July 2018

From the archive
A charming reminder that we used to pick up hitchhikers

Carberry Double Barrel V-twin
The story behind one man’s obsession with making India’s largest production bike

News
Win a Royal Enfield Interceptor with the National Motorcycle Museum, Enfield bring out a new Pegasus and Draganfly launch their new online Triumph shop

What’s on
There’s lots of new shows this year – pick one and let us know what you think!

Bike Shed show
Shows are rarely as impressive as this. We pick a few of our favourite classic customs

Buying Guide – BSA A65
We look at the oil in frame A65 – it’s tall, but it’s also a great buy

Buying Guide – Honda Singles
Honda’s four-valve single powered a number of machines, from off-roaders to café racers

New classics – Triumph Street Cup
We have a bimble out to find out what Triumph’s Street Cup is like

New Classics – Triumph Thruxton R
For those who want something

larger, how does Hinckley’s
top-of-the-range café racer perform?

Archive poster
Norton Commando engine in all its glory

Steve Cooper
Steve defends his compulsive bike-buying fetish by blaming poor adverts…

Paul D’Orléans
Our resident US correspondent looks into the future

Paul Miles
Paul gets tired of tyres

Norton Commando special. Happy birthday!
We celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Norton Commando by looking into the fascinating inception of the model, a good look around one of the first bikes off the production line and talk to our very own Frank Westworth about his near lifelong affair with all things Commando

What we’ve been up to
Oli changes his T140 bars, Matt gets stuck into a CG125 and Steve – guess what – buys another bike!

In the workshop – have a go at lead puddling
Steve tries his hand at filling with lead

In the workshop – how to improve your starting
Fed up with kicking your bike over? We look at how to get your bike starting effortlessly

Next month
We look at several unusual bikes from Bakker, Rickman and even a Triumph chopper. We also ride the new Brough Superior!

Reader ads
Let us tempt you – there’s enough room for another

Last word
Frank recalls buying a bike he’d bought before and never really liked in the first place

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