Classic Bike Guide September 2019

Classic Bike Guide is a down to earth, practical - and sometimes irreverent - magazine that gets right to the heart of the classic bike world. With a mixture of features, tests, reviews and event reports it is the title that has become a must for the active rider and restorer. Classic Bike Guide magazine - with the biggest and best readers adverts - FREE! Enjoy the digital edition - and save over 50% on the print susbcription price.

United Kingdom
Mortons Media Group, Ltd
12 期號


3 分鐘
the year’s in full flow

FIRSTLY, WELCOME TO THIS MONTH’S Classic Bike Guide. With shows every weekend and weather tempting us all out, what more could we wish for? Well, more time would be good! The Beeza has been ever-faithful, so I treated it to a new rear tyre after the mudguard slipped down and ‘remodelled’ the old one with the numberplate bolt. And though summer, I must try to improve the headlight as I’m having to use my shooting torch to get home once the sun has gone to bed… For now, the B31 has been relegated to the back burner as I’ve been lucky enough to have a Triumph Trophy to use. What a bike! One of the first unit-construction 650s, it’s a beautiful bike that once we’d gone through it all (it had been…

8 分鐘
the norton model 99 dominator

WHEN THE NORTON ‘DOMINATOR’ 99 WAS launched in 1957, Norton claimed it could reach 100mph. That was a lie. The 587cc machine could actually cruise at speeds up to 112mph, reaching 50mph in five seconds. So its name, ‘Model 99’ – which was intended to reflect its speed capabilities – is something of a misnomer. This powerful bulk of a machine really ought to be called the ‘Model 112’. But that doesn’t quite have the same ring to it, does it? So, when the opportunity arrived to test the Model 99, aka the ‘Dominator’, I was keen to put it to test and equally, compare my riding experience with those of the original testers, whose reports were published in The Motor Cycle and Motor Cycling when the Model 99 ‘Dominator’ was…

2 分鐘
distinguish yourself on a gentleman’s ride

MORE THAN 125,000 classic and vintage styled motorcyclists around the world will suit-up in their smartest attire and unite for the annual Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, with the aim of raising $7 million (£5.7m) for prostate cancer research and men’s mental health initiatives on behalf of official charity partner, the Movember Foundation. The Movember Foundation is the leading charity dedicated to helping men lead happier and healthier lives. Together with The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, they are committed to addressing some of the largest health issues faced by men around the world. Founded in 2012 by Mark Hawwa in Sydney, Australia, The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride has raised over $18.5m for men’s health, with a goal of raising a further $7m USD to the cause in 2019. With over one million men losing their lives…

1 分鐘
bike shed festival is go

AFTER THE CONTINUAL success of the Bike Shed show in London each year, the team have organised the new festival at Lydden Hill circuit, Kent, over the weekend of October 5/6. Last year Bike Shed tried the idea with the Café Racer Cup, held over one day at Lydden. It was a great success and showed them what people did, and didn’t want. But the hunger for seeing old, custom and retro bikes racing around the track was definitely there. The idea is simple: have several different classes and let people race, but without the usual ritual of tyre warmers, race licences and taking it all too seriously. The Bike Shed Festival is designed to be fun and there will be camping and plenty of places to get decent grub. Categories this year…

2 分鐘
back in business thanks to fowlers

A DISABLED VETERAN who restores motorcycles for charity is back in business, after thieves stole his toolkit, thanks to local motorcycle dealer Fowlers. Former Royal Navy Submariner Mark Hancock, who lost both his legs through illness, restores motorcycles free of charge for the Let’s Do charity, as part of his rehabilitation. Let’s Do is a veteran-run charity which has helped former military and home service people overcome disabilities since 2014, through outdoor activities and events. The future of Mark’s therapeutic hobby looked uncertain after all his tools were stolen during a break-in at his property in July – that is until Bristol motorcycle dealer Fowlers stepped in. Fowlers’ director Stephanie Fowler explained how they became involved: “A friend of Mark’s contacted us through our Facebook page, asking if we were prepared to donate…

2 分鐘
sheene meet sees the return of racing at oliver’s mount

AFTER ALMOST TWO years of waiting, action returned to Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough, in July, for the last remaining road race in England. The Barry Sheene Memorial Classic witnessed a historic moment as the famous track came alive to the sound of racing. A record crowd of 15,000 eager spectators flooded in, backing the new club and new organisation which has brought the historic racetrack back from the ashes. Legendary TT rider and joint president of the new club, Mick Grant, gave an emotional speech from the new podium: “We couldn’t let this track fall into the history books, it means so much to me, Eddie Roberts the joint president and the rest of the club. We can’t thank the fans enough for showing us their support. Behind the scenes our team has…