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The Carole Nash Classic Bike Guide Winter Classic show will warm your cockles in January. This show traditionally gives the year a classic kick-start, taking place as it does over the weekend of January 3-4...
Hard to believe, but this is the last chance for CDB to...
The entry form for the 2015 Pre-65 Scottish Trial is now...
Motorcycle enthusiasts will be given an early chance to set...
The northern scrambles scene lost a true enthusiast recently...

Latest General Feature

JAP classic motorcycle speedway engine

Speedway JAP

Considering it was almost never made, the competition single had an extraordinarily successful competition career. It is fortunate that John Prestwich, founder of the world-famous company that manufactured JAP engines, had second thoughts after visiting a local speedway meeting in 1928...
Yamaha FZ750

Yamaha FZ750: 25 things

Yamaha’s FZ750 was possibly the biggest leap forward of any Jap...
Norton Commando S Type

Norton Commando: iconic engine

'Versatility' and 'expediency' were two buzz words in the British...

An engineer’s Goldie tribute

What does it take to stop you in your tracks at a motorcycle show...
Pre-war motorcycle clutches

Clutch - a history

Pioneer riders, on direct drive motorcycles, struggled on steep h...

Latest Road Test

Panther-Norton special

Panther-Norton

When Featherbed based specials are mentioned, several variations of power unit come to mind but hardly ever would P&M’s slogging old sloper feature in the list. Jim Reynolds meets one such man for whom such ‘prejudices’ do not exist and finds that even the most bizarre concoction can produce remarkable results...
1937 BSA G14 classic motorcycle test

BSA G14

The BSA G14 was, by the 1930s, a far-from-advanced piece of kit. ...
Triumph Trident T160

Triumph Trident T160

Triumph’s three cylinder Trident provided the signature sound f...
Velocette 350 MAC and 250 MOV

Velocette singles

The keys to a successful marriage may be hanging in the garage, j...
Triumph TT Bonneville (T120R)

Triumph TT Special

If Tonka made motorcycles, then one can’t help thinking they’...

Latest Buying Guide

1932 Ariel VH32 Red Hunter classic British motorcycle

Ariel VH32 Red Hunter

This four-valve sporting Ariel single was only catalogued for the single season, though its name lived on...
BSA's classic CB34 classic motorcycle

BSA CB34

BSA's Clubman Gold Star is one of the most iconic and revered Bri...

Yamaha YCS1

Easy on the wallet but punching well above its weight, that’ll ...

Sidevalve 500cc Norton singles: which to choose?

Though many enthusiasts most readily associate Norton with overhe...

Suzuki XN85 Turbo

If you really fancy something a little different, something with ...
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