February 2024

RealClassic revels in the nuts and bolts of running, riding and rebuilding real classic motorcycles. Expert and enthusiastic real-life riders from across the world share their passion for old bikes.

This month:

Rickman Interceptor

Last month, Oily Boot Bob bought a ‘ready to ride’ Rickman Interceptor. Almost immediately, he has to take it apart. And then it takes some time to put back together…

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Take Three Italians

Why would you want to own three Italian lightweights: surely they’re pretty much the same? Steven Troupe introduces his 350 parallel twin, his 350 V-twin, and his 250 four, and spots the differences.

Triumph Trophy 1200

John Young is internationally famous for his high-mileage trips abroad his faithful T150 Trident. He’s less well-known for this Trophy 1200. Frank Westworth spent a fun afternoon finding out more.

BSA Empire V-Twin

What Might Have Been, Part Two. Alan Cathcart tells us about the second BSA V-twin built and ridden by Doug Fraser.

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And there’s lots more, as well as the regulars, including: We’ve Got Mail!, Pub Talk, Ollie’s Oddjobs and Tales from the Shed.

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