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Gentleman's relish

Gentleman's relish

3 May 2016

Tired of clip-ons and rearsets? We recommend something altogether more refined
 

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Second attempt

Second attempt

3 May 2016.

MV’s first road-going four was an unmitigated failure.
If at first you don’t succeed…
 

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TRAILBLAZERS: KEEPING MOTORCYCLE HISTORY ALIVE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

TRAILBLAZERS: KEEPING MOTORCYCLE HISTORY ALIVE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

27 April 2016.

Anywhere in the world of motorcycling, especially where racing has been popular, there comes a day when people start to wonder where their friends, heroes or fellow competitors have gone. Sadly, we usually know the fate of those lost on the track, or in some off-track accident. But what became of those who slipped quietly into the background is a question many would love to have answered. 

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Ken McIntosh: The legend lives on

Ken McIntosh: The legend lives on

27 April 2016.

1980 was a time when big-bore Formula One racing was catching on worldwide, and the crowds loved it! The bikes were big, made lots of noise and in the right hands they could sometimes take on production GP machines. 

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Thierry Rapicault TZ250: That's a works bike!

Thierry Rapicault TZ250: That's a works bike!

27 April 2016.

Every racing motorcycle has a story to tell, but a chance encounter with Carlos Lavado revealed that this TZ may have a more interesting history than most.  At that moment we could not have guessed how interesting it was. John Parnham charts a journey of painstaking research.

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ENDLESS SUMMER: A Month of Racing in the Isle of Man - 1966

ENDLESS SUMMER: A Month of Racing in the Isle of Man - 1966

27 April 2016.

The Isle of Man is reliant on the services of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company to transport the vast majority of the Island’s needs, not least the tourists that flock to Mona’s Isle, especially for the TT and Manx Grand Prix.  

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Getting into line - with the experts

Getting into line - with the experts

5 April 2016.

When you’re setting up a sidecar, the smallest of adjustments can make all the difference to handling. Mick Payne trawls around to get the opinions of today’s specialists in the field.  

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How I bought a BSA A7 - at the ripe old age of 14!

How I bought a BSA A7 - at the ripe old age of 14!

5 April 2016.

Stirred by Old Bike Mart’s request for bike shop memories, Tony Proctor recalls his own early motorcycling days, which grew from mimicking his scrambling heroes. 

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Laverda 500 - the twin that came oh, so close

Laverda 500 - the twin that came oh, so close

5 April 2016.

’Ullo, ’ullo! What’s an Italian motorcycle doing on Steve Cooper’s Japanese pages? It’s all about comparisons and giving praise where it’s due, that’s what – and something the more extreme ‘Jap knockers’ might consider reciprocating once in a while?
 

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Take five - whichever suits your style

Take five - whichever suits your style

5 April 2016.

Before Royal Enfield’s sensationally-styled Continental GT made its debut, the 250cc Crusader line had already evolved into two variations on a very agreeable five-speed theme – the leading link front fork Super 5 and the sporty-looking Continental. This is how the road testers of the day saw them. 

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