April issue out now!

This month’s magazine celebrates big British twins from BSA, Norton and Royal Enfield alongside three 750 triples; two Triumphs and a radical kettle. And if that’s not odd enough, how about BMW’s streamlined bahnstormer, the K1? All that, and the world’s fastest Velocette, the new MoT regulations for classic bikes, and an 80mph vintage single with barely any brakes. If…

Show Stoppers: See you at Shepton

The RealClassic Crew will be setting up shop at the 38th Carole Nash Bristol Classic MotorCycle Show this coming weekend – if you come along to the Royal Bath and West Showground at Shepton Mallet, be sure to stop by and say hello! You’ll find the RC Roadshow in the main hall, aka the Showering Pavilion, about halfway down the…

Classic Scrambles

Back in the late 1950s, Mike Estall was a keen spectator at moto-cross and scrambles events. He was also a dab hand with a camera, and has unearthed this selection of classic scramblers in action – beefy British bikes being ridden with what we might call ‘vigour’! All the photos were taken with Mike’s 35mm Paxette 1 camera – back…

AJS and Matchless lightweights

Not all old British bikes have to cost a fortune. In fact, the AJS and Matchless 250 and 350 lightweight singles are still enticingly affordable. ‘But aren’t they also actually awful?’ you may ask, and Rowena Hoseason has some answers… There is one segment of classic society which remains stalwartly sensible when it comes to cost. That’s because the Associated…

Christmas Crackers!

It’s the time of year when we traditionally exchange gifts, and gaze into tomorrow to see what the next twelve months might bring. So this is exactly the right moment to bring you our annual selection of classic bike calendars, Christmas cards, and suggestions for some groovy Christmas gifts… ANDY TIERNAN Features six two-stroke motorcycles drawn in pencil and water-colours…

Classic Bikes For Sale

Every issue of RealClassic magazine features a rare old assortment of classic bikes and vintage motorcycles for sale. This month, our special selection of six of the best features a (very) green-laner, a Moto Guzzi V-twin, the best of British 350 singles (discuss), an extremely blue BMW Boxer, and (be still Editor Westworth’s beating heart!) a fully refurbished Velocette LE.…