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…

June issue out now

  British bikes, Italian classics and Oriental excellence – all make an appearance in the June magazine. Old English singles from Ariel, AJS, Norton and Royal Enfield sit alongside three-cylinder superbikes, big twins and fab fours. Here’s the full range of featured machines and how to read all about them… ARIEL VH 500 Somehow, Ariel suggested that their bikes were…

Try A Classic Bike Day

  One of the benefits of becoming an official ‘Friend’ of the National Motorcycle Museum is that, besides free entrance to the museum and other goodies, they invite you to events like last weekend’s ‘Try A Classic Bike’ training day. For the nominal sum of £10 to cover insurance you get to ride a number of the museum’s exhibits around…

Classic Bikes at Boston

  Overlapping events meant that classic motorcycles and sidecar outfits converged on Boston in Lincolnshire, bringing a bunch of BSAs and other old Britbikes into close contact with some awesome aircraft… This is a regular event for the Tri-Anglia Wheels Sidecar Club, which is my local club. The campsite is adjacent to the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre at East Kirkby,…

Velocette KTT 500

  Velocette’s overhead cam K-series singles are legendary. On the road, the KTS and KSS models covered the touring and supersports bases. For clubman competitors, the KTT racers gave their Norton counterparts a run for their money. And of course all of them owed much to the works factory machines, which were mainly 350s. But some 500 KTT racers took…