Mi-Val Carb Upgrade

Earlier this year, we featured the restoration of a mid-1950s Italian two-stroke 125. Since then, Stu Thomson has been riding around on it and getting it fettled. Here’s what needed tweaking during the Mi-Val’s extended shake-down… When I rebuild a bike I ride it, and try to improve the way it rides. Petrol has changed quite a bit since these…

Frera 500

Richard Jones made a New Year’s resolution to take more photos of rarer bikes. Right on cue he tripped over something truly unusual on his arrival at January’s Vintage Stony event. Look quickly and you might imagine that this single-cylinder vintage motorcycle is something like a British-built Sunbeam – but in fact it comes from Continental Europe… The first bike…

Classic Bikes for Sale

There were so many brilliant old bikes for sale in this month’s magazine that we’ve had to do two online Small Ad selections. Last time, we looked at British classic bikes. This week, the spotlight falls on Japanese and Continental classics. We’ve got ready-to-ride roadsters for a grand, and gloriously restored Italian icons for just a tiny little bit more……