Pioneer riders, on direct drive motorcycles, struggled on steep hills and with starting their machines. The advent of clutches, along with methods of altering drive ratios, broadened their horizons immeasurably...
Feared by some, girder front forks were a light, reasonably strong early solution to steering and front suspension. Today, most are at least 50 years old, so need regular checks and maintenance to make sure they remain safe to use...
Hard and fast, that’s just how this ex-racer begs to be ridden. It may be nearly half a century old, but Norton’s International can still quicken the pulse of the most ardent speed addict, says Roy Poynting...
Apart from wooden beer and wine barrels, the majority of fluid containing vessels are one piece structures. Not so engines. Joints are a feature of their design and oil tight seals are essential...
One of the great charms of the Harley-Davidson V-twin is its simplicity. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to work on these bikes and day-to-day servicing should be easily within the abilities of the home mechanic
A motorcycle strip-down will often stall with fasteners stubbornly stuck in situ. Before resorting to the electric drill, a range of agents, planned force and tools often removes all but the most awkward customers...
2003 was the centennial year for America’s legendary Harleys and Rod Ker gets a taste of the unique (and sometimes scary) motorcycling experience that 800 lbs-worth of V-twin provides
Twenty five years ago, the young Rod Ker always thought the GS750 was a better bike than its 1000cc successor. So it’s with some reluctance that we have to report that this test has done nothing to change the churlish Mr. Ker’s mind...
Yamaha’s 350cc YR2C may be rare in the UK, but that’s because the twin cylinder street scrambler was aimed fair and square at the US market. It was another landmark product for Yamaha...
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