Classic Motorcycle Mechanics March 2021

Dedicated to the later classics and Japanese machines, Classic Motorcycle Mechanics has it all. Now 116 pages of road tests, rebuild guides, 'Street Specials' reviews and much much more... Staff Bikes - Classic Motorcycle Mechanics is the only magazine that "Buys its own bikes, rebuilds 'em and rides 'em".

United Kingdom
Mortons Media Group, Ltd
R 83,14
R 687,44
12 Issues

in this issue

4 min
spring is out there – somewhere!

You’ll notice a few things different in this issue. Firstly, we have a two bike main test… Yes, we’ve previously always stuck to a single bike main test (pretty much since I’ve been at the helm) but we thought we’d mix it up a bit! Sure, it makes it more expensive, but if we can do it – we will. Alan Dowds brought along our good friend Dave ‘The Goat’ Smith, formerly of SuperBike magazine, to lend a hand. So, let us know what you think. Along with Dave come a few more returning or new faces so we’ve had to shuffle the ‘flannel panel’ along a bit! Chris Moss returns to the pages of CMM as he mourns the loss of biking as it used to be! Let us know if…

1 min
classic motorcycle machanics

Publisher: Tim Hartley Publishing Director: Dan Savage Designer: Michael Baumber, Tracey Markham Picture Desk: Paul Fincham, Jonathan Schofield Production Editor: Mike Cowton Group Advertising Manager: Sue Keily Divisional Advertising Manager: Thomas Lee Tel: 01507 529412 Advertising: Simon Meyer Tel: 01507 529310 Sales and Distribution Manager: Carl Smith Marketing Manager: Charlotte Park Commercial Director: Nigel Hole…

1 min
hubert auriol: rally legend…

Hubert Auriol – a three-time winner of the Dakar Rally as well as the first time-winner of the event on both two and four wheels – passed away in January. Born in Ethiopia on June 7, 1952, the Frenchman was to be a force to be reckoned with during the early years of the Paris-Dakar Rally as it was originally conceived. From the inaugural event in 1979, Auriol would win his first stage wins in 1980 before taking his first overall win on the BMW R 80 G/S in 1981. He would take his second outright victory in 1983, again on the BMW, leaving the German firm for 1985 and moving to Cagiva. He came close to winning the Dakar for the Italian brand in 1987, but would break both ankles…

4 min
the latest riding kit, top tools, tyres, retro clothing and more!

LS2 SUBVERTER EVO LID LS2’S MX700 Subverter Evo lid gets an updated shell and seven new colour schemes for 2021! It’s one of the firm’s most popular moto-cross helmets and comes in solid white, black, as well as some funky colours. The helmet’s outer shell has been redesigned with LS2’s exclusive Kinetic Polymer Alloy (KPA) which makes it tough and lightweight (just 1300 grams!). You’ve also got three outer shell sizes for the best fit, multiple venting and a breathable, hypoallergenic removable lining. We love an ‘old-school’ double-D-ring fastener and modern ‘Emergency Release System’ cheek pads for swift, safe removal in case of an accident. Comes in sizes XS-3XL and colours are pricier! ALPINESTARS COPPER DENIM PANTS The Copper Denim v2 Pants are an excellent urban commuting ‘jean’ that gives protection for the…

3 min
riding kit worn, tools twirled & tyres turned

CHANNELLOCK KNIFE AND ANVIL CUTTERS These have been in my toolbox for many years (product code 338) and with good reason, as these will cope with just about any task you throw at them. Stainless wire, Bowden cable (inner or outer), and stainless braided brake line are easy for these and the finished cut doesn’t leave stragglers or odd strands. It’s got something to do with their ‘knife and anvil’ blade design. I’ve no idea what that means but it works like a charm, and due to the length and shape of the handles it’s easy too. Beautifully made and with a lacquered surface treatment, they appear to shrug off rust and other grot. Priceless, couldn’t live without ‘em. If you look around (Amazon) you’ll find some at around the £25…

1 min
april stafford shifted!

Sadly, thanks to the on-going issue with coronavirus, we’ve had to make the decision to move the dates of our popular International Classic MotorCycle Show, usually held in April, back a few months. The show will continue to be held at Stafford County Showground and will now take place on the weekend of July 3-4, 2021. This should allow us to deliver an even safer event that will be fully Covid-Compliant and meet all government regulations regarding social distancing. We know you’re all disappointed and so are we, but it’s the safest thing to do. All ticket and trade bookings will be rolled over, and we will be sending new tickets out in May for this event. However, if you are unable to attend please don’t hesitate to get in touch for…