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A to Z classic reference: Norton pre-war

A to Z classic reference: Norton pre-war

4 December 2014

Encyclopaedia of Classic Motorcycles: the definitive classic motorcycle guide

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Ariel VH32 Red Hunter

Ariel VH32 Red Hunter

19 November 2014.

This four-valve sporting Ariel single was only catalogued for the single season, though its name lived on...

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BSA CB34

BSA CB34

21 October 2014.

BSA's Clubman Gold Star is one of the most iconic and revered British motorcycles ever made, and rightly so. This CB34 is a touch earlier – and rarer – than the more usual Beeza Clubman DBDs, but it still has plenty of pedigree...

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Sidevalve 500cc Norton singles: which to choose?

Sidevalve 500cc Norton singles: which to choose?

7 October 2014.

Though many enthusiasts most readily associate Norton with overhead camshaft and overhead valve models, the firm’s early sporting successes came with sidevalve engines – and that valve configuration was a favourite, too...

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AJS Model 18

AJS Model 18

2 October 2014.

This 1947 AJS Model 18 has been owned long-term and, though originally used for trials, now finds itself at work on the hard stuff...

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Bradbury 'Speed' Model

Bradbury 'Speed' Model

2 October 2014.

The Bradbury 3½hp single was unusual for having its engine case integral within its frame, an arrangement that offered several advantages...

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Rudge Special

Rudge Special

2 October 2014.

One man’s lifelong love affair with his Rudge has resulted in a show winner that means far more than money to its owner...

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Excelsior Manxman J14

7 August 2014.

The Excelsior Manxman is, without question, one of the most visually appealing motorcycles of the 1930s. The 500cc version is also especially rare...

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Velocette LE 1948 - 1971

Velocette LE 1948 - 1971

25 June 2014.

Velocette's LE had a long production life, which indicated success, but it also absorbed a colossal post-war investment from the company, which in hindsight arguably did irreparable damage to the manufacturer...

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Triumph Bonneville T120R

Triumph Bonneville T120R

28 May 2014.

Triumph's Bonneville was, for many, at about its peak in 1969 as it had the twin leading shoe front brake and all the other refinements gradually introduced through the 1960s and was still pre oil-in-frame. This US spec example from that season underlines the point...

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