In the hands of its first owner, this Ariel VB covered over quarter of a million miles, usage which obviously took its toll on the machine, but an exacting restoration has given it a new lease of life
Honda's CB750 took and shook the motorcycle market but Kawsaki's 900 raised the bar by a similar amount. More power, technology and performance than anything else. And affordable too. Rod Gibson tells the story...
Was Suzuki’s 500cc two-stroke twin doomed to become extinct before its time? John Nutting recalls the bike that started the Hamamatsu factory’s big-bike era and the last of the line.
Kawasaki's Z650 set the standard for four-cylinder middleweights, but the company did it the hard way. Confirmed Suzuki GS750 fan Rod Ker concedes the Z was the bike to beat in the performance wars
Maurice Keen’s love affair with his Honda Gold Wing spans 30 years and two countries. We tracked him down at his home in Eire
The owner of this stock looking and immaculately finished 1980 Moto Guzzi Le Mans Mark II was bike-less for a couple of years, and felt the urge again. But as his workshop had disappeared in a house move, he bought his one already restored
From early sporting leanings in the roaring 20s, Norton’s immortal 490cc pushrod engine developed into a delightful lusty slogger, fondly remembered by many. The ‘Easy’ 2 was a mainstay of the Norton range for over three decades, and it’s not difficult to see why it had such a devoted following
Geoff Duke on the incomparable Gilera, Dave Bickers on a 250cc Greeves in the British MX GP and 'skiing' in Austria. Just some of the images from 1962...
Rod Ker is reminded of breezing along through a blue haze of burnt two stroke oil when he rides the smallest of Suzuki’s three-cylinder trio
• Harrogate auction
• End to end ride
• Velocette MSS
• Straight from the plate – 1923 French GP
• AA and RAC patrol outfits
• Reader’s restoration – BSA A7SS
• Radco two-stroke
• Closer Look – 1965 ISDT
• Classic components
• Men who mattered – Noel Pope
• Restoration Guide – Cyclemaster
• Technical feature – Girder forks, part II
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