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This month’s magazine spans seven decades of motorcycling history and features classic bikes built in Britain, Italy and even Japan. Two-strokes, four-strokes; singles, twins and a big fat four – you’ll find all kinds of old bikes ridden, rebuilt and reviewed in RC172. If you already know you want to read this issue, then here’s where to order it in…

Classic Bikes On Track

The whole point of Thunderfest is not to be the fastest rider on the race circuit, but instead to accurately estimate your speed over several laps of the Darley Moor track. And when the classics fired up a couple of weekends ago, the British weather did its best to roast the riders in their leathers as blazing sun beat down…

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…

Wheels & Waves

Mix together motorcycles, music and all manner of laid-back leisure activities. Locate the resulting five-day festival on the French / Spanish border, and you’ve got a recipe for success. So says Ian Woolley, who had a whale of a time… This year’s W&W event was the sixth, although in many ways ‘event’ is too small a word for this multifaceted…