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SPEED RECORDS AND THE TRIUMPH TIGER 100
Match made in Meriden • Talking bikes of yesteryear, Les Jewiss has seen, fixed and ridden it – but a T100 purchased the summer that four Beatles first played the Cavern Club remains his number one more than 60 years later…
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New calipers for Japanese classics
Phil Read MBE • Motorcycle racing legend Phil Read MBE has died at the age of 83. Read’s astonishing record included winning more than one in three of the GP races he started in, and he was on the podium in three of every four.
Suzuki GS750 • Suzuki needed a successor to the two-strokes, killed off by the emissions laws. The GS750 was fast from design to showroom and faster on the road – and it’s still a great bike to ride today
Fancy a day out? • Grab a coat, pop some money in your pocket and prepare for a haggle!
Wish list STAR LETTER
Staying the course for a great cause • Harry Bott and his 97-year-old Sunbeam are nearing the end of their mammoth journey around the UK and Ireland in excellent aid of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
Aka H-D Super Dyna Glide T-Sport • An American sport tourer intended for European riders? What a quaint idea…
Your guide to: Honda CB175 • We look at the baby CB750, the CB175, and also what it’s like to live with... with grateful help from John Child, his gorgeous CB175 and the wonderful Suffolk sunshine
The first Moto Morini • Moto Morini’s first attempt at a motorcycle came from the DKW RT125, just like BSA’s Bantam. Yet despite a lack of experience, style certainly wasn’t forgotten...
HARRIS MATCHLESS G80 • When the G80 model is mentioned, most CBG readers will think of the postwar single-cylinder Matchless. It had the generic ‘jampot’ rear suspension and is perhaps the perfect example of the British ‘thumper’ single. Yet there’s another G80 that may not spring quite so readily to mind...
British Bike Guide PART THREE
Hints & tips FROM HUTCH’S WORKSHOP How high
There’s no pleasing some… • No sooner did Maria’s Tribsa get its carburation just right, her Thunderbird-engined A10 rewarded her by going pop
Project BMW – the finale! (nearly) • Restoration projects are never finished; they just morph into rolling progress. Matt goes for a shakedown weekend, has a blast, a pop, and writes a new list…
Famous Last Words • That old heap? Not worth fixing, cost far too much. Oh…