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Classic Bike Guide

November 2021

Classic Bike Guide is a down to earth, practical - and sometimes irreverent - magazine that gets right to the heart of the classic bike world. With a mixture of features, tests, reviews and event reports it is the title that has become a must for the active rider and restorer. Classic Bike Guide magazine - with the biggest and best readers adverts - FREE! Enjoy the digital edition - and save over 50% on the print susbcription price.

United Kingdom
Mortons Media Group, Ltd
$7.16(Incl. tax)
$59.17(Incl. tax)
12 Issues

in this issue

3 min

ALL RIGHT THERE, FELLOW LOVERS OF old bikes. May your studs line up, the sun be singling you out and the correct nut fall to hand from your ‘it’ll come in handy if I never need it’ biscuit tin. We come into a strange time of year; the days can be as wonderful as the golden hours of July and August, but as the bike meets start to get thinner with the sun retiring early, going for a ride is often preceded by a quick check of the weather – hell, those lucky-enough may even swap chosen steed for one that is more immune to such fripperies as the rain – or may just take less cleaning. But there are still great riding days to come and still plenty of shows to…

1 min
■ just a summer’s holiday

Just from the poses, you can tell these people are unsure of what exactly is going on. The image is from 1924, a time when both photography and motorcycles were quite something to see – especially two British fellows in Poland. Teachers Mr Pratt and Mr Armstrong decided to see if they could get to Moscow in their outfit, carrying all they may need with them. After much trouble convincing the Russian consulate in London that they meant only to see Russia through sheer fascination, their Matchless carried them through Belgium, France, Switzerland and Czecho-Slovakia to Poland, where this photo was taken. Later they successfully got to Moscow, the RAC giving good advice on roads, but little was known about what they would find in Russia. The chaps discovered that even road…

4 min
normandy beach race 2021

SWORD BEACH, OUISTREHAM, FRANCE. THE third race on the beach of Normandy is a fact, and on Friday afternoon the coastal town is overrun with noisy vintage motorcycles and cars on their way to the registration and technical control area on the square in front of the police station and town hall. A briefing for the drivers – only 40 motorcycles and 40 cars were selected from the hundreds of applications – and the day ended with a drink on the beach. Early Saturday morning and the race crowd gathered at the parking lot, after which the long procession of vehicles made a lap of honour through the village and drove onto the beach and into the pits that lay behind the track. Strange and unfortunate, no toilets for the racers and…

2 min
classics join the new at motorcycle live

Normally a mecca for those who like everything new and shiny, this year’s return of Motorcycle Live at the NEC from December 4-12 is embracing motorcycling’s past as well as looking to its future. As well as classic and custom zones, the all-inclusive show ticket allows access to four halls jam-packed with everything the world of motorcycling has to offer, including brand new 2022 models from the world’s leading manufacturers; all the latest kit, opportunities to get on two wheels powered by both petrol and electricity, and appearances from biking celebrities. The Triumph Owners’ MCC will be having a presence, with two machines which show that the club is for all Triumphs old or new. The TOMCC is primarily a social club with local branches throughout the UK in addition to being…

1 min
win tickets to motorcycle live!

Fancy going along to the NEC to see this great event and inspect a host of classics, plus the latest metal, up close? Well maybe you can. We’ve got 10 pairs of tickets which must be won. There are no tricky questions (as much as we were tempted to) or complicated entry process, to stand a chance simply visit our website (WWW.CLASSICBIKEGUIDE.COM/WIN), fill in your details before midnight on November 12 and wait to see if you are one of the randomly picked lucky winners. Please visit www.mortons.co.uk/privacy to see how MMG will handle your data. Good luck!…

1 min
braking out the rubber hoses

Fitting braided hydraulic brake hoses to a disc braked classic is almost a given, not least because getting the old rubber type has been close to impossible. Now for those who are sticklers for originality and who would also like to stop, Wemoto is selling a range of replica hydraulic rubber brake lines from TRK to complete your 1970s Honda classic rebuild. They give the venerable Hondas a fully authentic look, just like it was when it rolled out of the showroom. Most kits come complete with the all-important and hard to find metal brake pipe. Starting from £28.08, the pipes fit Honda models from the 1975 CB25oG5 to the SOHC 750-4. Visit WWW.WEMOTO.COM…