4 July 2014
This year, I made my first ever visit to the Isle of Man!
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...
7 September 2012
Sometimes, I’m not sure if the sheer breadth of time and designs our hobby covers is its greatest aspect – or its biggest curse. Let me explain; it’s a bit like when one goes into a restaurant and the menu stretches over 10 pages, all looking tempting...
3 August 2012
This month we’re something of a magazine of extremes, featuring classics from either end of the pricing spectrum – with the Wests’ D1 Bantam and the Hitchcock rigid Bullet towards the cheaper/more affordable/more accessible end and the rather wonderful...
6 July 2012
There are so many ‘sub-divisions’ within our hobby that it’s impossible to be an expert in all of them; indeed, to just have a ‘working’ knowledge of most of the major makes, movements and what-came-where takes many years to establish in one’s mind –...
30 May 2012
Sometimes a certain month seems to, for whatever reason, adopt a certain ‘theme’ and this month’s has been Sunbeam, a marque for which I have a long standing affection.
5 December 2011
We’re still receiving lots of letters and emails about the magazine’s layout, so thanks to all who have taken the time to write. It is interesting how we seem to have somewhat polarised opinion, though the undeniable fact is that we have managed to sell...
5 December 2011
There’s been a huge amount of correspondence in the last month, as you the readers have let me know what you think and feel about the current positioning of the magazine; and I must say, the vast majority has been incredibly positive and constructive and...

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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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