In this issue, untouched Francis-Barnett plugger, JBR Honda profiled, an hour with ISDT Americans, hot CR250 Husqvarna, Montessa Cappra and all the usual regulars, columnists and technical features. On sale now...
• Ed speak
Our comfort zone.
• In balance
Going outside the comfort zone pushed personal boundaries.
• News and what’s on
Tell us what’s happening and we’ll tell the world, we’re like that you see.
• Dirt products
Here we seek out as many products as we can to help your bike go better. Over to you dealers... what ya got?
• Talking technical
Our Can-Am went... but before it did we put lights on it. This is how we did it, other bikes could benefit too.
• Smith tales
More from the man who’s been there, seen it, done it, got the T-shirt… and the trophies... and the world championships.
• An hour with…
…the American ISDT stars. There’s a lot of them and Norm Dewitt has the enviable task of corralling the lot into one feature.
• Dirt talk
This is it, this is where you get to say what you think, are we doing it right? Are we doing it wrong, tell us here.
• Moto memories
MotoCross says ‘glitzy glamour’. This, however, is ‘scrambling’ which suggests mud, more mud and, yes, even more mud.
• Wright or wrong
Oh boy, does Wrighty stir it up! This time though he’s in agreement with the progress trials has just made… sanity returns to the feet-up world.
• Hot Honda
There’s a lot of plastic bodywork on an Evo MXer, luckily Rad Fismistr is a plastics expert… he’s done a pretty god job of the rest of the bike too.
• Original and unrestored
First in our occasional series of bikes that remained unrestored, such as this Francis-Barnett trials bike. This is how they were.
• A matter of unfinished business
Development never really stops for a works rider and a little thing like the factory closing 30 years ago is a minor detail.
• Hot Husky
Chris Montignani tells of a CR250 Husqvarna inspired by family connections.
• You need…
…one of these in your shed. Maybe you don’t realise it, but you do! Drool over this JBR Honda.
• Montesa Cappra
Sometimes a pic will arrive in the inbox and the comment “d’you like my bike?” accompanies it. Oh yes Simon, we do like your bike.
• Some of the not so old ‘evo
Put a bunch of Evo bikes together with two of the top riders from the era and see what happens – this time the Mono Yamaha, arguably the very start of it all.
• A world of sport
There’s off-road action all over the world of motorcycling, we try and fit in as much as we can here.
• The Classic Dirt Bike Experience
Now a major part of our April and October shows, the experience has exhibits, talks and live action.
• International Dirt Bike Show
Two days before the opening, this biggest off-road show in the world – probably – joined the Mortons group. See how it went.
• A matter of exclusivity
Honda’s RTL250 was never a mainstream motorcycle but it was always desirable. It worked well too.
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