May 2019 issue: Out now!

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From the archive
We look at a couple of images from Rudge – the company that always trod their own path.

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Machines that matter: Rudge Ulster
It was the racer for the masses from the company that always did things their own way.

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News
Bikes, shows racing and not a word about Brexit…

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Letters
Tell us your stories, show us what we’ve got wrong and share a laugh!

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Products
We find the latest products that may be of interest to you. It’s a tat-free zone!

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Buying Guide – Triumph TR5
Despite an engine that spent life as a generator in Lancaster bombers, the Trophy became a true classic.

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Buying Guide – Moto Guzzi V50ii
It’s handsome, usable and sounds great. It’s also small, but packs punch. What’s not to like about the V50?

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Buying Guide – BSA Bantam Bushman
Loved across the world, but the Bantam Bushman was, and still is, a rarity in the UK.

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Hailwood’s machine – part nine
It wasn’t all plain sailing for Mike the Bike. Rachel looks at when Honda paid Hailwood not to ride…

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Then and now – Ariel Red Hunter
We look at how Ariel’s super single was viewed when it came out and what it’s like now.

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What’s on
Dust ’em down and head to a show, or feast on burgers and grab that part you need.

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Archive poster
A look back at how they used to review new bikes, with the original Ariel Red Hunter.

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Opinion – Steve Cooper
Steve looks back at when dealers would sell you all you needed to café racer your Japanese bike.

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Opinion – Paul Miles
Paul faces an awkward decision – ride as is, or restore? Shiny or patina?

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Opinion – Paul D’Orleans
Our man in the USA takes a fascinating look at the history of speed limits, and speeding.

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Honda CB750 – happy 50th birthday!
We are lucky enough to ride one of the earliest production CB750s in the UK.

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Sealey Honda
Colin Sealey made some great frames, but the one for the CB750 engine was his favourite.

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Bimota HB1
This is how the Italians saw fit to use Japan’s best engine

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Text Box: NEW RETRO

Jawa 350
We look at Jawa’s new 350 Classic. What’s it like and who would it suit?

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How’s that work? – Tyres
There’s more to those black hoops than you think.

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Rebuild your Triumph forks
Oli strips and rebuilds his T140 forks, at a show!

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Project Norton
This month the head comes apart. There’s some good, and some not so good news.

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Reader ads
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Frank Westworth
BSA Beagle – ridden one? We haven’t, but Frank finds he’s a soft spot for the little Beeza.

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