Hammer Time: auction preview

If summer has suddenly arrived and your project isn’t quite ready to roll – or perhaps you’re looking for a new challenge to exercise your spannering skills – then here’s a selection of classic bikes up for grab this month at auction. Many of the machines featured in the HJ Pugh sale have no reserve. Some of our choices are…

BSA Bantam

Richard Smith recalls his early riding times with BSA’s stalwart two-stroke. He started with a fairly standard D7 Super, but soon the 174cc machine evolved into something a little quicker… My first bike was a Honda C100, the Super Cub; a lovely machine, perfect for learning and nipping around locally. When I left home to start my aero-engineering degree, I…

AJS Adventures

Riding a motorcycle at night can be rather lonely, says Greg Powell. Here are two experiences that he recalls from many years ago, one natural and the other (almost) supernatural… One winter evening, I rode my AJS 18 over to Ross-on-Wye to visit my friend Alan. After a pleasant few hours and the disposal of several pints of Newcastle Brown…

Beezumph bounced to 2022

The annual triple-cylinder extravaganza that is Beezumph will NOT go ahead this summer as planned, despite extensive efforts by the organisers, the Trident and Rocket 3 Owners’ Club. The TR3OC is dedicated to promoting the use of BSA and Triumph pushrod engine triples, and has run its annual track-based rally for 28 years. Last year’s event was inevitably postponed and…