Classic Motorcycle Adventures

You might imagine that climbing the Eiger is enough of an adventure but, back in the day, mountaineer Don Whillians thought nothing of riding his Triumph Trophy two-up across Europe before making the attempt… The photos hereabout show Chris (now Sir) Bonington on the pillion of Don Whillans’s Triumph Trophy at Hampstead in July 1962. Note the rudimentary riding gear,…

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…

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…

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…

Classic Bikes For Sale

Britbikes abound in this month’s Small Ads in the magazine, so our ‘six of the best’ selection reflects that. We’ve Triumph twins and triples, a bargain BMW, and not one but two little snappers from BSA – all up for sale from our private adverts… TRIUMPH TR6 TROPHY, 1967. MoT Aug, free tax, approx 19,400 miles. but cannot guarantee that.…