Trusty Triumph

While we celebrate the resurgence of modern Triumph motorcycles, it’s easy to overlook the marque’s major contribution to motorcycling itself which took place over a hundred years ago. Had it not been for Triumph’s first ‘era of greatness’, argues Timothy Pickering, the powered two-wheeler could have vanished from Britain’s roads long before the classic bike was invented… Frank Melling’s otherwise…

October issue out now!

This month’s magazine celebrates the end of a pair of projects, as two very different British classic motorcycles return to the road. Then there two superbikes from the Seventies; two BMW boxers; two Triumphs; two BSAs, and… suddenly our Noah’s ark procession falls apart with the appearance of a single Benelli twin and a cheap-as-chips MZ! You can cut to…

A Vintage Venture

The Sunbeam Motor Cycle Club is dedicated to bikes built before 1940 – and many of these magnificent machines are regularly ridden. Richard Jones found some real rarities at last month’s Rose of the Shires run. As you can see, there isn’t a better venue than Stoke Bruerne for this type of event, particularly when the sun is shining. As…

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…