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.
Define a classic • A subject which raises its head now and again is: just how do you define what is classic?
Off-road legends head for Drumlanrig action
Hawks at the wildlife park
Gerry Holdstock Two Day Trial
The Greeves Series, 2023
Jude Morris legacy
Red Marley Hill Climb 2023
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Expert development • Trials riders come in all shapes and sizes so a ‘one-size’ bike doesn’t always suit all. Factory team riders are no different in this respect.
Dave Bickers unscrambled • The interesting and diverse life of Dave Bickers in just one book? Ian Berry managed it, and CDB was at the launch.
So, you want to win… • Jeff Smith told you how in 1960 – and his views are as relevant today as they were then.
Playing a pivotal role • In the enduro world smaller is often better, especially if it has a superb rear suspension like Kawasaki’s Uni-Trak system.
Just a little thing… • …but it’s halted progress for a while.
DIRT BIKE LIFE • Sometimes a project has to take a back seat to fettling the weekend ride.
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
Cumbrian Classic • With the weather affecting events all over the place it was nice to be in the sunshine in Cumbria for some classic scrambling.
Clean in Kinlochleven • Just time before deadline to squeeze in day one of the 2023 Pre65 Scottish Two Day Trial. Day two and results in issue 68… Subscribe now!
Light blue touchpaper… • …and stand well back. A journalist braves ‘The Hill’ on a rocketship.
Centre of excellence • Telford International Centre was jam-packed full of the best in classic dirt bikes for the Hagon Shocks-backed Classic Dirt Bike Show 2023.
Room for two • Civilising a stark trials bike by adding some creature comforts creates a rather nice trail bike.
DIRTTALK • A letters page is an interesting thing, what will readers write? What do they say? Read it here. And why not send one yourself?
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The next step • Yamaha’s cantilever rear end was an important step in the route to full linkage suspension and a distinctive feature of the Seventies MX scene.