The Classic MotorCycle

The Classic MotorCycle

August 2021

Started in 1903, The Classic MotorCycle has more to offer the true vintage motorcycle enthusiast than any other publication, backed by Europe's largest motorcycle image archive.

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finer details

Italjet Grifon ENGINE Triumph OHV unit construction four-stroke twin CAPACITY 649cc BORE 71mm STROKE 82mm POWER OUTPUT 54bhp@7300rpm CARBURETTOR 2x30mm Amal Concentric 930 COMP RATIO 9:1 IGNITION coil ELECTRICS 12v 45W LUBRICATION Dry sump with separate oil tank TRANSMISSION Primary drive by Duplex chain GEARBOX Four-speed foot change CHASSIS Italjet duplex frame SUSPENSION Front Marzocchi telescopics; rear Twin shock BRAKES Front 200mm double sided twin leading shoe; rear 160mm single leading shoe TYRES 350x18in front and rear DRY WEIGHT 177kg OVERALL LENGTH 2110mm OVERALL WIDTH 570mm SEAT HEIGHT 865mm WHEELBASE 1400mm FUEL CAPACITY 9 litres OIL CAPACITY 2.8 litres TOP SPEED 175kph/109mph (estimate)…

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alloy there

Aluminium (aka aluminum and other spellings, symbol Al, atomic number 13) was discovered by Danish physicist Hans Ørsted in 1825 and from 1855 became ever-more industrially produced. After oxygen and silicon (Si, atomic number 14), it is the third most abundant element in the earth’s crust. Due to its affinity to oxygen, aluminium forms an oxide on its surface and therefore self protects without an applied coating, but can still be corroded by corrosive agents – for example, don’t stand aluminium alloy crankcases on a concrete floor, as the lime and constituents will slowly eat them away. Useful aluminium features include its reflective, ductile and non-magnetic nature. In pure form, aluminium is soft – too soft for many motorcycle manufacturing applications – but is easy to work and used for some pressings,…

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dick mann (1934-2021)

Though British race fans will best remember Dick ‘Bugsy’ Mann – who has died aged 86 – for his stirring performances in the GB v US Match Races, traditionally held at Easter in the 1970s, plus perhaps his Daytona success, Dick Mann was a much more versatile and consistent winner than that. With 24 successes in AMA Grand National events – his first in 1959 – his win tally is the second highest in that series, while he was also two times the winner of the AMA Grand National (1963 and 1971), as well as enjoying success in motocross, trials, flat track, American TT and road racing. Born in Salt Lake City on June 13, 1934, he moved to California aged eight, acquiring a BSA Bantam aged 15. It was the marque,…

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scott to trot go faster on a tt rep

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YOUR EVENT SHOULD BE HERE The Classic MotorCycle is anxious to learn all about your motorcycle-related events. Contact us at The Classic MotorCycle, Mortons Media Ltd, Diary Listings, PO Box 99, Horncastle, Lincs LN9 6LZ or email obmwallplanner@mortons.co.uk JULY 2021 2 AUGUST ISSUE OF THE CLASSIC MOTORCYCLE ON SALE TODAY 3 YOUR OLD BIKE MART WITH YOU TODAY 3-4 CRMC Race Meeting at Cadwell Park Lincs www.crmc.co.uk 3-4 The International Classic MotorCycle Show, Stafford County Showground, ST18 0BD www.classicbikeshows.com 3 Diamond Day – NCC London Custom Bike Show: Ace Cafe, Ace Corner, North Circular Road, Stonebridge, London NW10 7UD.london.acecafe.com 3 Rufforth Autojumble, Rufford Park, York YO23 3QH. Tel. 01904 738620. Mobile 07713 164848. www.rufforthautojumble.com 4 Honda Bike Day: Ace Cafe, Ace Corner, North Circular Road, Stonebridge, London NW10 7UD. london.acecafe.com 4 Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum, Italian Bike Ride In. www.sammymiller.co.uk 4…

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news & events

Stafford is a survivor! Exciting news! The International Classic MotorCycle Show at Stafford over July 3/4 will be on – albeit with a few tweaks and revisions, following the British Government’s announcement on June 14, that all restrictions would not be lifted, as previously said, on June 21. To allow the show to take place there are a few changes: - Advance tickets only - Reduced capacity - No special guests to avoid clustering In addition, the Bonhams auction will be over an extra hall to allow for social distancing, while the GP paddock will be rejigged too, for the same reason. Bands will still be playing outside, where the jumble will take place, again all subject to and in accordance with guidelines. The show will be sold out well in advance but for those who missed out,…