Museum Makeover

The world’s biggest collection of British-built bikes has been given a mammoth makeover in recent months and the new-look displays at the National Motorcycle Museum have just been unveiled. The five halls which showcase the majority of the museum’s machines have been completely reconfigured, bringing some remarkable motorcycles into the limelight and providing regular visitors with an entirely fresh perspective.…

The story behind the Arbuthnot Trophy

The Arbuthnot Trial is an annual reliability trial for British vintage and classic motorcycles. David Wright explains how this event commemorates a naval officer who died during the battle of Jutland over 100 years ago. The present-day event incorporates ‘the ambience of the 1920s era’ with the emphasis on rigid machines, although later classics are acceptable. Competition off-roaders rub shoulders…

December issue – out now!

This month’s magazine features vintage motorcycles, classic bikes and other interesting oddities: singles, twins and triples; two-strokes and four-strokes, built in Britain, Japan and even elsewhere. Read all about ’em…   BSA A7 In seven decades, this unusual 500 twin has been ridden, crashed, relegated to a cellar, rebuilt, restored and revitalised. The later A7 is very much a smaller…