April Issue


The April 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.

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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.

The April issue includes:

The last hurrah

The oil-in-frame BSA A65L Lightning was the final evolution of the famous old firm’s last parallel twin – and it is arguably the best of the genre they ever made.

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Out of time

By the 1950s, Norton’s Model 18, with its rigid frame and clear 1930s lineage, was an anachronism – though that doesn’t mean it’s any worse for it.  

Maserati Rospo

In Italian, Rospo means ‘toad’ – and that was the nickname bestowed upon the jewel-like 1950s 50cc sportster made by the Italian supercar manufacturer. 

Cotton Blackburne 

This rakish sporting single, from the 1920s TT- winning firm, belies the argument that vintage motorcycles are sedate and pedestrian, it being anything but.

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