This 1954 Francis Barnett has been owned by a father and then his son from new. It was off the road for some years, though has now been restored to its former glory
Starter motors on Japanese motorcycles can have a pretty hard life, and we do take them for granted. Rod Gibson brings one up to scratch...
Rod Gibson had already dismantled the Suzuki GT750 down in his workshop and we start the online feature at the first stage of reassembly. With the engine to one side, Rod concentrated on the cycle parts, having already arranged for the metalwork to be powder coated
In part one Rod Gibson started the reassembly of our project 'Kettle', Suzuki's three-cylinder two stroke GT750. Now the wheels can go on to the chassis, and the engine begins to take shape...
The Suzuki GT750 engine is back in the frame at last, but there's still some assembly work to do to reach the finishing straight with our restoration. Rod Gibson rolls up his shirt sleeves again...
Our project Suzuki 'Kettle' GT750 is back together and running sweetly. Rod Gibson heaves a sigh of relief, and takes it out on test...
If Kawasaki’s original Z1 900 four was a body blow to the opposition, the Z650 was a follow up punch which kicked off a middleweight battle in the showrooms. We examine the bike which launched a thousand dreams, and not a few clones...
Panther claimed ‘the Perfect Motorcycle’ in its catalogue of 1911, but the company had many more years of life after that. Phil Mather takes a look at 1948’s version of the breed...
For some building a special means searching out the right parts from this catalogue or that brochure, others take a more involved route and make most of the bike themselves. Tim Britton meets up with such an engineer who turned his hand to his BSA Gold Star...
• 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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