TT History

At this time of year, all eyes are on the Isle of Man TT races when man and motorcycle take on the most challenging race track in the world. Just how do you hone your skills to tackle the 37 miles of the Mountain Circuit? Well, you practice, of course… For some it will be a fading memory and for…

Custom Classics

Cut-back bobbers and café racers have become a common sight on the classic bike scene, with key styling cues being adopted by mainstream manufacturers. Which means the modified bikes are going to even greater extremes. Bob Pickett argues that it is possible to over-egg this particular pudding. Cat, meet pigeons… Bike Shed’ s annual custom show is held at Tobacco…

Old Bikes & Aviators

This annual ride-out offers something a little bit different: not just classic motorcycles of all shapes and sizes but a flying slice of aviation heritage as well… I awoke to a bright and sunny morning – just the thing that any organiser of an outdoor event hopes for. The members of Skellingthorpe and District Motorcycle Club are the main organisers…

Classic Bikes On Track

The whole point of Thunderfest is not to be the fastest rider on the race circuit, but instead to accurately estimate your speed over several laps of the Darley Moor track. And when the classics fired up a couple of weekends ago, the British weather did its best to roast the riders in their leathers as blazing sun beat down…

Classic Bikes For Sale

Each month, RealClassic magazine features a superb selection of classic bikes and vintage motorcycles for sale, both private sales and from traders. Here’s our special showcase of six of the best from the May magazine – bikes you can buy, if you’re quick enough. Check out the Commando Fastback, a mildly-modded single-carb BSA 650 twin, Honda’s 1980’s take on the…

May magazine out now

In the spirit of international endeavour, this month’s magazine features not only a selection of brilliant British bikes from AMC, BSA, Hesketh, Norton and Triumph, but also a monster American V-twin, a nifty Japanese single and (wait for it) a sidevalve classic built in… Belgium! Yes, Belgium… If you already know you want to read this issue, then here’s where…