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  • May magazine out now

    In the spirit of international endeavour, this month’s magazine features not only a selection of brilliant British bikes from AMC, BSA, Hesketh, Norton and Triumph, but also a monster American V-twin, a nifty Japanese single and (wait for it) a sidevalve classic built in… Belgium! Yes, Belgium… If you already know you want to read this issue, then here’s where to order it in paper or digital formats. Or if you’d like more details, here’s a sneak-preview of the issue, followed by the low-down on our in-depth, expert and enthusiast articles: https://issuu.com/mortons-digital/docs/realc_05-05-2018?e=7600234/60684640 AMC GEARBOX OVERHAUL, Part Two Last month, we

Old Bikes & Aviators

This annual ride-out offers something a little bit different: not just classic motorcycles of all shapes and sizes but a flying slice of aviation heritage as well… I awoke to a bright and sunny morning – just the thing that any organiser of an outdoor event hopes for. The members of Skellingthorpe and District Motorcycle Club are the main organisers…

Classic Bikes On Track

The whole point of Thunderfest is not to be the fastest rider on the race circuit, but instead to accurately estimate your speed over several laps of the Darley Moor track. And when the classics fired up a couple of weekends ago, the British weather did its best to roast the riders in their leathers as blazing sun beat down…

Classic Bikes For Sale

Each month, RealClassic magazine features a superb selection of classic bikes and vintage motorcycles for sale, both private sales and from traders. Here’s our special showcase of six of the best from the May magazine – bikes you can buy, if you’re quick enough. Check out the Commando Fastback, a mildly-modded single-carb BSA 650 twin, Honda’s 1980’s take on the…

May magazine out now

In the spirit of international endeavour, this month’s magazine features not only a selection of brilliant British bikes from AMC, BSA, Hesketh, Norton and Triumph, but also a monster American V-twin, a nifty Japanese single and (wait for it) a sidevalve classic built in… Belgium! Yes, Belgium… If you already know you want to read this issue, then here’s where…

Deeley: Motorcycle Millionaire

Over a century ago, a bicycle shop on Bromsgrove High Street sowed the seeds which would become Canada’s oldest Harley-Davidson dealership and a multi-generational family business to boot. Roger Slater recommends the book which tells the tale… The name Trevor Deeley in UK motorcycledom will mean nothing. In the United States, and the Pacific north-west in particular, Trevor Deeley is…

Riding High in Herefordshire

This single-day navigational rally is an excellent opportunity to ride an old bike around the byways of the glorious English countryside. Entries have now opened for the 2018 Herefordshire On The Edge event, which takes place on Sunday 24th June. All kinds of classic bike are welcome to take part in this relaxed but rewarding ride – any VMCC-eligible motorcycle…