December 2023


The December edition of The Classic MotorCycle magazine offers a lavishly illustrated celebration of legendary machines, riders and races, and news, reviews and rare period images from the golden age of motorcycling.

Drawing on an archive stretching back to 1903, The Classic MotorCycle magazine provides an unparalleled insight into more than a century of motorcycle design, development, riding, racing and much more.

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Best of everything

The BSA B33, the quintessential British motorcycle in so many ways, still makes a practical, usable machine, as exampled by this nicely detailed example. 

Hedstrom’s Indians

Though his name is largely forgotten, Oscar Hedstrom was crucially important in the early days of Indian establishing themselves as one of the world’s leading makers. 

Fruin’s fab four

This quirky, home-built four-cylinder racer never turned a wheel in period, but it’s been painstakingly reengineered into something better than it was. 

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Off-road Italian

After quitting road racing in 1957, Gilera turned its attention to the world of off-road sport, building some exquisite machines, such as this 202 Regolarita Competizione.

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