On CBC this week, poor weather impacts on some motorcycle events, road tests on Hesketh V1000, NSU Sportymax and a stunning Triton, new gallery additions and in the latest video Nigel Clark gets up close in the studio and compares a Morgo big bore conversion-equipped Triumph T120 against the factory built T140V...
Croz heads up Stafford
Kiwi track ace Graeme Crosby is confirmed as the Guest of Honour at the 19th Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show, held at Stafford County Showground over the weekend of 20-21 October...
Founders Day cancellation
More bad news as the weather claims another victim, this time it's the Taverners section of the VMCC and the venue is the Founders Day event at Stanford Hall, Leicestershire, which was scheduled to take place next Sunday, July 2
MV Agusta auction
The once-in-a-lifetime MV Agusta bike auction takes place next month in California on Saturday August 18, where private motorcycle collector Gary Kohs' 71-bike MV Agusta collection will go under the hammer...
Classic eye protection
The latest in classic eye protection from Davida has been made to complement the rest of the Davida range and give the wearer a wide view of the road without the annoying black edge to the peripheral vision that other goggles can have...
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Bonneville blast off
With Morgo having been making a big bore 750cc kit for the T120 650cc Triumph Bonneville for many years, we wondered how such an aftermarket conversion compared with the factory built 750cc T140. Would it trounce it?
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A motorcycle road safety film from 1955, made by the Liverpool Motorcycle dealership Victor Horsman. It is filmed in and around the Wirral and Liverpool City Centre.
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The Hesketh V1000 was conceived from an aristocrat’s ambition to produce ‘the finest motorcycles in the world’, yet the glamorous debutant lacked sufficient pedigree to impress motorcycling society...
When standard just won’t do, in comes the special builder with the Triumph-engined, Norton-framed 'Triton'. It’s not an easy route and it is quite possible to create a dog of a bike, but not in this case as Phil Mather finds out...
We’ve all spent idle hours dreaming up our ideal motorcycle but only a tiny percentage convert their imaginings into metal. One of the few is Irishman Tom Healion who spent six years conceiving and building his 250cc NSU ‘Sportymax’ racer...
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Oil pumps explained
Oil pumps are usually hidden in the depths of an engine. Unfortunately the age-old saying ‘out of sight, out of mind’ often applies. As they are the heart of our motorcycle engines, lubricating vital bearings and other moving surfaces, they deserve regular health checks...
A to Z classic reference: Moto Guzzi - Moto-Reve
Encyclopaedia of Classic Motorcycles: the definitive classic motorcycle guide.
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The BSA Cyclemotor was an ingenius, lightweight (27Ib) power unit which incorporated a gear drive through a three plate clutch. With claims of 25mph and an average fuel consumption of around 200mpg, it was a must have...
The 'Ton for an hour' Bill Lacey Grindlay-Peerless comes back to life. But there’s always one know-it-all sourpuss hanging around, don't you find? Like the one at the Brooklands Reunion Day gathering who, after studying Gerry Belton's restored 500cc flyer, just had to say his piece...
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Honda CB750K2 overhaul: 1
The Honda had given 33,000 miles of solid service but an overhaul was due, so it was time to think about getting the engine out of the frame for a closer inspection of its internals. Rod Gibson dons his overalls...
Starter motor overhaul
Starter motors on Japanese motorcycles can have a pretty hard life, and we do take them for granted. Rod Gibson brings one up to scratch...
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Mortons Archive gallery - this week's pick of the pics:
Mike Hailwood on Honda 6 in 1967 French GP
Rob McElnea and Joy Dunlop dicing for the 1983 Formula 1 crown
'Rocket' Ron Haslam at Brand Hatch
Tommy Robb from the 1963 Ulster Grand Prix
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