5 September 2014
This month, we have ended up quite ‘Norton heavy’ with the Super Profile on the Model 50 and the coverage from the Owners Club Rally
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...
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.

Current Issue: The Classic MotorCycle Issue 41-10 - October 2014

• Cotton centenary             
• Norton Model 50 Super Profile    
• Itom 50 Sports           
• BSA B44 model   
• Douglas Endeavour          
• Straight from the plate        
• Spotlight – Brough Superior SS80
• Motorcycling in the First World War
• Marque of distinction – Vintage AJS
• Classic components – Amal TT and GP
• Restoration guide – AMC Francis-Barnetts         

The Classic MotorCycle Issue 41-10 - October 2014

Where legends come to life

About the Editor

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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