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Four play

Four play

31 March 2016

In a large shed at Kitts Green, a few miles from Birmingham city centre, Dennis Poore assembled a team to try and save the British motorcycle industry. 

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In full flight

In full flight

31 March 2016.

Some bikes are icons from the outset. Not so this idiosyncratic 350. But it’s strangely successful as a classic steed… 

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Goffy's light fantastic!

Goffy's light fantastic!

16 March 2016.

Mick Payne discovers many ways of improving the lighting performance of classic motorcycles as he talks to Paul Goff.  

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Sand, rails and motorcycles

Sand, rails and motorcycles

16 March 2016.

Neil Cairns outlines the historical links between motorcycles and an old narrow gauge industrial line in Bedfordshire as he tells of the growing success of the ‘Sand and Motorcycles’ event at the Leighton Buzzard Railway, now in its seventh year. 

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The 'Black Bomber' and beyond - what went wrong?

The 'Black Bomber' and beyond - what went wrong?

16 March 2016.

Steve Cooper pulls no punches as he looks back on the 1965 UK debut of Honda’s first technically brilliant ‘big twin’, the CB450, and the enlarged 500T that followed. 

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The BSA Bantam: something worth crowing about

The BSA Bantam: something worth crowing about

16 March 2016.

Hands up all those who’ve never owned or ridden a BSA Bantam! Even if your arm’s in the air, you probably know someone who did or still does! With the help of the BSA Bantam Club and photos from the Mortons Archive, Pete Kelly recounts the history of one of the most popular lightweights of all time. 

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A social history of motorcycling- Part 4: The One Percenters (1947-1950)

A social history of motorcycling- Part 4: The One Percenters (1947-1950)

16 March 2016.

In this series of extracts from his forthcoming book, Mike Lewis looks at the evolution of social motorcycling in Britain and the USA. 

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The first twin

The first twin

16 March 2016.

Valentine Page designed a 650cc Triumph four years before Edward Turner’s 500cc Speed Twin. In many ways, the earlier machine was the more advanced.  

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When two men go to work

When two men go to work

16 March 2016.

The enthusiasm, passion and hard graft of a father and son duo has resulted in a museum dedicated to charting the history of one France’s ‘big four’ motorcycle makers. 

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Green day

Green day

16 March 2016.

Aermacchi’s road going efforts have never enjoyed much publicity, which, as this rare five-speed Ala Verde (Green Wing)  

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