New Year: Old Bikes

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Vintage Stony gathering on January 1st at Stony Stratford. Richard Jones hauled his Triumph out of winter hibernation, seeking respite from ‘retail therapy’ among a splendid selection of vintage and classic motorcycles and cars… Let’s start with this 1939 ohv 250cc Red Panther which was restored by AlanB over a four year…

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…