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".
Time, she marches on…
CABERG ‘WIDE-SCREEN’ HELMETS
OXFORD PRODUCTS STRIKEFORCE GROUND ANCHOR
WEISE FJORD GLOVES
MOTO-DETAIL SOFT LUGGAGE
MV AGUSTA SINCE 1945
BMW MOTORCYCLES 100 YEARS
SEALEY WINTER TOOL PROMOTION
HONDA GOLD WING T -SHIRT
LASER TOOLS HEAT-SHRINK GUN
PYRAMID PLASTICS Z900RS FLY SCREENS
NISHUA ENDURO CARBON HELMET
TUCANO URBANO POL-ICE JACKET
The name’s Bond…
TIDDLERS TO THE RESCUE!
A CLASSIC TWO -STROKE TIMEPIECE!
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SCOOPERMAN! • The sunny side of the classic world, with the VJMC’s Steve Cooper
Autumn Classic Show & BikeJumble
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David Woodhead’s 1984 Kawasaki GPZ1100A2 • We want to see YOUR pride and joy in our pages, so you can share what you ride and what you restore/build with fellow readers. Email your hi-res shots to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail in some photos at the address at the front of the mag. Let us know what you’ve done, how you’ve done it and send before and after shots if you can. Do get in touch – because the best of the month gets a free T-shirt!
Paul O’Neill’s Yamaha XS1100
Jason Teague’s Honda VFR400RR NC30
Neil Bell’s Honda CB250N Super Dream
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!
At the Cole face • Love him or loathe him, this man gets bikes – and often old classic bikes – on television. Meet Henry Cole.
An Old Dog... • At 53, Will Holman needed to learn a new trick about 35 years too late – how to ride a motorcycle. He’d get there, via a scary ride in India on a scooter, an iffy Triumph and an instructor called Dave…
Growing old DISGRACEFULLY • We love bikes. We love fettling them and riding them, but... some classics are big and heavy, and we’re not getting any younger. So what can we do about it? Steve Cooper finds out…
Cool Kwak • If you’re of a certain age, then it was the 125, not the 250 that you learned your trade (the hard way) on… One of the coolest was Kawasaki’s AR125 and we just so happen to have an A1 from 1982 to savour…
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Q & A
Shrinking violet! • Ralph Ferrand works with tools all day long – he sells them too at bikerstoolbox.co.uk so he knows what works.
Paint your wagon • The editor gets his fourth project bike in just over a year – but this is a case of ‘Covet thy neighbour’s wife’!
Old, cold, gold! • Scoop takes issue with the bike’s aesthetics but continues to make progress, even if he’s old and cold!
Memorial Mille • It’s been three years in the making, but Bruce’s Mille is finally finished and it’s in memory of a very special...