4 April 2014
The quip and the one-liner have had a long and proud history in motorcycle history and occasionally, one catches an insight into the humour that existed in days gone by, which adds an extra dimension and ‘fleshes out’ a character
7 June 2013
This has surely been one of the busiest periods I’ve personally ever encountered, with so many things going on, weekend in, weekend out
3 May 2013
There are different types of classic motorcycle enthusiast, I’m beginning to reckon – there’s those who collect and collect, filling up shed after shed, never selling anything, and there are those who regularly enjoy ‘swapping about’ what they have in...
5 April 2013
What looks better, shiny or scruffy? Do you prefer patina or polish? Now, it seems the tide is turning somewhat, with the ‘fashion’ edging towards retaining the ‘original and unrestored’ look, rather than the restored to better than new appearance...
1 March 2013
The evenings are beginning to draw out a little, the Bristol show is coming soon, the ice isn’t quite as thick in the mornings, the Banbury and 1000 Bikes entry forms have gone in, likewise the Irish National, plus a trip to the ASI Motoshow has been...
1 February 2013
I love old motorcycling books. While many new ones are superb – an honourable mention here to John Handley’s None More Brave, about his uncle Walter Handley, which I read over the festive period – others aren’t so great...
4 January 2013
We have ended up with something of a Scott ‘special’ this month, what with the Restoration Guide, Richard’s YWA ‘Bigger Question’ as well as the technical feature focusing on two-strokes too
7 December 2012
This being the January issue, it seems rather more appropriate to wish one and all best wishes for the riding year ahead, rather than the more traditional seasonal salutations. It being a time to look forward, it has also prompted me to have a personal ‘...
2 November 2012
In our office this week, there has been some debate about motorcycle colours, mainly in response to the launch pictures which came back from some exotic location or another of a new Yamaha FJR1300
5 October 2012
Summer was seemingly over before it even started, and as I write this the nights have started drawing in and the mornings are getting cooler – but then, on reflection, I’ve managed to get to loads of events, had lots of good days out, ridden some great...

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James Robinson, Editor
James Robinson, Editor

James Robinson has been the editor of The Classic MotorCycle since 2002. Aged 34, he has possessed a motorcycle licence for 16 years and during that time has owned and ridden all manner of motorcycles, spanning over 100 years from oldest to newest.
Presently the custodian of a varied shed full of motorcycles, his overriding enthusiasm is for pre-World War Two sporting machines, with a couple of cammy Velos, a Rex-Acme and a Model 9 Sunbeam among those competing for attention.

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