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Classic Motorcycle Mechanics February 2019

Dedicated to the later classics and Japanese machines, Classic Motorcycle Mechanics has it all. Now 116 pages of road tests, rebuild guides, 'Street Specials' reviews and much much more... Staff Bikes - Classic Motorcycle Mechanics is the only magazine that "Buys its own bikes, rebuilds 'em and rides 'em".

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United Kingdom
Mortons Media Group, Ltd
$4.53(Incl. tax)
$49.81(Incl. tax)
12 Issues

in this issue

3 min.
hubble, bubble, stinger trouble!

It’s fair to say that Steve Cooper’s Suzuki T125 Stinger restoration has been tough on the old boy… In CMM’s pages we’ve traced the highs and lows of the purchase, strip-down, restoration and rebuild of this popular Suzuki twin, but only now can we appreciate the effort that Steve and his select band of helpers and product/service providers have put in. For proof of the pudding, go to page 50 and enjoy! It’s wonderful to see projects come to fruition… such as Allen Millyard’s RC374. We all know that this has been long-since finished, but the full story has only been seen in CMM month-on-month. Next month is his final instalment before a big recap and photo-shoot in which you will see the bike in all its glory. We hope you’ll enjoy…

2 min.
ossa & mick

Ossa or ‘Orpheo Sincronic Socieda Anónima’ was originally a company that specialised in manufacturing cinema projection equipment. Founded in 1924 by Manuel Giro, it became renowned for its two-stroke motorcycles that had great racing success in the 1960s and 1970s. This rather large shift in focus happened after the Second World War when motorcycle production for the Spanish market took off, as people needed affordable transport. By the 1960s exports to Europe and North America played an important part in the company’s success and racing/competition was seen as the perfect avenue for increasing both awareness and demand for the brand. In 1967 Ossa had its first racing breakthrough, when in the 24 Hours of Montjuic in Barcelona, its bikes took first and second places. Santiago Herrero competed aboard the manufacturer’s monocoque-framed racebike and…

4 min.
racing certainties...

Excuse the mist in my eyes if you will, but I remember the 1980s when TZ750 Yamahas could be picked up at race circuits for £200, TZ350s for £100 and RG500s for about £500… Also, in 1995 Jim Doyle, Randy Mamola’s manager sold me 12 sets of Randy’s leathers and two of Kenny Roberts’ for £400 including a letter of authenticity. At that time he offered me an immaculate limo from the 1970s once owned by Barry Sheene for £2000, but I didn’t have £2000 or a lock-up... Old two-stroke race bikes were almost being given away because the four-stroke proddie bikes of the 1990s made them seem almost slow and ill-behaved. Back then even a machine with proven race history wouldn’t have increased the value of such machines. As recently as…

4 min.
the latest riding kit, top tools, tyres, retro clothing and more!

FURYGAN JACKETS Furygan has released four stylish and functional autumn/winter jackets which provide bikers with hard-wearing protection and off-bike style. Check them out. Furygan Bruce The Bruce jacket is made from 100% premium waxed cotton. It comes with a waterproof and breathable liner, as well as a removable thermal lining. Protection comes in the form of CE/D30 armour at the shoulder and elbow as well as a pocket for a D30 back protector. You’ve got five pockets too! Sizes S-4XL, in back or brown. Furygan Thruxton The Thruxton is a fully CE-approved waxed-cotton jacket and comes with a shoulder and elbow D30 protection and a back pocket for an optional back protector. There are eight pockets (six outside) and for weather protection, there is a waterproof and breathable liner, as well as a removable thermal…

1 min.
calendar corner

DAVID SILVER MUSEUM CALENDAR The David Silver Honda Collection calendar 2019 features a brilliant selection of shots of some of the classiest motorcycles from the museum itself. Quality. www.davidsilverspares.co.uk ANDY TIERNAN CALENDAR Another staple calendar we see is this one. The Andy Tiernan calendar this year concentrates on post-war twins with all artwork by the legendary Mike Harbar. Proceeds go to the East Anglian Air Ambulance. www.andybuysbikes.com/Calendars/Calendar%20page.html…

1 min.
let’s off-road!

If you like your classic action dirty, then look no further as the Hagon Shocks-backed Classic Dirt Bike Show is back for 2019. Once more taking place at the Telford International Centre, the event is held over February 16-17, 2019 and this year has two iconic all-time off-road champs confirmed as the guests of honour. The first is multiple world, indoor and British Trials champion Dougie Lampkin while on the motocross side four-time British champ John Banks will be joining him. Both will be grilled on stage by Jack Burnicle. A theme of the show will be the dirt bikes of 50 years ago – so 1969 will be celebrated: do you have anything that fits the bill for the show? If so, call show consultant Alan Wright on 01789 751422. Dozens of clubs…