Classic Bike Guide June 2018

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United Kingdom
Mortons Media Group, Ltd
12 期號


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it’s official – classic bikes make you feel younger, more attractive and happier…

WELCOME TO THE June edition of Classic Bike Guide. The sun is out and hopefully you’ve been riding. As well as the sun breaking through, three events have made me feel really good about the classic world we love. ‘Boy’ and I visited the British Historic Racing round at Mallory Park. The racing was great and the bikes varied massively, both in style, age and performance. But it was the camaraderie and openness with strangers that struck me. Over the years I’ve spent much time in race paddocks but never have I felt so welcome and part of the day, especially when asking questions about what had been done to the bikes – and I had ‘boy’ tagging along on his bicycle – an accident waiting to happen – but welcome…

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smiles in the stafford sunshine

SUNSHINE AND CLASSIC motorcycles – the perfect start to Spring. The 38th Carole Nash Spring Classic at Stafford County Showground saw thousands of visitors pour through the gates, with a packed bike park stretching across the fields as thousands took the opportunity to sample the best in classic biking. Thanks to the weather there was plenty of elbowroom inside. The very best private entries sparkled in the middle of the main hall, along with the bigger club stands and there was a healthy mix of entries and exhibits dotted around the other halls. The racebike paddock gave visitors a chance to see machines that are rarely viewed outside of racetrack paddocks, and the roar of BSA and Triumph triple racers mingled with the banshee wail of two-strokes revved to within an…

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honda like to monkey around

HONDA HAVE RETURNED the Monkey to the wild. The Honda Monkey bike is widely known as a groovy icon of the 1970s and it first saw the light of day in 1961. After being out of production for decades the recent popularity of the 125cc MSX Grom lightweight has encouraged Honda to dress the platform in retro clothing. The styling, paint and chromed parts draw heavily on the original Monkey, but the engine is much bigger over the original 50cc, with a 125cc air-cooled engine that delivers an impressive 189mpg. The new Monkey has a steel frame, small USD forks, twin rear shocks and 12in diameter tyres. It weighs just 107kg and although it looks compact, the seat height is just under 30in, making it suitable for all but the very tall…

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gs thou makes it to fourth decade

SUZUKI HAVE MARKED the 40th birthday of their GS1000 super sports bike by reminding owners that new factory parts are still available. They have also revealed that the design for the Four was inspired by an engine they obtained from MV Agusta. In the late 1970s Suzuki were world-renowned for producing two-stroke engines and busy winning world championships both on and off-road. But while Barry Sheene was racing his RG500 to glory and Roger De Coster was winning the World Motocross Championship, Suzuki realised they needed to move into four-stroke technology and so developed the GS range, obtaining a four-cylinder, two-valve, four-stroke engine from MV Agusta. In 1978 the GS1000 was born, boasting a 997cc, inline four-cylinder engine, with DOHC and two valves per cylinder, putting out 88bhp at 8500rpm and…

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rick’s triples must go

KAWASAKI TRIPLE LEGEND Rick Brett has decided to sell his unrivalled collection of famous two-strokes. Rick was based in Nottingham before relocating to Michigan in the US and establishing a Triple Museum in a renovated railway goods yard. After 40 years of collecting he says he has “achieved his goal of having every Kawasaki triple model in every colour as sold in the US,” and is now selling off the collection to move on to a “house-build project”. Most of the 45 bikes are in near mint and unrestored original condition, with some still in their original shipping crates and some still bearing their UK plates. A 1974 H2B with one mile on the clock is currently priced at $24,500. On his website Rick says: “Every bike will be taken out of…

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spirit of ’59 invoked by special edition

A LIMITED NUMBER of special edition Bonneville T120 and T100 bikes are to be released to mark Triumph’s Spirit of ’59 campaign. Only 59 examples of each model will be available. Inspired by the original T120 650 Bonneville of 1959, the modern-day equivalent will sport a classic blue and orange design that sees the colour scheme follow the contours of the tank. The T100 will follow suit, with a similar blue and orange combination on top of an Opal White base. Buyers of both modern classics will be entered into a prize draw to win a matching Knight White helmet from cult manufacturer Hedon’s Hedonist range. Triumph is also giving customers the opportunity to win an exclusive Spirit of ’59 painted fuel tank as an added incentive for those that take a…