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By Web editor, 13 December 2012
Identifying the various unit BSA twins
Identifying the various unit BSA twins

The Classic MotorCycle goes on sale, reviews on a Norton International Model 30 and BSA G13/33 World Tour and latest archive material, competitions and videos...

New Villiers products
Two new products should appeal to Villiers owners. First is a kickstart, available in two shaft sizes, and the second is a piston kit for 31A through to 37A models...

The way we were: December 1963
A Motor Cycle feature from January 10 led with 'take an isolated race circuit high in the Eifel Mountains, name a day in winter when the weather is sure to be bad, and then send a clarion call to motor-cycle enthusiasts. That was the formula for the German Elephant held at the Nurburgring last weekend'...

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In this issue, Triumph's terrific Trophy, Gilera's take on the 500cc sporting single, buying a BSA unit twin, Ariel Square Four restoration guide, Norton Model 18, Victoria KR26 and all the usual regulars and columnists...

Honda TT Legends line-up for 2013 revealed
Racers Michael Rutter and Michael Dunlop will join 19-time Isle of Man TT winner John McGuinness in the new look Honda TT Legends team for 2013...

Derek Powell 1928-2012
Derek Powell, from Bransgore in Dorset passed away suddenly, aged 84
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Ultimate Christmas gift guide
Selective seasonal gifts for the classic bike enthusiast

Norton International Model 30Latest articles
Norton International Model 30
The overhead camshaft Norton is one of those motorcycles; it looks fast standing still. It could go a bit, too...
Eighty years ago, The Motor Cycle took BSA’s Model G on a world tour to test its rugged high mileage abilities. This well-used example, discovered half-buried in sand and cement dust, still clocks up big miles in all weathers, validating the magazine's original test...

Classic Camera: High-flying Brett, July 1949
Jack Brett leaps into the air, at Oliver’s Mount in 1949. Aboard his Norton, Brett finished third in the 350cc final, bested by Dickie Dale and Syd Barnett...
Straight from the plate: Varsity Velocity, February 1932
Held on land belonging to Sir James Hill, Baronet Bradford, who had placed the drive of his abode Hexton Manor, near Hitchin, at the disposal of the Cambridge University Auto Club, an ‘exceptionally strong’ entry consisting of 29 solos and six three-wheelers congregated for the Varsity Speed Trials...
I’ll never forget the look on my mother’s face when I brought my latest motorcycle back home; she didn’t look very impressed! It was over 25 years ago and the motorcycle in question was a 1937 AJS Model 26 OHV 350cc...
Which BSA unit twin to buy
Introduced in January 1962, the new 500cc A50 and 650cc A65 ‘unit’ twins replaced the long serving, much loved A7 and A10 series...
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