Honda’s CB750F was a desperate attempt to keep its ageing SOHC 750 in the ring with the new DOHC contenders from Kawasaki and Suzuki...
Honda's six cylinder 24-valve CBX was ground breaking when launched. And even now, its tech spec is rarely bettered...
A box of engine parts arrives in Rod Gibson’s workshop masquerading as a 1973 Triumph triple engine...
Rod Gibson finishes his rebuild of the complicated three cylinder engine with work on the transmission. A hugely satisfying job - but Japanese bikes are easier to work on he says...
Rod Gibson gets to grips with the science of camshaft design, and enters a world full of ramps, overlap, lift and durations. But will it make the bike go faster?
A few big bore Yamaha XS650 versions found their way into sidecar outfits but, as far as solo racing was concerned, other more suitable machines were available. However, such rules do not necessarily apply in the world of the classic clubman...
Rod Gibson’s tips on how to keep your four cylinder engine running smoothly...
Thirty years on, the 500 triple’s fearsome reputation seems over-exaggerated. However, it still provides excitement by the shed load...
Kawasaki’s GPz1100 cracked the 150mph barrier in 1983. But was the last and most potent of the big air-cooled Kawasaki fours the best of the bunch?
• Norton Dominator Super Profile
• BSA V-twin
• Beardmore Precision
• Straight from the plate – Thruxton, 1951
• Reader’s restoration – Rudge Multi
• Touring in France
• Closer Look – BSA’s sidecar stars
• Men who mattered – Georg Meier
• Marque of distinction – Sunbeams
• Restoration Guide – Gilera lightweights
• Technical feature – Ignition
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