January issue out now

We start the New Year with a space rocket (doesn’t everyone?) and a truly unusual example of Italian ingenuity. The January magazine – available on old-fashioned paper or in pretty digital pixels – also features a brilliant bunch of British bikes, from the epitome of a golden age icon to a stalwart single-cylinder slogger, and even one of those new-fangled…

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…

Triumph Visitor Experience

Triumph has a long history of making motorcycles which stretches all the way back to 1902. The firm’s history falls into two distinct parts* – the classic bike side and the modern motorcycles – and these are reflected in the company’s new Visitor Experience. Frank Melling has visited, and is experienced… First, there is what is usually called ‘Meriden’ Triumph…

Classic bikes for sale

As usual, the monthly magazine includes an eclectic collection of classic bikes you can buy. Here’s a tempting selection of some private-sale classic motorcycles from our Small Ads, including two radically different Triumphs, an Ariel off-roader, a BMW bruiser and one of Kawasaki’s more civilised two-stroke triples… TRIUMPH BONNEVILLE 750. 1977 T140J Silver Jubilee. 14,700 miles. £6400ono. 0191 551 6517…

A Riding Life

Fans of Frank Melling’s autobiographical ‘Penguin’ books will be thrilled to discover that a new publication from the biking world’s international man of mystery has just been published. ‘Ride Of My Life’ is an action-packed, glossy A4 bookazine which runs to 132 pages. You’ll find it in bigger newsagents, or it’s available online or from 01507 529529. Chapters alternate between…

Classic Bikes For Sale

Our online Small Ad Showcase features six of the best private adverts from the current issue of RealClassic magazine. This time around we’ve selected Britbikes by Norton, BSA and Triumph, a smashing lightweight Japanese classic, an interesting European off-roader, and a tidy Italian alternative… BSA B40, 1963. MoT till Jul 18. New battery and regulator. £2250. Rex, 0118 987 6734,…