Classic Bikes at Crich

The second annual Classic Motorcycle Day at Crich Tramway Village was a scorching success – not just because the weather was wonderfully warm, but also thanks to the superb selection of classic bikes on display. The Tramway Village in the Derwent Valley in Derbyshire offers visitors a unique opportunity to step back in time, take multiple rides on historic trams,…

Stafford Show Preview

Get ready to cram as many classic bikes as you can into a single weekend – the Carole Nash Classic Motor Cycle Show returns to Stafford on 21st and 22nd April. The UK’s biggest old bike show sprawls across half a dozen halls and outdoor arenas, with special guests, classics in action, an extended two-day auction of collector’s motorcycles and…

February issue out now

RealClassic is a magazine about motorcycles so – unsurprisingly – this month’s magazine is full of motorcycles. There’s hardly a hovercraft in sight, and you’re flat out of luck if you were hoping for an ekranoplan. There are however plenty of old Britbikes, an awesome Italian classic, and one bound-to-be-controversial Hinckley Triumph. Here’s how you can read all about them……

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…

National Motorcycle Museum LIVE!

This annual open day is well named – the Birmingham bike museum absolutely came alive with chattering, happy crowds on a very wet and windy November day. The normally peaceful environment which envelopes the world’s largest collection of British bikes was set aside for ten hours of non-stop activity. The conference suites were transformed into a bustling bike jumble and…

Stafford Show Report

Each year, the line separating classic British steeds from Japanese classics seems to blur a little more, with some vintage Oriental iron now being 50 years old. Add in the usual suspects from Italian and German manufacturers, and the result is a classic bike show with something for all tastes… as Morgan Rue found out on an unseasonably warm October…