Buying Guide

Yamaha YCS1

Yamaha YCS1

16 October 2014

Easy on the wallet but punching well above its weight, that’ll be Yamaha’s 180 twin, says Steve ‘Scoop’ Cooper...

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Suzuki XN85 Turbo

Suzuki XN85 Turbo

2 October 2014.

If you really fancy something a little different, something with a little extra bolted on, then try Suzuki's XN85 Turbo, arguably the best looking bike of the genre...

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Bridgestone 175SR

2 October 2014.

Bridgestone motorcycles established a reputation for solid engineering. The disc valve engines were well designed, simple to service and used the very best cutting edge materials including chromium plated bores in alloy cylinder castings...

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Panther Model 100

Panther Model 100

2 October 2014.

There’s much can be said about Yorkshire folk, but one thing in their favour is their thrift. So it was with Phelon & Moore, motorcycle manufacturers of Cleckheaton. Why make a new engine when the old one is perfectly adequate? Phil Mather finds a Panther Model 100 which proves the point...

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Honda CX500 Turbo

Honda CX500 Turbo

17 September 2014.

Continuing our buying guides on turbos – here’s something completely different... a turbocharged V-twin!

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MZ TS

MZ TS

29 May 2014.

In the cash-strapped times of the late 70s recession the East German MZ TS models were the machines of choice for wallet-savvy motorcyclists...

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BSA A7 Shooting Star (1961)

BSA A7 Shooting Star (1961)

28 May 2014.

Roger Steele's 500cc pre-unit BSA Shooting Star came to him as a box of bits and has been rebuilt (more than once!) into a prize-winning concours champion...

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Yamaha XJ1100

Yamaha XJ1100

20 May 2014.

The Yamaha XJ1100 Maxim was the last in a line of hairy chested, air-cooled, inline fours. Great grandfather was the revolutionary XS750, grandpa was the XS850 and dad bulked up to be the XS1100. Steve Cooper takes a closer look...

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Kawasaki Z1A

Kawasaki Z1A

15 May 2014.

Honda's CB750 took and shook the motorcycle market but Kawasaki's 900 raised the bar by a similar amount. More power, technology and performance than anything else. And affordable too. Rod Gibson tells the story...

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Yamaha 350 YR3

Yamaha 350 YR3

16 April 2014.

If you think this month’s subject matter looks like it has one foot in the 1960s that’d be a good thing because that’s exactly where it’s from! We dish up the gossip on one of Yamaha’s rarer 350s...

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