August issue out now

RC160 rolls off the production line and this month’s magazine covers more than half a century of classic motorcycling, with tall tales about Continental classics from Italy, Germany and Denmark, plus a selection of brilliant British bikes, and the Japanese interpretation of the trad big Brit single. Here’s exactly what’s inside the issue – available in print or digital formats……

BSA Classic Bikes

In sixty-plus years, the Birmingham Small Arms company built hundreds of memorable motorcycles. Richard Jones takes advantage of the BSAOC’s Open Day to take us on a whirlwind tour of some of the best-known BSAs – and a few with which you may not be so familiar… The BSA Owners’ Club Open Day is always well worth attending, not least…

Bargain Classic Bikes

If you’re looking for a cheaper classic bike then it certainly pays to snout around the less well-known sales. You don’t need to travel the length and breadth of the UK to bid on bikes at these auctions – they all offer online access, although obviously you won’t be able to kick the bike’s tyres and check its teeth in…

The Dragon Rally

  Only the boldest and the bravest motorcyclists face winter’s worst weather to participate in the annual Dragon Rally. The ride itself to Snowdonia can be something of a challenge on two wheels – and then comes a weekend of camping. In February. We sent RC regular Richard Jones who (a) cheated, and (b) discovered several species of sidecar outfits,…