MoT certificates are going to change to help deter forgery and 'clocking', road tests on BSA's B31 and Super Rocket, a Panther-Norton hybrid and Triumph Bonnie, and in the workshop, Suzuki's GT750 'Kettle' gets an overhaul. Plus the latest gallery updates, competitions, classifieds and more...
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Honda GB500TT competition
Reminder that the clock's ticking if you haven't entered our Honda competition yet. Tick, tick, tick...
RealClassic out now!
Every month RealClassic features ancient, classic and British bikes, with in-depth articles by expert and enthusiast authors, reflecting the old bikes we buy and ride in the real world. Unlike most classic motorcycle magazines, RealClassic isn’t available in the shops. So if you want to read the July issue, you’ll need to buy one online, or subscribe…
MoT certificates to change
The new style MoT certificate, introduced in October 2011, is set to go through more changes to deter forgery and ‘clocking’.
Looking for that elusive spare part, or just fancy a change of machinery or a new project for when the nights close in?
The way we were: August 1987
American Eddie Lawson (Yamaha) won the 500cc class of the British Grand Prix on August 2 at Donington Park, with Australian Wayne Gardner (Honda) second and Randy Mamola third...
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Mortons Archive - this week's pick of the pics:
Posing in 1911 with a BSA
M20s lined up with precision in the ordnance dept
Troops take a well-earned break after the evacuation from France in 1941
Agostini at the start of the 1969 Senior TT
Straight from the plate: Edinburgh Commemoration, 1954
In 1954, the Motor Cycling Club (MCC) held its 50th Edinburgh Commemoration Run, the Golden Jubilee celebration for what was reckoned to be the oldest sporting motorcycle event held anywhere in the world...
Louise Limb's distinctive gallery from Classic Bike Guide gets updated.
Latest road tests
BSA Super Rocket
BSA’s well loved pre-unit twins culminated with the Rocket Gold Star, pretty much a hot Super Rocket twin engine in the Gold Star cycle parts.
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...
With the Triumph Bonneville celebrating its silver jubilee, the VMCC chose to offer up one such machine for their Christmas raffle prize. Always keen on a bargain, Jim Reynolds went to sample his quid’s worth.
In a world of ever increasing technology, there is still much to be said for mechanical simplicity, if only for ease of maintenance. Andrew Wilson reckons that’s why he found this BSA B31 so endearing...
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Workshop: Suzuki GT750: part one
For subscribers, parts one to four of our Suzuki GT750 rebuild. All users can see the first part, to get a taster for the content, but if you want to view the other parts, you'll need to subscribe to one of our print titles.
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