BSA bits and long-service award

Best-known for their excellent services to Ariel owners, specialist supplier Draganfly Motorcycles also offer a comprehensive range of components for BSAs including the unit construction twins. In fact, one of the Draganfly team runs an A65 as his daily ride so they’re perfectly placed to develop new spares for the 650s. The A65L you see here has just celebrated its…

Norton Dominator: an Australian investigation. Part 3

In previous episodes, Norton enthusiast Bruce J Tinworth established the existence of a special version of Norton’s twin with a rigid rear end instead of the usual plunger suspension. This export-only ‘Dominator 500 Rigid Sport’ was sent to Australia, where the evidence mounts up that it was far from being a cobble-job of overstocked components… An iron cylinder head would’ve…

RealClassic Reading: Ducati Monster

Nearly three decades ago, the first Ducati Monster was unveiled to an admiring public. Since then some 350,000 Monsters have been built. Over time, the Monster’s capacity and configuration has changed considerably. In a substantial new book, Alan Cathcart charts the first half of the Monster’s story… This first volume covers the model’s original conception and its development with the…