Classic Bike Guide October 2018

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United Kingdom
Mortons Media Group, Ltd
12 期號


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from our archive

Here we see Sammy Miller on his Ariel Arrow attempting to stave off the AJS CSR twin behind, at the 1960 Thruxton 500 mile race. Miller was involved with Ariel both in road racing and trials, until the company became part of BSA. The Thruxton 500 mile was incredibly important to the manufacturers to highlight the reliability of their machines at a time where the TT was becoming the domain of racebikes. The quarter-litre two-stroke would have had its work cut out to keep the big twin behind, especially at the fast Thruxton circuit – but at a twistier track Miller’s small size, skill and the lightweight nature of the Arrow could make a real giant-killing team. If you haven’t already been, treat yourself to a visit to Sammy Miller’s museum in New…

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note to self – be happy with what you’ve got

AS YOU MAY well do, I scout the classifieds, checking those small ads for the chance of finding that perfect bike before anyone else gets the chance; it tickles my ageing fancy. I also check the dealer ads, I check the auctions and even the scary world of eBay. For what? Well, to be frank, I’m not quite sure. Something shiny, something different: something else. Currently I have a hankering for a Triumph pre-unit twin, after giving my Trident or Rocket 3 fantasy a rest to the behest of my bank account. I did enquire about the value of my organs, but a misspent youth put paid to that… My original plan last year was simple. Buy a bike that could sum up British classic motorcycling in one. So start with a…

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ariel racer

Hugh (The Prez) Ramsay has a deep passion for Ariel motorcycles and has been infatuated with the marque ever since he was a lad. Now that Hugh is enjoying his middle years, the Ariel ember still glows brightly. Presently he is the proud owner of no less than four Ariels – a 1939 VB 600 outfit, 1957 Red Hunter VH 500 and a 1957 500 HT bench project that patiently awaits his attention (and that of my camera). However, when a picture of Hugh’s 1939 Red Hunter 500 Racer popped up on Facebook it became my mission to photograph and bag its story for CBG. As many readers will have observed from the selection of photos, Hugh’s bike is oozing patina like honey from a comb. It is simply delicious. Heads…

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star lots at stafford!

MORE THAN 30,000 bike enthusiasts are set to enjoy the sights and sounds of this year’s Classic Motorcycle Mechanics show, with iconic superbikes set to go up for auction. The Carole Nash-sponsored event held at the Staffordshire County Showground on October 13-14 features more than 900 traders, dealers and autojumble stands offering a wealth of parts and spares for every project. There’s a Grand Prix paddock, the Off-Road Hall and the Suzuki Marquee. There will be the chance to meet old friends and chew the fat with club members at a host of excellent club stands, the Bonhams autumn sale, the Restoration Theatre, and special guest stars will also be there. Bonhams will offer several of the world’s most iconic superbikes of the modern age, including a 1993 Honda NR750 with less than…

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triumph reveals autumn offers

TRIUMPH motorcycles has launched a number of offers, including £500 deposit contributions and interest-free finance on some of its model range. Offers include low 6.9% APR finance on Tiger 800, Tiger 1200, Street Triple and Bonneville T100, T120 and Bobber models, plus an additional £500 TriStar deposit contribution on Tiger 800 and Street Triple. A £500 contribution is also available on Bonneville T100, T120 and Bobber along with the Speed Triple S. The Street family models come with interest-free finance over three years on the Street Twin, Street Cup and Street Scrambler bought and registered between by October 31.…

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off-road show has everything for the dirt

EUROPE’S LEADING INDOOR off-road event is back for yet another bumper event this November. Not only will the event be showcasing the very latest off-road models and live trials action, once more there will be superb entertainment, including Mini Bike Racing, Quad bikes and Moto Football. The International Dirt Bike Show is held across four days – November 1-4 – at its now traditional home of Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire, in partnership for a third year with oil and lubricant giant MOTUL. Event organiser Mortons Media Group (publisher of CBG) will be looking to build on a sellout 2017 show, with major manufacturers showcasing their latest 2019 machines. Advance ticket sales are now open and can be purchased online at or by calling 01507 529529. Prices start from £8.…