BSA M20, Rudge Special and 100 years of BMW: This month in classic bike magazines


February is set to be a great month for our bike titles, with a Second World War BSA M20, a 1933 Rudge Special, and 100 years of BMW to name just a few. Take a closer look at what you can find in each classic bike magazine from Mortons Media.

3rd February

The Classic MotorCycle –

The March edition of The Classic MotorCycle features a pair of glorious black beauties: 600cc BMW ‘boxer’ flat-twins, in the shape of a 1959 R60 – owned since 1968 – and a top-of-the-range 1964 R69S.

And we take a look at an unusual, early military Second World War BSA M20 – the KM20 – which has spent decades in Italy, and recently, finally, came home to Britain, still wearing some of its scars.

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 4th February

Old Bike Mart –

Our Made in the Japan section puts a spotlight on the Rikuo, a Harley-Davidson in all but name.

Plus event reports from up and down the country, including National Motorcycle Museum’s Museum Live and the Mid Wales Classic Bike Show.

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6th February

RealClassic –

A Triumph T160 Trident owned by the same man for over 50 years. Over time, it slowly declined – until owner Phillip decided to bring it back to life.

And we all know that BSA led the British charge towards endless paralletl twins, but what might have happened if they’d taken a different route? Alan Cathcart tells the tale of the B66, a very special V-twin which never was…

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15th February 

Classic Motorcycle Mechanic –

Classic Motorcycle Mechanic’s main test this month sees John Nutting riding a this stunning Kawasaki 750 H2 Mach IV – how does it stack up against the original he rode 50 years ago?

And we celebrate 100 years of BMW with Alan Dowd taking a look back through a century of bikes, complete with archive photography.

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16th February

Classic Dirt Bike –

There’s also a new issue of Classic Dirt Bike to look forward to this month. The Pre65 world has some tasty machines in it. A chance to taste the delights of Velocette, a marque not noted for trials machines, couldn’t be turned down.

And it’s all bits and pieces in the workshop, Dave’s TLR gets some bits, the editor’s Triumph loses some pieces and a couple of other bikes find they’re attended to.

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16th February 

Classic Racer –

Also on the 16th, Classic Racer brings you the fascinating story of father and son Giuseppe and Roberto Pattoni, who made a family of Grand Prix racing machines over many decades.

And our final look at the Jefferies clan with this – a profile of the multi-talented Nick Jefferies.

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22nd February

Classic Bike Guide –

Finally for February, the 22nd sees a new issue of Classic Bike Guide goes on sale. This month, we have a feature on a 1933 Rudge Special that’s more special than the rest.

And we take a look at the Ducati Monster M900. Was it the saviour of Ducati or a cheap-parts bin special?

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