As usual, the monthly RealClassic magazine features a bunch of brilliant British bikes interspersed with international exotica – plus! the return of Graham and Daisy for one issue only. All this for just three quid. It's a snip!
• BSA Bantam build
In the penultimate part of this ongoing series, Odgie comes perilously close to completion. But we’re still going to make you wait until next month to see it in all its glory
• Laverda 1200 Mirage
"It’s a brawny, bare-fisted gut-punch of a motorcycle with tons of mechanical presence and blatant machismo…" Nolan Woodbury discovers the unsubtle nature of life with a big Laverda triple
• Royal Enfield Bullet 350
Alan Cotterill and his 1950 G2 Bullet have been riding companions since 1955. There have been a couple of mechanical mishaps over the decades, as you might imagine…
• Triumph Bonnie flat tracker
Jerry Hutchinson had a dream. He’s not alone in that. However, he made his dream into a metal reality in the shape of this stunning Triumph T120 flat track special. And he invited Frank Westworth to ride it…
• BSA A65 Lightning
Keith Bellinger dreamed of a BSA A65 for donkey’s years, and the chance to own one finally arrived. Was it worth the wait?
• Douglas T35
If at first you don’t succeed, come back and have another stab at it. Rowena Hoseason rides one of the first Douglas post-war twins, which famously suffered all types of teething troubles before being reborn as the rather marvellous MkIII
• Scott Squirrel rebuild
Roger Cooper has taken on the challenge of rebuilding a vintage water-cooled two-stroke twin in this ongoing series. The engine is off being fettled by an expert, so Roger gets to grips with the clutch
• Yamaha XS650 flat tracker
The second of our 650 twin flat track specials proved to be flat out perfect for the old flat track – and road-legal, too. Odgie falls in love (again) with a beautiful racer
PLUS! Graham Ham and his Triumph Speed Twin return for a special adventure, in search of fresh blood (and dumplings); PUB is sufficiently recovered to trek overseas; Dave Minton recommends a preferred publication, and Frank Westworth starts a new saga in The Shed. Meanwhile RC readers debate the National Rally, the joys of long-term AJS ownership, what makes a ‘proper’ Triumph, and recommend some rubbery wonder-stuff. Plus there’s news and bikes for sale and events to enjoy and all that jazz…
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