Generation Gap

What does the hobby of model kit building have to do with classic bike riding? Harley Richards explains what they have in common – and suggests that we should stop worrying so much about it… ‘If we don’t get some younger faces in here soon, I don’t know how much longer this has got.’ Chances are we’ve all heard or…

1960 Bianchi Bernina 125cc

If you’re looking for a lightweight classic, you don’t have to be restricted to a two-stroke. Bill Wood has brought a little Italian back to life… While British lightweights of the 1960s tended to be utilitarian plodders (with an occasional sprinkling of excitement); their Italian counterparts were almost entirely the opposite. The Latin obsession with racing meant that even the…

Benelli 900 Sei

Sold at the time as ‘the Italian Alternative’, this six-cylinder superbike from the 1970s still offers something radically different for the classic bike connoisseur… In 1972 Benelli stole a march on the rest of the motorcycling world when they launched the first production six-cylinder bike, the 750 Sei. A few years later they brought its big brother to the UK,…

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…