BSA Gold Star

  An icon of classic motorcycling, the Gold Star always attracts attention – even eight decades after it first fired up. The post-war Goldie takes centre-stage at this year’s spring Stafford Show where you can buy a DBD34 replica in the auction, watch a DB32 being rebuilt, and then admire a Manx Grand Prix record-breaker. What’s so special about Gold…

Classic bikes for sale

Warning! Browsing this selection of old bikes and classic motorcycles could convert some of your cash into a great big silly grin. Don’t look unless you want to be led astray… in the nicest possible way. The monthly RealClassic magazine always includes an interesting array of bikes for sale by private sellers or on offer at specialist dealers. We’ve selected…

Velocette KTT 500

  Velocette’s overhead cam K-series singles are legendary. On the road, the KTS and KSS models covered the touring and supersports bases. For clubman competitors, the KTT racers gave their Norton counterparts a run for their money. And of course all of them owed much to the works factory machines, which were mainly 350s. But some 500 KTT racers took…

Classic Racing

Grand-masters galore are unleashed at this year’s International Festival Of Speed in Australia. There’s a distinctly Italian ambiance to the event, what with all those dazzling orange Laverdas and a certain Mr Agostini aboard the MV Agusta… A round of applause! The Aussies are a polite lot and the classic motorcycling fraternity appreciate a good party, so when the MV…

April issue: out now!

It seems that every other British bike in the new issue is a BSA: not quite sure how that happened. However, the magazine is as eclectic as ever and also features a Morini 3½, BMW boxers and even an MZ, among the other classic bikes and vintage motorcycles. You won’t find RealClassic on the shelves in UK newsagents, but you…

Shepton Snapshots, part two

  We return to the VMCC’s brilliant bikejumble to view some bargain Britbikes, an outstanding Ariel, ‘cheap’ Triumph twins and an original Ninja… Just the other day we were talking about ‘bargain Bonnevilles’ and how the prices of Triumph T140 twins seem to have gone sky-high recently. Just to prove us wrong (or possibly not…) this 1977 T140V was offered…