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".
‘Why didn’t you do that?’
Stuff • The latest riding kit, top tools, tyres, retro clothing and more!
Tested • Riding kit worn, tools twirled & tyres turned
Hailwood’s RG returns!
Oxford celebrates 50 years
Bike grandad’s licence saved!
SCOOPERMAN! • The sunny side of the classic world, with the VJMC’s Steve Cooper
Rotary Club at Bristol!
CMM and Classic Racer go racing!
Facebook moped group formed!
David Miller: 1974-2023
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The way we were…
Back from the dead... • Son and father team Joe and Andy Madden had a dream of resurrecting an unpopular bike into a stylish café racer special. Welcome to ‘The Lazarus Project’!
100 YEARS OF BMW • It’s amazing to think that our favourite German motorcycle manufacturer has been around for a century. We have a quick look at BMW’s first 100 years.
Reach for the stars • In the year that man first stepped foot on the moon, Kawasaki launched its phenomenal 500cc H1 Mach III, but the 750cc version three years later was even more of a missile. John Nutting rode the original 50 years ago, and a modern restoration.
BMW S1000 RR • BMW’s first ‘proper’ sports-bike wasn’t just a sea-change for the German firm, it was also an epoch in the development of race-replicas…
SHAFT? Damn right…
Deep purple! • In part four of his ‘paint from home’ series, our Ralph tells us that the 1970s was all about purple flake, man…
Lady HAGA! • Bertie picks up his bodywork for the project and is simply blown away – yes, a two-wheeled star is born!
Resistance is futile! • It’s nearly there – honest! Malc is about to put the finishing touches on the TR and let it bark into life.
Reader inspirations • The readers of Classic Motorcycle Mechanics are a rich source of encouragement to those who write the words, as John Nutting found out during the resto of his CG125 Honda
SUZUKI GSXR 1100L • Suzuki’s air-/oil-cooled beast is a legend. Powered by a legendary motor which boasts bulletproof reliability, sadly the bike overall was hamstrung by iffy handling, sorted – in part – with a move to inverted front forks for 1990.
Bad vibes! • This month Ralph starts by illuminating his tail… but first he talks about bad vibes, man.
Man or mouse? • The S32 (or ‘Little Black Bike’) is now in one piece; time to see if anything works, and will it actually run?
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Sooty and sweep! • Additional problems take the strip-down off into a parallel universe full of soot and carbon.