminal Paramount film TOP GUN that could mean only one machine…
Sensible, Super Sport sensation! • Steve finds himself falling under this Honda CB550 Four’s spell... is he about to shed his tag of two-stroke lover?
RETRO SPECTIVE Kawasaki Z1R • Yes, we have a retro-inspired ‘café racer’ version of the Z900RS, but what we really want updated is this – including a version with forced induction…
Burning Pre-mix! • The time has come, the mighty RM80X is complete and has had its maiden run, hittin’ band on the local Aussie trails with a 46-year-old kid stretching the throttle cable!
On any sandy • Ralph Ferrand works with tools all day long – he sells them too at bikerstoolbox.co.uk so he knows what works.
Air and oil cool! • Suzuki’s GSX-R1100 motors were veritable powerhouses in their day, but this one hasn’t been so lucky… Thankfully, Suzuki samurai Pip Higham whipped out his ceremonial sword and started to have a poke about…
Au revoir, Rouge! • Having decided to sell the little Ducati, all Kev had to do was put it back together and make it run. It really shouldn’t have been difficult, but....
Carb conundrums! • Sometimes old carburettors require a bit more than just a can of carb cleaner. Welcome to ‘When carbs go wrong’ part 1!
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Goosed! • Legendary Z-Power man Dave Marsden continues his replica Goose bike from Mad Max. This time, it’s time to look at the motor.
Spit and polish! • Yes, the CB is nearly there, but it’s the little things, isn’t it? Like making her look shipshape and Bristol fashion!
Charging ahead! • We all need power… and while modern bikes have plugs aplenty, modern...