Classic Dirt Bike Issue 58 Spring 2021

Classic Dirt Bike magazine: is about the bikes and personalities of the sport, covering pre-65 machines, classic and twin shocks, trials as well as scrambling/motocross and enduros. There are reader rebuilds from the UK/Europe and North America, event coverage, personality interviews/profiles, letters, products and so much more.

United Kingdom
Mortons Media Group, Ltd
6,05 €(IVA inc.)
19,39 €(IVA inc.)
4 Números

en este número

4 min.
smile please

❝ To have become legendary as only dabbing once in the six day event, Jackson must, by default, have cleaned every other observed section ❞ Birthdays and anniversaries, Christmas and new year are all occasions which we love to celebrate, in normal times with our friends and family – then there are other occasions, those smaller events which also require a celebration. While national successes will make the headlines of the national press there are occasions which are momentous in a particular field and once they have happened are talked about and discussed for years, especially if there is documented evidence. Documenting momentous occasions has been the job of photography since the art form was invented and once discovered it added accuracy to descriptions of events as well as providing a way in…

1 min.
cdb show: pandemic forces change of date and venue

The Hagon Shocks supported Classic Dirt Bike Show is as much at the mercy of this global pandemic and official attempts to deal with the virus as everyone else is. So, for 2021 only, the best classic off-road show in the world will decamp from Telford’s International Centre to Staffordshire County Showground on September 18/19. Long regarded as the season opener for our scene, the Hagon Shocks backed Classic Dirt Bike Show’s traditional date has been hit by social distancing regulations for 2021 but will return to its traditional February date and Telford venue for 2022. Though regulations change on an almost daily basis, signs are vaccinations will have advanced to a wider age group and there should be light at the end of the tunnel. With a one-year date change the…

1 min.
new series name and sponsor

Almost since its launch the popular National Twinshock Championship trials series has been supported by Kia Motors, thanks to the efforts of Kia dealer David Dench. The relationship has worked well, however Kia’s focus has moved to electric vehicles and the trials series no longer fits their plans. The series organisers would like to thank David Dench and Kia Motors for their great support and generosity over the last six years. Initially for twinshock and air-cooled mono machines, the scene has changed considerably over the years and being described as a Twinshock Championship does not now accurately reflect the series. So, to herald the announcement of a new sponsor there is also a name change, the series will be known as The Rockshocks Classic Trials Championship. Rockshocks have a good relationship with the…

1 min.
highland classic two-day – edition fantic

One of the ‘must do’ events in the classic trials calendar is Inverness and DMCC’s Highland Classic Two-Day on the Alvie estate near Aviemore. This all off-road event boasts all the traditional trials terrain a rider could want and then some, and with a great run across the fells it's not a pocket handkerchief course either. In common with most organisers, the club's keeping a close eye on the regulations for social distancing which are in force to combat this pandemic. So, the current situation with the trial is it’s looking possible for it to go ahead, however things change on an almost daily basis so no final decision is being taken just yet. The committee will meet, online, in February for an update session, with a decision on the running of the trial…

2 min.
ssdt and pre-65 scottish trial cancelled

The following press release from Edinburgh DMC about the SSDT and Pre-65 Scottish Trial is reproduced here in full: "Due to the current coronavirus restrictions still being in place, the Edinburgh & District Motor Club Board of Directors has taken the decision to cancel both the Pre-65 Scottish and the Scottish Six Days Trials for 2021. "This decision was not taken lightly with committee members from both events wanting them to take place but, the sensible and responsible thing to do was cancel. Not only did we need to consider all the riders, officials and followers that enjoy both these events and the amount of preparatory work that goes into making them possible, but we also had to take into account the risk to the local community by bringing large…

1 min.
r.e.h forks

R.E.H Forks, Britain's answer to competition forks for pre-65 trials and pre-74 motocross, has developed a new Booster Spring for its Classic Moto-X Forks. The Booster fits inside the main MX spring, to selectively stiffen the front suspension. "The new spring-in-spring adds 0.5N/mm per leg, allowing fine-tuning for specific tracks," said engineer Duncan Macdonald, for R.E.H Forks. "Riders can add a spring to just one R.E.H Fork leg if a small adjustment is needed, or drop a spring into each leg if extra 'boost' is needed for the biggest jumps." The standard R.E.H MX spring is rated at 4.3 N/mm. R.E.H test rider Chris Chell tried them initially at a classic motocross race meeting near York. Chris won three races in the pre-74 class on his Cheney BSA with R.E.H forks and yokes.…