This month’s magazine spans seven decades of motorcycling history and features classic bikes built in Britain, Italy and even Japan. Two-strokes, four-strokes; singles, twins and a big fat four – you’ll find all kinds of old bikes ridden, rebuilt and reviewed in RC172.
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Ever been tempted to try a really old bike? Not just a pre-war machine; a proper vintage motorcycle. Paul Miles set his sights on the Banbury Run, which meant a whole lot of getting to know this 1928 Ajay single
BSA B44 VICTOR
BSA’s big singles made for fearsome moto-x machines. They’re also mighty handy as street scramblers, and less expensive than Triumph’s twin-cylinder Adventurer…
BSA A10 REBUILD
Take one Super Rocket – no, hang on, take TWO Super Rockets, and compare how two owners chose to refurbish them. Hands-on hints and tips from owners who rebuilt their pre-unit 650 twins
A 1997 Ducati sportster makes up one half of this month’s double-header, comparing two distinctly different Italian 750s
This year is one of those milestone anniversary’s for Honda’s original CB750 four. We celebrate it in a slightly different style, with the monster 1000cc long-distance machine built by Japauto for Continental cruising and competition
Our second Italian 750 is a 1972 parallel twin. What’s it like to ride alongside the newer Ducati, and which of the pair does the owner prefer?
MI-VAL 125 REBUILD, Part Three
In the mid-1950s, Italian manufacturers churned out dozens of different lightweights. The restoration of this 125 two-stroke continues with painting the cycle parts and renovating the wheels
PANTHER GRAND SPORTS
No, not a mighty 650 sloper, but instead a 350 two-stroke. Frank Westworth is swept away by its style… if not its speed!
ROYAL ENFIELD BULLETS
One owner liked his Indian-built Bullet so much that he bought another one, an original Enfield 350. So now he has a selection of singles, separated by a span of four decades…
A different twist on an iconic classic; this modern build combines the Rickman frame with a single-carb Tiger 750 engine, and a whole lotta style
PLUS! Frank Westworth takes to the open road on his classic V-twin; Jacqueline Bickerstaff tackles the Banbury Run; it’s a bumper month for bikes for sale (anyone fancy an original Enfield Interceptor?), and RC readers share their commuter classics, discuss the challenges to taking up British biking, remember how Renthal started out, and celebrate café culture.
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