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    This month’s magazine features international classics from American and Japan, alongside a bit fat stack of beautiful Britbikes – from a 1920’s flat-tanker to the trad parallel twins of the 1970s. If you’re looking for in-depth articles from experienced owners about Triumph, BSA and Norton bikes then you’ve come to the correct place! RC176 can be downloaded in digital format or you can order the print magazine here. Here’s more about what you’ll find inside — and a sneak preview of the opening pages: https://issuu.com/mortons-digital/docs/rc_01122018-preview AJS MODEL 18 AMC built solid heavyweight ohv singles which were well developed during their

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Tiddlers Take Over!

The delights of riding lightweight old bikes are, it seems, sweeping the nation as a passion for pip-squeak machines gather momentum… Three years ago, the Glasgow section of the VMCC introduced a riding event exclusively for small and inexpensive classic motorcycles. Such is the success of the Pip Squeak Run that it returns on 14 April 2019. Last year, more…

December issue out now

This month’s magazine features international classics from American and Japan, alongside a bit fat stack of beautiful Britbikes – from a 1920’s flat-tanker to the trad parallel twins of the 1970s. If you’re looking for in-depth articles from experienced owners about Triumph, BSA and Norton bikes then you’ve come to the correct place! RC176 can be downloaded in digital format…

Mi-Val Carb Upgrade

Earlier this year, we featured the restoration of a mid-1950s Italian two-stroke 125. Since then, Stu Thomson has been riding around on it and getting it fettled. Here’s what needed tweaking during the Mi-Val’s extended shake-down… When I rebuild a bike I ride it, and try to improve the way it rides. Petrol has changed quite a bit since these…

Classic Motorcycle Adventures

You might imagine that climbing the Eiger is enough of an adventure but, back in the day, mountaineer Don Whillians thought nothing of riding his Triumph Trophy two-up across Europe before making the attempt… The photos hereabout show Chris (now Sir) Bonington on the pillion of Don Whillans’s Triumph Trophy at Hampstead in July 1962. Note the rudimentary riding gear,…