Singles club

Three-bike cafe racer group test. Classic Bike Guide editor Nigel Clark talks us through the history and appeal of the three contenders, a 1957 BSA Gold Star, 1958 Velocette Venom Clubman Mk.1 and a Honda GB500TT, which is also CBC's competition prize. Which is best?

The video starts with Nigel explaining the backgrounds of the three bikes, then moves through to the kickstart challenge, where you'll see whippersnapper Bruce Wilson take on the experienced foot of Steve Rose, then features a group test on the road. Footage is rounded up with some outtakes.

Timing pointers below, if you want to home-in on certain sections of footage:

00.10 mins - BSA chat

04.35 mins - Velocette chat

08:45 mins - Honda GB500TT chat and competition prize!

13.05 mins - Bruce Wilson and Steve Rose kickstart challenge

20.45 mins - road test

21.45 mins - video outtakes!

Read this exclusive 10-page article only in the June issue Classic Bike Guide magazine, on sale 1st June.

The Classic MotorCycle Issue 42-01 - Jan 2015

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