Classic Motorcycle Mechanics October 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 85,03
R 703,08
12 Issues

in this issue

4 min
don’t worry… just do it…

Well, I’m sat here once again and I’m hanging my head in shame. Well, kind of… ame, because I’ve bought ANOTHER bike, which takes me up to three. I’m sure this is nothing in the grand scheme of things for some people (I did have seven once, somewhat shy of our own Andy Bolas!) but, sod it, we’ve all had a rough 18 months or so. And (sod it again) because I’ve lost a few friends in the last year they’d tell me to go for it. So, yeah: sod it. We only have one life… and… these bikes were cheap(ish) and second-hand. No mid-life crisis of brand-new Ducati and matching leathers for me. Oh no. Instead it’s been a case of thinking about what my cheap, dream garage would be. So,…

2 min
canadian cool!

Two wheels, four wheels, skis: as long as it had an engine, Yvon Duhamel would race it hard – and win, too. This is why the super-cool French Canadian was the 1970 World Championship Snowmobile Derby winner and took part in NASCAR, AMA, ice racing, world endurance and dirt-track events, winning in most of the disciplines he entered. Of course, he will be most remembered as one of the men in green, batting with the fast and fearsome green Kawasaki triple two-strokes in AMA and Formula 750 races during the 1970s. Often Yvon would be finishing races or even winning them despite either injury to himself or even damage to his machine. Even more than most racers of his generation, his racing attitude was one of grit, determination, guile and sheer bloody-mindedness. Friendly,…

4 min
stuff SENA OUTRUSH R HELMET Welcome to the future! Mating Sena’s latest mobile communications technology with a premium, dual homologated modular helmet, the Outrush R allows the wearer to pair with a smartphone to hear turn-by-turn GPS directions, listen to music or FM radio, take phone calls and chat with up to four other riders. This is a flip-front helmet with retractable sun visor, but it has integrated speakers and microphone. This gives two-way HD Intercom (rider-to-passenger or bike-to-bike) and four-way Bluetooth bike-to-bike intercom with smartphone connectivity, which works for up to half a mile and with a talk time of up to 12 hours. Safety-wise, it’s also homlogated as full or open face… and has a quick-release fog-resistant visor. You can also have conversations while listening to music, as it reduces the…

2 min

NITRO N2300 UNO SATIN BLACK HELMET Nitro has come up trumps with the N2300 full face helmet at a remarkable price for a quality product. I have been wearing a whole range of helmets of late, some extremely pricey, so it is interesting how the Nitro has become an easy choice when popping out. I will tell you why. The custom designed multi-poly tech constructed shell features twin integrated front air vents with large contact points being particularly beneficial for ease of operation with gloved hands, and triple rear exhaust ports, so you are guaranteed ultimate heat dissipation. The comfort lining is removable and washable, and I like the micrometric buckle which offers easy adjustability. The quick-release visor comes pinlock ready, and is compatible with Nitro’s anti-fog pinlock insert. You also get…

1 min
motorcycle live returns!

Motorcycle Live, in association with Bikesure Insurance, will return to the NEC, Birmingham in 2021… and we can’t wait! Taking place from Saturday, December 4 to Sunday, December 12, the UK’s largest motorcycle show will welcome back the very best of the industry to delight, entertain and inform bike enthusiasts of all ages, and that includes lots of classics too! Motorcycle Live is going to be a spectacular nine-day event. There will be numerous opportunities to get on two wheels, interact with new features, technologies and displays, as well as see the return of the much-loved Custom and Classic Zones. Motorcycle Live is set to spread joy to showgoers of all ages. Race fans will also be able to meet their racing heroes, as stars from World Superbike, British Superbike and road-racing will…

1 min
stafford is go!

Don’t plan anything for the weekend of October 9-10 as you’re going to The 28th Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show. After a year’s grace (thank you Covid) we are back on, at an event that promises to be bigger and better than ever. We will celebrate the popularity of modern classics from the 1970s, 80s, 90s and even the early noughties – following as we do the VJMC’s 15-year rule. Taking place at the Staffordshire County Showground (ST18 0BD in your sat-nav) the event features special guest Michael Dunlop, the 19-times TT race winner and member of the legendary Dunlop dynasty. He will be quizzed by compere Steve Plater throughout the weekend. For more on the weekend, go to page 30 and Remember, tickets are on sale now at an early bird price of…