August 2018

From the archive
We’ve searched for some of George Brough’s exploits including ‘Old Nick’ and ‘Moby Dick’

BSA Royal Star
A great example that sometimes, just sometimes slightly less is more

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Norton release more information about their 650cc Scrambler, Triumph are recruiting apprentices and more goings on in our world

What’s on
Pack your hamper, clean your goggles and get out there! Let us know of any we’ve missed

Buying Guide – Matchless G9
Forever in the shadows of Triumph and BSA, but the G9 and AJS Model 20 are good bikes

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Buying Guide – Panther 120
Phelon and Moore’s last hurrah – the Panther 120 is more than just a sidecar tug

Buying Guide – Rickman Metisse
The real café racer almost never happened. With Interceptor power, it’s a hard bike to beat

New Classics – Brough Superior SS100
It’s new in all but name. Does this new incarnation of the most famous of motorcycles live up to everyone’s expectations? (Give you a clue – it’s great)

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Archive poster
A cracking portrait of the Royal Tank Corps team from the 1938 ISDT

Steve Cooper
Steve has a little disagreement…

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Paul Miles
Poor Paul – he’s done his back in

Paul D’Orléans
Paul looks back at the history of American motorcycles with parallels of today

Wheels and Waves
Bikes, racing and surf, in the South of France. Some great bikes and characters

Bakker CBX
One of Honda’s greatest engines framed by one of the greatest frame builders

Honda CBX – the restoration
We look at the Honda CBX1000 on its 40th anniversary, with an in-depth restoration of this huge machine

New Classics – SWM Six days 450
With looks faithful to the original, a fun 450cc engine and it doesn’t cost the earth; the SWM six days is a pleasure

A helmet that’s super quiet, some good, affordable gloves and a brake light for your helmet!

Honda PC50 – restoration
Two gentlemen revive one of Honda’s charming mopeds on a tight budget

What we’ve been up to
Matt’s been admiring Honda’s little touches, while Steve gets hurt and Oli replaces his tank

In the workshop – Adjust your primary chain
Oli adjusts his Triumph T140 primary chain

Next month
We have some great bikes for you next month, including a Triumph Bobber, Suzuki’s RE5, the Shetland classic show and how to recommission a bike that’s been resting

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Last Word
Frank meets a friend in the sun for a perfect day’s riding



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