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Fiddlin’ in Febrrrruary
■ Stylish Sunbeam
Chasing the Sunbeam • The Model 9A was one of the Sunbeam’s last racing bikes, and despite being used as intended, this one continues to shine
Classic Bike Guide
Welcome back to the Winter Classic!
Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 • Royal Enfield now brings a cruiser to join the best-selling Interceptor and Continental GT in its 650 stable
Rudge Special • All Rudges are special, but some are more special than others
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TRIUMPH BUCCANEER Buccaneering
Italian middleweights • The Benelli 500-4 Quattro LS and Laverda Alpino, Italian 500s from the late 1970s, have almost been forgotten. Oli goes to try them out together, like you might have back in the day...
YAMAHA XT500 • From humble beginnings, the XT500 was the first Paris Dakar rally winner. Today, it’s a useable, classic dirt bike
DUCATI MONSTER M900 • Saviour of Ducati or cheap parts-bin special? One thing’s for certain, the Ducati Monster has the best name
Some tips on buying a classic bike • Old bikes can break, leak, misfire, not start and have scratches. There’s no warranty, and they assume some amount of common sense. Brakes are poor and lights are terrible. Sorry to be harsh, but we say this as most problems old bike specialists see are owners who don’t know what they’ve got into.
Removing rotors • Rotors, armatures, generators and flywheel magneto can all be stubborn to remove, bringing a project to a halt. We look at how to do it...
Project BMW • Matt finishes the rear rack, Neville sorts the fuel tank, and we have blinkers!
A small gritty head • Hutch discovers a common issue with engines that have been cleaned by blasting
Famous Last Words • What’s this? A previously unheard of but catalogued Triumph? Surely not...