Triumph TSX Shock Shrouds Back In Stock

Among classic British bikes, Meriden’s venerable unit twins have perhaps the greatest range of parts still available at a reasonable price. That goes a long way towards explaining why the later T120s, T140s and TR7s make such straightforward restoration projects. However, Triumph’s rarer models have a nasty habit of using parts made from pure unobtanium, and the West-coast inspired factory…

April issue out now!

This month’s magazine celebrates big British twins from BSA, Norton and Royal Enfield alongside three 750 triples; two Triumphs and a radical kettle. And if that’s not odd enough, how about BMW’s streamlined bahnstormer, the K1? All that, and the world’s fastest Velocette, the new MoT regulations for classic bikes, and an 80mph vintage single with barely any brakes. If…

Plugs & Leads

Five Triumph Tigers are up for auction; there’s a rapid replacement for old Lucas Rita ignition systems; the Beamish Trophy Trial date has changed, and here’s a quick kit to fix a snapped speedo cable… RITA REVIVED! It’s been years since the Lucas Rita electronic ignition system has been available, which means that owners have been mending and making do…

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…

Shepton Snapshots, part two

  We return to the VMCC’s brilliant bikejumble to view some bargain Britbikes, an outstanding Ariel, ‘cheap’ Triumph twins and an original Ninja… Just the other day we were talking about ‘bargain Bonnevilles’ and how the prices of Triumph T140 twins seem to have gone sky-high recently. Just to prove us wrong (or possibly not…) this 1977 T140V was offered…

Triumph Bonneville T140

Considering your first classic British bike? The Triumph T140 Bonneville (actually a range of 750 twins built between the mid-1970s and early 1980s) is still the obvious choice. There’s always a good selection of 750s up for sale at any time, so you have plenty to pick and choose between. Spares supply is superb. There are several specialists dedicated to…