RealClassic reading: Motorcycles, Mates and Memories

In this recent publication, RC member and occasional contributor Bill Snelling reflects on his lifetime passion for two-wheeling in this entertaining, motorcycle-themed autobiography. He recalls the decades of motorcycling mayhem, mud and madness that have characterised his 70-odd years living the dream, from the early days at Arthur Lavington’s Velocette shop to pounding the long-distance trials and the many race…

RealClassic Reading: new BSA book

It’s unusual for us all to be amazed by a book about one of the best-known British marques, but Peter Crawford has produced a remarkable gem. And it’s all about the A65 twin, as you might expect from the title: ‘Thunderbolts & Lightning’. In fact the book is far more than that – it is a careful and revealing study…

Classic Three-Wheelers: the Morgan trike

Many classic motorcyclists admire the style of a classic Morgan three-wheeler. However, getting to grips with a pre-war trike can be just as tricky as learning to love a vintage motorcycle. Geoff explains how it took three attempts for him to find his perfect Morgan… As a Morgan fan for well over 40 years, I thought I would take the…

BSA B25 Starfire

Our roadtest on a BSA 250 unit single prompted Nigel Orchard to share his Starfire experiences, and he pulls few punches about the reality of riding an old bike on modern roads. Darrell Parsons and Bill Nelson chip in with some more hands-on expert advice about these characterful lightweights… I enjoyed the article on the BSA Starfire in RealClassic magazine…