Single-minded musings

Over the years, many of Stu Thomson’s motorcycles have been powered by single cylinder motors. He’s owned and ridden trad British bikes like Velocette’s Venom, sporty Italian classics from Moto Guzzi and Aermacchi, and modern classics from Enfield and the Far East. So what can Stu conclude after trying so many different types of single-cylinder motorcycle? Before the multi-cylinder machines…

November Issue Out Now

British bikes! Italian classics! Some dodgy old Honda! This month’s magazine has got the lot – and we threw in some spurious exclamation marks, just for fun. Look! There’s another! As ever, this month’s issue of RealClassic magazine tells it like it is, with a selection of stories that come straight from the horse’s mouth. (Well, the rider’s eye. Choose…

Imola Autojumble

Looking for a different event to add to your classic biking calendar? Try this one for size: a huge autojumble in Italy, which takes place in September. Perfect riding weather, brilliant roads – here’s what else RC regular Stu Thomson discovered when he attended this year… I have an interest in all things Italian where motorcycles are concerned, so we…

June issue out now

Three beefy Britbikes take centre stage in RC170. Few folk can afford a BSA Spitfire Scrambler, so one owner built himself an awesome A10 replica. Another Triumph rider wanted something like a Trophy, so he created a TR5 tribute. But nothing beats a solid big single – enter the Panther sloper; a truly laid-back big cat. But RealClassic isn’t restricted…