November issue out now!

Apparently, it’s too soon to make the ‘winter draws on’ joke just yet, so instead we’d better tell you that RC163 is stuffed full of cracking classic bikes and interesting old motorcycles. We’ve a BMW airhead, a Moto Guzzi V-twin and an auto-dramatic Honda, as well as three late interpretations of traditional British bikes: a Triumph Bonneville, BSA Gold Star…

A totally tram-tastic day!

Some 1500 visitors made the most of the summer sunshine at Crich Tramway Village in July, when it hosted a Classic Motorcycle Day in conjunction with the Vincent Owners’ Club. Over 300 British and international classic bikes were displayed, creating an extra special atmosphere as the old bikes mingled with vintage trams in this unique location. ‘I came up from…

Norton Navigator

Classic bike riders often ignore Norton lightweight twins, put off by the bad reputation of the 250 Jubilee. But its bigger brother is an altogether better proposition with a pukka Roadholder front end, decent brakes and an energetic 350 engine… Throughout his long career at the core of the original Britbike industry, designer Bert Hopwood rarely made a monstrous mistake.…

July issue available now

This month’s magnificent magazine offers V-twins from Italy and America, an airhead from Germany, alongside Britbike twins, singles and triples all for your entertainment, education and edification. BMW R80, Part One When you buy a cheap bike on eBay there’s always a chance that one of its minor problems might be something major. In this three-part rebuild series of an…

Classic Bike Bargains

  It’s easy to be blinded by the bling and overwhelmed by the extreme amounts which some classic motorcycles sell for at auction. However, even at the most prestigious sales – like the recent Bonhams auction at the Carole Nash International Classic Motor Cycle Show at Stafford – there are affordable old bikes selling for sensible money. Here are six…