The Best Classic Bike

Which is the best classic motorcycle of all time? RC reader Andy Bone suggests three candidates which could potentially claim that title… We all know the Norton Commando is the best classic bike… don’t we? The Commando feature in RC194 is a testament to this universally acknowledged truth. My very own Fastback Commando was featured in RC50 – it wasn’t…

National Motorcycle Museum launch emergency Covid-19 appeal

The National Motorcycle Museum has launched an urgent appeal because of concerns about how and when the museum will be able to reopen. The National Motorcycle Museum receives no external funding, meaning the museum relies on visitors to the museum and income from conference business and two sister hotels. Hospitality and leisure has been one of the worst hit sectors because of…

Kawasaki W2 650

RealClassic reader Kevin Lemire is a fan of Kawasaki’s 650 twins, built back in the 1970s. He’s so enthusiastic about them that he owns half a dozen different types of W2… Kawasaki had every right to expect success in 1966 when they took the plunge with Japan’s first large capacity twin, the 624cc W1. After all, the entire postwar British…

Three Decades At Drags

Engineer Mick Holmes is one of the behind-the-scenes guys at British bike specialist Draganfly Motorcycles. He’s an engineer in their in-house workshop, one of the team who develops and fabricates the company’s unique components – those rare spares which are essential for keeping old BSA, Ariel and Triumph motorcycles on the road. And he’s been with the firm for 30…