July 2018

From the archive
Sand racing from Wallasey, 1961

Smiles in the Stafford sunshine
We focus on some of the bikes that caught our eye

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News
What’s been going on with the world of all things classic

What’s on
Pack your sarnies and suncream and see some bikes!

Buyer guide – Norton ES2
We look at the featherbed-framed Norton ES2 and what makes it so good

Buyers guide – Honda CG125
A worthy classic as it started so many riders biking careers 

Buyers guide – Triumph 3T
A pretty little Triumph twin, often overlooked

New retro – Harley-Davidson’s new Sportster 48 Special
The Sportster started in 1957 – how good is Milwaukee’s latest offering?

Column – Steve Cooper
Steve traces back to exactly how he became so fascinated by little Japanese two-strokes 

Column – Paul D’Orléans
Paul looks at all the books written about riding round this world of ours

Column – Paul Miles
Paul cracks out the lightweight jacket and open-face helmet – summer’s here!

Archive poster
A beautiful reproduction of the Triumph 3T brochure

Hailwood’s bikes pt2
We look at Hailwood’s journey to South Africa and his NSU Sportmax, the start of the great man’s success

Rondine
When a highly-skilled sculptor takes a Moto Guzzi and forms a magnificent machine in a shed

Learner classics
We take a look at those bikes that could woo a younger generation into classic bikes

National Motorcycle Museum
We sent Rachel to have a go at the NMM

Products
Spring has sprung so treat yourself!

Letters
A lovely piece from the US, plus some useful info about Yamaha’s XS2

How to decoke your two-stroke exhaust
Steve shows how to liberate your two-stroke – without getting too dirty…

Next month
We look at BSA’s A65, Norton’s Commando and Honda singles

Reader adverts
Now, what can I spend the kids’ inheritance on?

Frank’s last word
Frank lowers his rose-tinted spectacles and admits some British classics aren’t quite as good as we remembered… 

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