Classic Bike Guide May 2019

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United Kingdom
Mortons Media Group, Ltd
12 期號


3 分鐘
beauty is more than skin deep

‘How much? It’s not worth that.’ A commonly heard phrase when looking at a bike for sale. Especially a classic, or old, bike where there is no industry-wide guide book. It could be aimed at a rose-tinted owner, a simple chancer, or dealer. But it could be more meaningful than just someone wanting to extract as much money from the deal. It may be a true representation of the work, effort and trouble that has gone into that bike. To be honest, it pees me off. You get know-it-alls in all forms of life, but how can you say a 1973 model is worth ‘X’; the same as an identical bike. They are, after all, 45 years old and have probably led totally different lives. So let’s look deeper. One came from…

7 分鐘
the rudge ulster

The sun, as they say, always shines on the righteous. So it seems only right that this 1937 Rudge-Whitworth Ulster is photographed in gleaming sunshine at Davolls classic motorcycles in Billericay, Essex. This model was, after all, the pride and joy of the Coventry-based Rudge-Whitworth factory, born out of self-congratulation. Its name – Ulster – was a celebration of Graham Walker’s factory win at the 1928 Ulster Grand Prix. It was a race in which he set the record pace of 82mph, winning the race at 80.08mph – the first time an international road race had been won at more than 80mph. But it was necessary for the factory to proclaim its victory, as the marque had suffered something of a slump during the 1920s. To understand the creation of the Ulster,…

2 分鐘
millyard and miller to unveil stunning bikes at stafford

THERE IS LESS than a week to go until the arrival of the world’s biggest classic bike show at Stafford County Showground, and there are some very special attractions lined up. The Carole Nash International Clasic MotorCycle Show has traditionally had a decidedly British focus, and this year is no exception. Specials builder Allen Millyard returns to the April 27-28 event to unveil his latest project, a unique Velocette V-twin based on a 1949 349cc Velocette MAC. Allen made his Velocette 698cc V-twin single-handedly at home in just two months, using and adapting as many original parts as possible. Using two 1950s Velocette single top ends, the engine is built around a one-off crankcase in a 1930s style frame. The Velo-V will be on show sponsor Carole Nash’s stand in the main…

1 分鐘
classic vees and racers on the bonhams bill

BONHAMS’ ANNUAL SPRING Stafford Sale will be a marathon two-day affair, held at the International Classic MotorCycle Show in Stafford on April 27-28. The sale offers a staggering variety of machinery, hard-to-find spares and important memorabilia – more than 600 lots are presently consigned. There is a particularly strong entry of v-twin machines, with examples from Brough Superior made famous in TV shows Dad’s Army and George and Mildred, plus Vincent, Harley-Davidson and Coventry-Eagle. Other v-twin highlights include a 1922 Chater Lea 885cc 8hp combination (£12,000-£16,000) and the ex-Kaye Done, 1914 Zenith-JAP ‘Gradua’ Twin (£16,000-£20,000). Although these are the stars of the show, there are more affordable offerings including a Norton Model 19s with a guide price starting at £2800, a Moto Guzzi V50 with a £2000 guide price and a pair of D7…

2 分鐘
a warhorse and a pink triumph set for prescott

THE PRESCOTT BIKE FESTIVAL returns to the Gloucestershire hill climb on June 15-16. As ever, Prescott Bike Fest will feature an extensive display of historic, custom builds, race bikes, factory bikes, prototypes, shed builds and record beating machines... literally everything from Salon Privé class winner 1903 Royal Sovereign, to the ‘Warhorse’ – the world’s fastest monowheel and everything in between. The festival is renowned for its diversity of machinery and this year will be no exception. Famed for multi cylinder creations iconic motorcycle builder Allen Millyard will run five of his incredible home builds. From the ever-popular 4894cc ‘Flying Millyard’ V-twin; a bike designed around two cylinders from a Pratt and Whitney radial aero engine to a 1967 handmade replica of Mike Hailwood’s iconic RC174 which recently scooped ‘The Most Distinguished…

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£500 bonus for triumph buyers as season starts

AS RIDING SEASON STARTS in earnest for many, Triumph is trying to entice buyers into the showroom with a range of offers. Riders looking to get their hands on the Triumph Bonneville Bobber or the Bonneville T100 and Bonneville T120 range will receive a £500 personalisation contribution, which can be spent across Triumph’s wide range of clothing and accessories or used towards Triumph Insurance or TriStar finance. Martin Hough, UK marketing manager at Triumph Motorcycles UK, said: “We have a wide variety of offers available across the Triumph Motorcycle range to kickstart the year for our customers. Our forthcoming T-FEST season launch on May 11-12 gives customers the perfect opportunity to visit their local dealer, see our impressive range and book themselves a test ride on their next bike.” Offers apply until June…