Classic Dirt Bike magazine: is about the bikes and personalities of the sport, covering pre-65 machines, classic and twin shocks, trials as well as scrambling/motocross and enduros. There are reader rebuilds from the UK/Europe and North America, event coverage, personality interviews/profiles, letters, products and so much more.
Modern technology • Was it better in the old days? Not really, the problems were just different and less global.
Classic Dirt Bike Show: a must for off-roaders
Mick on the Moidart
Star riders no longer with us
Pre65 Scottish Two Day Trial
Car and Classic auctions
Motos made in Spain
Westmorland Road Run
Classic & twinshock calendar
Drumlanrig Offroad Motorsport Festival, May 19-21
Heat exchanger • The need for a constant engine temperature meant water cooling was a logical step in trials motorcycle development.
Under new management • A change at the helm brings some new ideas
The unreported Scottish • Arguably almost every winner of the SSDT has been ‘foreign’ but Yrjo Vesterinen became the first non-Brit to win the trial and opened the floodgates.
Pulling power • Long-stroke engines like this Velocette were renowned for pulling power – apt for a trials bike belonging to a champion tug of war competitor.
Bits leave... and other bits arrive • There is the initial burst of activity in any rebuild then long periods of delay while waiting for bits to arrive.
Tight tolerances • Some things need a bit of space in order to work properly.
DIRT PRODUCTS • Got something new, something reintroduced, or the latest thing for classic off-road riders in the feet-up, MX or enduro world? Tell us and we’ll put it here. Contact Leon in advertising on 01507 529465 or Tim Britton on 07739 615605 or CDBeditor@mortons.co.uk
Subtly successful • Put two trials riders and a trials bike together and the question ‘what’ve you done to it…?’ is almost inevitable.
Let the buyer beware... • Looking for a bargain bike? There are many 'genuine' reasons for sale to consider
Stonebridge inspired • With Villiers reluctant to produce a 250cc engine, Brian Stonebridge looked elsewhere for a unit to power his Greeves for the 1959 European MX championship.
DIRT TALK • Got something to say? Say it here… it will always be here, unlike the fleeting cyberworld where it’s lost in seconds.
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Talking point • “Oh, y’don’t want one of them…” was the remark made to Paul Smith when he asked about late-Seventies RM400 Suzukis