Your Guide To… BMW K100

This was one of the last stories Rob Davies, a regular CBG contributor, wrote for us before illness took him. Right to the end, he was trying to convince himself of bikes he didn’t think he would like. Words: The late Rob DaviesPhotography: Robin Horton, Ales Tomis and BSK SpeedworksPublished: Classic Bike Guide – December 2021 Remember the story of…

Gilera Nuovo Saturno 350, Part 3

Stu Thomson’s rebuild of this unusual single-cylinder Italian sportbike continues. This time he addresses some electrical issues and moves on to the wheels, suspension and preparation for paint… Electrical items on the Saturno are fairly standard for the period, 3-phse alternator, 180W, regulator-rectifier and CDI electronic ignition triggered from the alternator rotor. There’s also a separate rev-limiter box which has…

BSA Bantam

Back in the 1960s, Doug Barton owned a couple of BSA’s sprightly lightweights, and vividly recalls his experiences with the trusty two-stroke… At the time, I was the proud owner of a Harley Duoglide. There were not many Harleys around then, when Fred Warr was the only UK dealer. I needed a small bike for commuting from my home in…