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Trying times

Trying times

18 May 2016

Have you ever been to a museum and wanted to ‘have a go’ on the exhibits? Now, the National Motorcycle Museum has decided to allow that to happen.
 

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Pretty special

Pretty special

18 May 2016.

This attractive 500cc replica of a Production TT winner started life as a 350cc Viper.  

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A question of sport

A question of sport

18 May 2016.

When thinking of a sport to combine with football (or soccer to our American friends) the petrol-fuelled revelry of motorcycling hardly seems conducive, but motorcycle football really was all the rage in the 1920s, 30s and even beyond, with crowds flocking to watch the beautiful game played on motorcycles. 

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Here's a car showroom - turn it into a bike shop!

Here's a car showroom - turn it into a bike shop!

18 May 2016.

Concluding the story about motorcycles in his life, Tony Proctor tells how he set up a brand new Yamaha Centre 38 years ago.
 

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Agricultural it wasn't - farmer Jack's  Zundapp-Arrow special

Agricultural it wasn't - farmer Jack's Zundapp-Arrow special

18 May 2016.

When OBM reader and Adler to Zundapp Club member Bernie alerted us to a long-forgotten Zundapp-Arrow special, it was a simple matter to visit the Mortons Archive and turn up the original report.  

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Music to the ears! Suzuki's GT550 triple

Music to the ears! Suzuki's GT550 triple

18 May 2016.

Steve Cooper fondly remembers Suzuki’s largest air-cooled two-stroke triple – the excellent but often overlooked GT550
 

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The 'lightweights' that time forgot

The 'lightweights' that time forgot

18 May 2016.

Time was slowly running out for Associated Motor Cycles when it launched its new-style 250cc overhead-valve singles in 1958 – but were the sturdy and neat-looking AJS and Matchless models the best they could have offered? asks Pete Kelly

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Henry's Cat

Henry's Cat

3 May 2016.

It’s a Triumph of course, but Henry Pinney’s 500 twin is more than it appears to be
 

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Make it so

Make it so

3 May 2016.

It takes some audacity to dismantle an original old bike to create your first classic custom – but the results of a good build can be simply brilliant. Go on. Be brave… 

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Standing tall

Standing tall

3 May 2016.

As the new Bonnevilles go on sale, so the old Scrambler will be discontinued. No problem: just build your own 

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