50 Not Out

Half a century years ago (that’s 1972, for anyone who struggles with numbers that large!), Lynbrook Insurance was created – which makes the business something of a classic in its own right. So we’d like to say a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY from the whole RC Crew. 30 years ago, due to the personal interest of one of the partners –…

Motorcycling Memories

Frank Burbery has a warning for readers of RealClassic. Beware! After reading his first copy, he immediately bought two classic bikes (and a subscription to the magazine. Top man). This classic motorcycling thing is catching… I bought a 250 Can-Am Bombadier after reading about it in the RC. This was the first 2-stroke I’d owned for years, a first-time starter…

Tiger Cub Book Back!

It’s been out of print for a while, but the Triumph Tiger Cub Bible is now available once again, as Mike Powell explains… The Tiger Cub Bible is back in print from Veloce Publishing as part of their ‘classic reprint’ series. Any owner, enthusiast or rider with interest in these charismatic machines will find an answer to almost every question,…

BSA Bantham D3 – The little grey fellow

This relatively rare interim 148cc Bantam, between the 125cc and the 175cc, was still a useful step up from the popular D1. Words: STEVE WILSONPhotographs: GARY CHAPMANPublished: The Classic MotorCycle – January 2022 This particular diminutive BSA, a 1956 D3 Bantam Major 150, is unusual in a couple of ways. Firstly, the 148cc variant, usually finished overall in Pastel Grey,…

ShowStoppers: the Evolution of the Motorcycle

You might not expect to find an amazing array of outstanding motorcycles displayed at a club event in New Zealand. But Gordon Campbell discovered some truly ingenious examples of automotive engineering, alongside unusual iconic and classic motorcycles… Three years between shows is a long time but the Hawkes Bay Classic Motorcycle Club’s ‘Evolution of the Motorcycle’ show is always worth…