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    Three beefy Britbikes take centre stage in RC170. Few folk can afford a BSA Spitfire Scrambler, so one owner built himself an awesome A10 replica. Another Triumph rider wanted something like a Trophy, so he created a TR5 tribute. But nothing beats a solid big single – enter the Panther sloper; a truly laid-back big cat. But RealClassic isn’t restricted to one type of bike from any particular era, so you’ll also find a Moto Guzzi V-twin, café racers from Honda, a lightweight Italian single, a Redditch-built Royal Enfield 250 Continental and a more modern Bullet 500 – all being

Kawasaki Z900

45 years ago, Richard Jones couldn’t afford a Big Zed and these days he can’t justify the five-figure cost of a 1970’s Z900. Conveniently, Kawasaki offer a modern alternative. But can it possibly capture the charisma of the original machine? I still remember, as a callow youth, the excitement of reading MCN’s road test of the Kawasaki Z1 in 1973…

Classic Bikes For Sale

In every issue, RealClassic magazine features a superb selection of classic bikes and vintage motorcycles for sale, both private sales and from traders. Here’s our Britbike* bonanza – a special showcase of six of the best classic British motorcycles from the June magazine. Bikes you can buy, unless someone’s snapped them up already! BSA A10, 1961. Updated suspension internals and…

Brough Superior 11-50

How often do you see a Brough Superior that hasn’t been restored? At the least they’re mildly titivated, but ‘better than original’ seems to be the order of the day. There’s nothing wrong with this if that’s your thing, but sometimes, says Richard Jones, I long to see one that looks like it has actually survived 80 or 90 years……

June issue out now

Three beefy Britbikes take centre stage in RC170. Few folk can afford a BSA Spitfire Scrambler, so one owner built himself an awesome A10 replica. Another Triumph rider wanted something like a Trophy, so he created a TR5 tribute. But nothing beats a solid big single – enter the Panther sloper; a truly laid-back big cat. But RealClassic isn’t restricted…

Rudge Ulster GP Special

The Scottish Classic Motorcycle Show takes place in Ayr at the end of June, and the indoor halls are usually packed full of eye-catching classic bikes. Last year, this 1932 Rudge was one among them, showing off its famous bronze-head and four-valve top end arrangement… In the late 1920s and early 30s Rudge were one of the top teams competing…