Though the Norton Model 50 is often derided for its lack of pace, it’s more a case of an exceptional frame, rather than a disappointing engine that has led to this largely unjustified criticism. Roy Poynting tells the story...
Cycle World magazine once awarded the Harley-Davidson XLCH Sportster the title of ‘Motorcycle most likely to be stolen’, which actually says more about the bike than about contemporary American society...
Triumph’s SD was based upon the despatch rider’s favourite, the Model H, but used Triumph’s own three-speed gearbox rather than the H’s Sturmey Archer and had chain replacing the belt final drive...
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...
• Triumph CTT
• BSA A10 Golden Flash
• Rex-Acme Blackburnes
• Straight from the plate – Crystal Palace, 1957
• Matchless G50CSR (cover story)
• Baz and Jenny Staple interview
• Men who mattered – Tim Hunt
• Roy Poynting column
• Jerry Thurston column
• Marque of distinction – Moto Guzzi
• Ted Mellors reflections
• Closer Look – 1914 ‘no show’
• You were asking
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