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Classic Motorcycle Mechanics

Classic Motorcycle Mechanics July 2020

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".

United Kingdom
Mortons Media Group, Ltd
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12 Issues

in this issue

3 min.
motorcycles and mental health

I truly believe the two are interlinked because, like any passion or hobby, we can only benefit from spending time on something that we enjoy doing. Whatever your favourite pastimes are, you're going to feel good doing them, whether it's putting together a puzzle, playing video games, stamp collecting, anything. 0f course, with motorcycling, there are many added extras. It's clear we love fettling and fiddling with our classic motorcycles: the feeling of accomplishment when you finally sort out an issue, or you get a much-needed job done on the bike - they all bring benefits and make us feel happier as a result. we won't mention those frustrating times when things do go wrong, or the damn thing won't start, because we know these times will not last too long. But the…

1 min.
guzzi glam!

MotoGuzzi ... it's not just about the old-school Guzzis, it's not just about those classics like the Le Mans and the California. It's so much more than that... Which is why the lovely people at the Moto Guzzi Club GB want to give a big shout out to all of those who ride what we'd describe as 'modern classic' Guzzis or even the latest, brand new 'retro Guzzis' like the ones you see here from a couple of years ago. All and everyone who owns a Moto Guzzi or has an interest in the Mandello del Lario marque is welcome into the club - so why not join? Whether you own a brand new V85 TT, or California 1400 Touring, to something built within the last 20 years or so, such as…

4 min.

In this issue we've been lucky enough to have two of the second generation Hinckley Triumphs under the spotlight: the Speed Triple from 2000 and the T595 Daytona from 1997. Now, we're big fans of all modern-classic Triumphs here at CMM and you will be seeing a celebratory issue coming before the end of the year. Why? Well, 1990 was the year - at the Cologne Show - where the 'new' Triumph marque was launched, so it's well deserving of a celebration when the coronavirus (hopefully) is kicked into touch. The first 'modular' Triumphs made the largest number of machines from the same basic platform with long-stroke motors (300cc per cylinder) and short-stroke machines (250cc per cylinder.) These included the long-stroke Trophy 1200 four-cylinder (square headlight), the Trident 900 triple (naked, round…

4 min.
cmm stuff

LS2 CHALLENGER HELMET LS2 has added three new colour options for the popular sports-touring Challenger helmet for the 2020 summer season: the eye-catching, Jeans/Fluo/0range 'Canon' and stylish Black/Titanium, and Red/Blue 'Propellor'. Developed from LS2's supported racers, the Challenger blends the latest in race technology, with first-class safety and features for the road. The Challenger weighs just 1385 grams and comes with good ventilation and a breathable, hypoallergenic liner. The outer shell is made from High Performance Fibreglass Composite and it's aerodynamically sculpted to help keep the wearer's head stable at higher speeds. Apparently, this helps reduce fatigue! It comes with a quick-release, 3D 0ptically Correct Visor, a Pin lock Max Vision Anti-Fog System and has a flip-down sun visor, too. The new LS2 Challenger graphics come in sizes XXS-3XL, with solid colours…

1 min.
book corner

RACING CLASSIC MOTORCYCLES Andy Reynolds rode the best classic machines between 1976 and 2016 at the highest level, and on some of the best-known courses in the world. Told in his own words, this book recounts his successes, friendships and hardships, and gives great insight into the world of motorcycle racing. Paperback, 240 pages, 57 pictures. www.ve/oce.co.uk CLASSIC ENGINES, MODERN FUEL: THE SOLUTIONS car-based, yes, but still interesting. Paul Ireland investigates what happens with modern fuel in a classic (pre-1990) car engine, so much of the basics are the same. The book includes descriptions of how a spark-ignition engine works, and how it can be tuned to avoid common problems. Paperback, 152 pages, 136 pictures. www.veloce.co.uk…

2 min.
cmm tested

RST PRO SERIES X-RAID SUIT I've been a bit of an RST leathers and textiles fan for the last 20 years. RST derived from the original cheap-as-chips 'Rhino' brand back in the late 1980s, but year after year they've really moved the goal posts for budget biker kit. My first foray into the brand was a few leather and textile suits from 2000 and I've seen both types of biker apparel come on in leaps and bounds since. Budget they may be, but the quality has continued to rise. My last textile 'adventure' suit was the Paragon II from around 2010, which I only stopped wearing last year, and this X-Raid seems to be the logical successor. And what a successor it is... Comparing old and new with eye and hand, the X-Raid…