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Back Street Heroes - May 2017


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CONTENTS : 397

22 H-D SHOVELHEAD
retro seventies coolness
30 BENELLI CAFE RACER
six cylinder stunner
36 IRISH BIKE & SCOOTER SHOW
the best customs on the emerald isle
42 KAWASAKI VN750
steampunk vee - twin from the east
48 RADICAL BIKE SHOW
the best in Europe gather on the flatlands of France
52 AUDI V8 TRIKE
terrifyingly powerful,terrifyingly fast!
62 YAMAHA FJ1200 CAFE RACER
a more modern take on the genre
68 MOTO GUZZI CHOPPER#steampunked to the max!
74 HONDA CX500 CAFE RACER
it might have a brown seat,but don't hold that against it
82 EXCEL LONDON SHOW
the first big custom show of the year

REGULARS

6 OPENFACED – all that’s
new and happening in the
custom bike world

10 PRODUCTS – loads
of good stuff for you to
spend your hard-earned on

14 LETTERS – have your
say about ... well, owt really!

16 READERS’ LIVES – your pictures
and our silly captions... yeah,
sorry about that

20 SUBSCRIBE TO BSH–
see here for the best
subscription offers

58 CENTRESPREAD
– Louise Limb’s latest
artistic offering

80 (ALMOST A) ROADTEST –
the Triumph ThruxtonR

86 MAG NEWS
– our regular
column by the MAG
chairnongenderspecificperson

88 BSH CUSTOM
BIKE BUILDING
CHAMPS – the details of
the 2017 competition

90 PROJECT BUILD
part one of our new
project bike build

96 MR BRIDGES’ MOTORCYCLE DIARIES –
the second part a four-part series on paint

102 EVENTS–
our guide to the best
rallies, shows, parties and
runs!

114 RICK HULSE –
the musings of one
of the most eloquent thinkers
in bikerdom!