Classic Bike Guide July 2018

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United Kingdom
Mortons Media Group, Ltd
12 期號


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life is like a box of chocolates…

THIS MONTH HAS disappeared in a melee of riding. The shows and meets are in full swing and feature bikes are everywhere. In no particular order, I’ve ridden a BSA A10 (lovely, everyday bike with plenty of go), a Triumph Street Cup (better than I thought it would be – a lot of fun) a Triumph Thruxton R (lovely, lovely, lovely), a Dnepr outfit (scary, heavy and slow but hilarious at the same time and bloody useful), A 750cc Harley flat-track racer (loud, exciting, no front brake), an AJS scrambler (my, what a giggle off-roading is on a classic), a Tribsa (my friend Neville’s superbly sorted weapon – see below), a rigid Royal Enfield chopper (looked nice but tried to kill me when the gearbox seized), a new Brough Superior…

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carberry double barrel v2 road test: paul c's plan b

Last November’s global debut of Royal Enfield’s new 650cc parallel-twins at the Milan Show opened a fresh chapter in the brand’s 117-year long history, which began in Britain in 1901. But since 1955 the Royal Enfield empire has migrated to India. For the first time since its UK factory closed in 1970, Royal Enfield is now manufacturing twin-cylinder motorcycles as part of the Indian firm’s attempt to corner a serious slice of the middleweight 250-750cc global marketplace. Previously, its entire production – it made 825,000 bikes in 2017, 96% of them destined for buyers in its home market – were ohv pushrod singles. But now, it’s intended that its all-new single-ohc twins will propel the Indian brand to becoming a true world player. “What we’re trying to accomplish, in our own…

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carberry double barrel v2 1000 – specification

ENGINE: Air-cooled ohv 55-degree V-twin dry sump four-stroke with pushrod operation of the two valves per cylinder DIMENSIONS: 84 x 90 mm CAPACITY: 998cc OUTPUT (AS TESTED): 52.4bhp at 4,800rpm (at rear wheel) TORQUE: 82.6Nm at 4,000rpm COMPRESSION RATIO: 8.5:1 CARBURATION (AS TESTED): 2 x 32mm Keihin CV (EFI available soon) IGNITION: Electronic CDI TRANSMISSION: five-speed Royal Enfield with duplex chain primary drive and seven-plate oil-bath clutch CHASSIS: Large-diameter tubular steel backbone with duplex open cradle and engine as fully stressed frame member SUSPENSION: Front: 35mm Royal Enfield leading-axle telescopic fork giving 130mm of wheel travel. Rear: Box-section steel swingarm with twin Royal Enfield gas shocks giving 80mm of wheel travel HEAD ANGLE/TRAIL: 27.5 degrees/98mm WHEELBASE: 1550mm WEIGHT: 230kg with oil, no fuel BRAKES (AS DELIVERED): Front: 1 x 280mm…

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unused mike the bike replica to be auction star

A 1985 DUCATI Hailwood Replica MHR Mille with just three ‘push’ miles on the clock, unregistered and unused, will go under the hammer later this month. It is estimated that it will sell for around £30,000 at the H&H Motorcycle National Motorcycle Museum sale on July 26. Motorcycle legend Mike Hailwood won the Isle of Man TT 14 times in total, mainly with Honda. At the end of 1968 Honda pulled out of motorcycle racing and Hailwood rode privately entered Hondas, a Seeley and for the BSA Rocket 3 factory team at Daytona, as well as in Formula One. He returned to the TT aged 38 in 1978 riding a Sports Motorcycles prepared Ducati 900SS and against, everyone’s expectations, he won. In recognition of his astonishing achievement Ducati produced a Hailwood…

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intercept a classic with the nmm summer raffle

THE NATIONAL MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM has sourced another gem as the first prize in its 2018 summer raffle. Museum Director James Hewing said: “For our summer 2018 raffle the museum’s own restoration team have carried out a complete rebuild on a 1969 Royal Enfield Interceptor 750cc Series II, which we are offering as an incredible first prize.” The Interceptor has undergone a full nut and bolt restoration in the museum’s own workshops and is worth more than £12,000. Second prize in the raffle is a 1948 James ML 125cc and third prize is a luxury hotel break and dinner for two at Marco Pierre White Steakhouse in the Manor Hotel, Meriden. The winner of the winter raffle prize was Andrew Millard of Greater Manchester, who now owns a brand new 2018 Triumph…

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national motorcycle museum and norton go live

THE NMM MUSEUM LIVE on October 27 will see the museum host the fifth annual free open day. Now one of the largest events in the biking calendar, there will also be a host of attractions including this year’s Stars on Stage event, which will be presented in association with Norton Motorcycles Ltd. The event will also feature trade stands and displays from many well-known names including H&H Classic Auctions, Central Wheel Components Ltd, Footman James Insurance Brokers, Triumph, Norton, Bonhams Auctioneers and, most importantly, Classic Bike Guide will be there, so come and say hello! Meet The Experts will feature some of the museum’s specialist suppliers and craftsmen, including the museum’s own restoration team, as well as other classic motorcycling personalities who will be available to chat and answer questions and…