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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Lucky strike! • CMM reader John Woodmore may not have been panning for gold when he headed into the Rockies, but instead he managed to bring two classics out of a long hibernation.
goodbye, R GSX 1000... • And farewell to the legendary GSX-R range as a whole. Bertie Simmonds throws a quick glance at some of the early models in the 1000cc GSX-R range.
Show ponies! • Concept bikes… those machines you see at bike shows which may (or may not) make it into production. Alan Dowds checks out some of the craziest.
Final fling! • Our man finally gets to ride Suzuki’s TS250 after 40 years, making it a clean sweep of the Japanese 250 trail irons!
RETRO...REBOOT Suzuki Nuda • The coolest Suzuki concept never built… but what if it turned up in the showrooms today?
Q & A
Tap, tap, tap... • Ralph Ferrand works with tools all day long – he sells them too at bikerstoolbox.co.uk so he knows what works.
Workshop Heavy metal (flake) man! • Surely the specialist custom paint technique of applying metal flake can only be done by a seasoned professional? Part two for Ralph’s ‘DIY paint job!’
Get Sharper! • Our very own Blade sharpener Andy Bolas has bagged this for a grand: but we are sure he won’t ‘hone alone’.
Beginning of the end? • It’s time to get the frame powder-coated and then get that heavy old lump into the finished frame. Time to get some help in, Malc!
Moving on... • David’s restoration continues. This issue we stay on the engine but check out the gearbox.
SUZIKI RGV T250 VJ21 • One of the original racers for the road is now bought more for a ‘princely sum’ than a pauper’s ransom! And buyer BEWARE!
Shock and awe! • Ralph’s clearly a committed Zed head… as he carries on with the stock Z900 build, he can’t help but ponder how clever the Kawasaki designers were back in the day.
Workshop Where Fuels rush in! • Our Mark has owned his Honda CB900F Hornet for quite a while – but what seems to be the issue with this one?
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Miserly motor! • He’s so tight, he squeaks (Pip squeak?). Our Mr. Higham eschews the money no object option and...