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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The way we were… • Send us your nostalgic snaps of you back in the day with your steed! Either send to me at bsimmonds@ mortons.co.uk or via our vibrant Facebook page. C’mon, we’ll send you a T-shirt if you are our first pick!
Pro-Am glam! • CMM reader Jarrod Cotter gives us a look at his latest Yamaha RD250LC, which he thinks is the best LC he’s ever owned. But first (being an author) he also wants to give us some LC history…
Green with envy! • Since 1992 Honda’s FireBlade had been top big-bore sportsbike dog and others wanted a slice of the action. From 1994 there was another 900cc hound in the fight – the Kawasaki ZX-9R B-1. Andy Bolas asks if this Ninja was all bark and not enough bite.
Out of the bag... • It’s fair to say Suzuki’s retro Katana has been applauded and derided since its 2019 launch – but what has it done to the new one?
Ram-ming speed! • Steve rides the final fling of Suzuki’s GT185 – a deliciously packaged two-stroke tiddler twin.
Honda VTR1100 FireStorm • It may have lived in the shadow of the iconic Suzuki TL1000S, but there was another big V-twin sportsbike from Japan that got there first…
SHOW US YER SHED! • We want to see YOUR shed, your workshop, your garage space, your man/person cave – call it what you will! We want to know what you love and loathe about the space you have to fettle and – each month – we have a £50 Machine Mart voucher to give to you if you’re selected! Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org Don’t forget the pictures! This month, reader Andrew Davies.
Kawasaki H2 • Kawasaki’s legendary two-stroke triple Mach IV
Are you starting? • Well, are ya? Sadly the TR750 isn’t starting – according to poor old Malc!
Where fuels rush in… • Ralph continues the restoration of his stock niner, this month looking at sorting how the fuel gets in there.
All change! • He’s got two bikes to make one race bike… Oh, hang on… He’s got three and the front end from a Fireblade. Just what is going on, Rob?
Bay-watch* • Kev Raymond keeps his eye on the choppy waters of the classic world to see if any projects, donors and bargains are out there worthy of being dragged out of the surf for some...