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Classic Bike August 2018

Classic Bike helps and inspires enthusiasts to get more from their passion for classic motorcycles. The magazine shares their fascination with motorcycling’s heroic past while also helping them buy, fix and improve the bikes in their shed. Our main areas of content are: - Inspirational and entertaining reads that celebrate the glory of motorcycling, from riding stories that put the reader in the seat of history’s greatest bikes to incredible racing tales - Restoration stories and instructional features that inspire and help people get their tools out and sort out their old bike - In-depth technical features from the most expert and authoritative writers in motorcycling If you share our passion about classic motorcycles from the last century, you'll enjoy reading Classic Bike.

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1 minuti
world-class double act

Gary@classicbike.co.uk It’s incredible to think Yoshimura and Suzuki have been together for 40 years. Surely it’s one of the longest running and most successful partnerships in motorcycle sport. So we’re celebrating the anniversary in style, looking back at their winning debut at the inaugural Suzuka 8 Hours, getting close to an early factory racer, and road-testing an all-original GS1000, the very basis of the early Yoshimura sit-up-and-beg superbikes. Not forgeting our traditional classic roots, we’ve also ridden a nicely tweaked Triumph T140, checked out a rare AJS Silver Streak, plus our Rick’s been busy fettling his Gold Star’s fuelling. We’ve enjoyed some great events too, and it was pleasing to see how well the Vintage Motor Cycle Club has resurrected the Festival of 1000 Bikes. With such a rich variety of activities going…

6 minuti
1000 bikes at mallory

Mallory Park reverberated to the hullabaloo of classic bikes being used as intended on both days of the weekend on July 7-8. After a five-year absence, the Vintage Motor Cycle Club (VMCC) brought the Festival of 1000 Bikes back to the Leicestershire track – and after attending all weekend, the Classic Bike team gives the event a definite thumbs up. Circuit action was non-stop, giving riders ample opportunity to stretch their bikes in relaxed track sessions – and providing spectators with a heady supply of intriguing metal and famous names. Bikes receiving a seeing-to ranged from our own Rick’s 1928 Sunbeam to last-of-the-era 500cc GP racers. Past Masters sessions saw action from star riders including Tommy Robb, Steve Parrish on his own FZ750, and a fired-up Ian Simpson making wild shapes on…

1 minuti
a chat with a bloke from the vmcc...

‘I WANT EVERYONE TO COME AND HAVE A GRAND DAY OUT’ “We had particular problems and financial issues the last time we did the event. I simply won’t know if this event has been a financial success until we’ve had the figures and the analysis back in a couple of weeks. It’s up to our members to decide if they want us to run the festival again – we can’t make that decision without their support. But I feel that we must do it again. I’ve been walking round all day, just asking people what they think and everyone – whether a member of the club or not, – has asked if we can do it again. I’ve met people who aren’t motorcyclists who have come along to see what’s going…

3 minuti
classic on the island

There’s no other classic racing event quite like it. With thoroughbred race machinery being used to the full by the greatest road racers on the planet and the ability to get up close amid the beautiful Isle of Man scenery, the Classic TT is truly unique. Running from Friday August 24 until Monday 27, the festival’s full of variety. The Senior Classic TT brings the sound of the ’60s, with machinery from Paton, Norton, BSA and MV Agusta, and attracts an equally rich variety of riders with modern-day TT and short circuit stars mixing it with veteran heroes. Multiple British Superbike champ Josh Brookes won last year, and this year sees the return from injury of TT legend John McGuinness, back on his Team Winfield Paton. The Senior’s many four-strokes are countered…

1 minuti
historic run, timeless scenery

Sunday August 6 is the day for visiting a fabulous event – riding entries were full a while back – and revelling in classics being ridden as intended. The West Kent Run attracts a wonderfully diverse entry and the autojumble, club and private entry displays, concours and motorcycle gymkhana are well worth a look. As, of course, is the spectacle of more than 300 bikes ranging from a 1926 Matchless Model M to a 1981 Honda CX500 taking to the Kentish lanes. Our man Rick Parkington has taken part on numerous occasions and reckons the run routes are ideally suited to vintage and lightweight classics, but you’ll see everything from Brit twins to Italian lightweights and British strokers; there’s even a 1959 Maicoletta scooter entered this year. The classic bike world…

1 minuti
enter a classic scramble

If you’re quick, you could still get a ride in the Nostalgia Trial and Scramble – one of the best classic scrambles on the calendar. Entries for the Sunday scramble are open until August 11 and the trial (on the Saturday) is an ‘enter on the day’ affair, so real masochists can tackle both. The trial is open to both pre-65 and twinshock machines and this year the entry is split into age classes for riders in both the classic (pre-74) and twinshock scrambles. All this and a special display of bikes from the Hampshire frame-building wizard Eric Cheney in the paddock. Head for Holme Farm, near Sedbergh, Cumbria – and enjoy. www.cumbriacrmc.com…