From the archive
Sand racing from Wallasey, 1961
Smiles in the Stafford sunshine
We focus on some of the bikes that caught our eye
Save loads o’ money and get your favourite mag delivered to your door
What’s been going on with the world of all things classic
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!
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
When a highly-skilled sculptor takes a Moto Guzzi and forms a magnificent machine in a shed
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
Spring has sprung so treat yourself!
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…
We look at BSA’s A65, Norton’s Commando and Honda singles
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…