Classic Bike Guide September 2018

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United Kingdom
Mortons Media Group, Ltd
12 期號


1 分鐘
when two are better than three.

Here we see No. 4, Martin Carney, on the Triumph 750cc T150 triple, cresting Ballaugh bridge in the 1969 Production TT. Carney finished seventh, the ex-British champion’s best TT result (he rode for Barry Sheene’s father, Frank). We love his helmet design and matching leathers! Behind is No. 26 Tony Jefferies, on a 650cc T120 Bonneville, who beat Carney to sixth place that year by six seconds. Jefferies, whose son David went on to become one of the most formidable TT winners, won three TTs – two on Triumphs in 1971 and 1973, and one on a Yamsel in 1971.…

3 分鐘
hot and busy

BLIMEY, I NEED to clean the house. And do some washing. And those weeds are really getting out of hand. It only needs time, but with summer come the shows, the meets, the festivals and the race meetings. And with the glorious weather that most of us have been blessed with, it makes it even easier to justify another day out on the bikes. At this time of year there seems to be something to do every weekend and most evenings. In no particular order, I’ve been to Wales for the Beezumph rally, London for the Malle Mile, Kent for the Café Racer Cup, Bexhill Bikefest, Llangollen for the Llan Bikefest, Mallory and Snetterton; not to mention the excellent weekly Old Buckenham Two Wheel Tuesday and Whitwell Station meets in my…

9 分鐘
the bedfordshire bobber

People have been modifying motorcycles pretty much since the dawn of the motorised two-wheeler. However, it’s arguably only since the late 9 4 0s that the practice has moved from being one of necessity to a personalised statement. Since those small bands of disenfranchised GIs did their own thang’ the motorcycle has become an art form in its own right. Today we have all manner of sub-categories: chopper, brat, bay, bobber there’s numerous types. What distinguishes one from another is very much a moving target but what’s not up for debate is the simple and immutable fact that a properly executed custom bike is a thing of beauty. Which is exactly what we have here with Iain Cameron’s bobber. And, speak it in hushed tones, this is also a custom…

1 分鐘
a man on the tools 24/7

Iain Cameron has been into motorcycles pretty much for as long as he can remember and has a thing for tweaking them into how he thinks they should look; so his job as a sheet metal worker comes in rather handy. Having started at the age of 18, Iain was one of the last to serve a traditional apprenticeship which delivered the necessary arcane skills. When the 9-5 ends if he’s not riding he can generally be found in his home workshop making everything from tanks to fenders, either for his own projects or for his mates locally. In additional to your normal home mechanic tools there’s an array of dollies, slappers, mallets and spoons along with bigger boys’ toys such as an English wheel and a shrinker. This little…

1 分鐘
kickback motorcycle show returns to cheltenham

THE OILY RAG CO Festival of Bikes is a celebration and exhibition dedicated to some of the finest classic, custom and modified motorcycles in the UK. On September 8 / Cheltenham Town Hall near the Imperial Gardens will be crammed full of stunning and mouth-watering motorbikes, ranging from café racers, choppers, bobbers, customs, classics, scooters and unique modified sportsbikes. All the customs have been created by some of the greatest award-winning builders, designers and engineers in the UK. There will also be a host of exhibitor booths scattered around the town hall selling apparel, accessories, art, gifts, parts and gear. There’s a licensed bar inside the hall and another in the Imperial Gardens, a coffee bar will be open throughout and visitors can relax inside or outside by the gardens. There will…

2 分鐘
bennetts simplifies classic motorcycle insurance

MOTORCYCLE INSURANCE SPECIALIST Bennetts has launched a new insurance service for classic bikers. Policyholders have now been given clear guidance on what modifications they don’t need to tell the company about, offering owners of modern classic and vintage machinery individually tailored coverage when it comes to protecting their pride and joy. The insurance for classic motorcycles package has been designed to make it as easy as possible for owners to customise and modify their bikes. The policy includes 16 common modifications covered as standard including items such as braided brake hoses, air filters and lights, as long as they are legal. These apply when taking out the policy or if modifications are made after the policy is taken out. For non-standard modifications to the bike, there is now no administration fee…