Grimsthorpe Speed Trials

Every summer there’s a chance to re-live the thrills of the Edwardian era in fine style. Vintage machines are unleashed for an afternoon in the grounds of a stately home in Lincolnshire, competing for top honours along a twisting sprint track. For some of the oldest motorcycles, just completing the distance is a challenge… I recently heard about these speed…

Triumph TSX Shock Shrouds Back In Stock

Among classic British bikes, Meriden’s venerable unit twins have perhaps the greatest range of parts still available at a reasonable price. That goes a long way towards explaining why the later T120s, T140s and TR7s make such straightforward restoration projects. However, Triumph’s rarer models have a nasty habit of using parts made from pure unobtanium, and the West-coast inspired factory…

Royal Enfield Clipper

Imagine finding a classic British motorcycle, stored for nearly half a century, just like the one your dad rode. That’s how this Clipper found itself a new owner, and Roy Workman tells its tale… This bike was first seen at a Newark autojumble by a friend of Joss, who thought that it was a Bullet. However Joss spotted that it…

Café Racers en Continent

The 2019 Café Racer Festival at Montlhéry was the seventh iteration of this event and it keeps getting better, says Ian Woolley. It is a magical melange of motorcycles, music, and track rides… Motorcycles come from many genres, many generations and include modern manufactures who bring fleets of their latest offerings for you to try during accompanied test rides. Brilliant…

Classics in Cuba

In what might be a cunning plan to seduce the younger generation to the dark side of motorcycling, one RC reader asked his offspring to keep an eye peeled for interesting old bikes on his travels in Cuba. And this is what Vincent Wood discovered… I haven’t had to do homework on holiday since I went on a school trip…