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Back Street Heroes - April 2018


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14 TRIUMPH BOBBER
BUILT IN A SHED BY A MAN
WHO DOESN’T SHED… IN ANY
SENSE OF THE WORD

20 THE TRIP OUT
THE MOST FAR-OUT AND
FUNKY BIKE EVENT IN
THE LAND

26 125s
SEVEN OF THE COOLEST BIKES
FOR YOUNG ’UNS AROUND

38 MOTO GUZZI CAFE RACER
AVIATION-INSPIRED ART DECO
EXCELLENCE

42 TWISTED IRON – THE HAPPENING
THE GATHERING OF THE
CUSTOMS IN OXON

46 SUPER DREAM CHOP
BUILT ON A BUDGET OF
BUGGERALL, FUNKY FRONT
END AN’ EVERYTHING

50 ILFRACOMBE BIKE SHOW
DEVON KNOWS HOW THEY
MAKE ’EM SO GOOD

52 BMW STREETFIGHTER
EDDIE LAWSON WAS FAMOUS
FOR KAWASAKIS, SO THESE
GUYS BUILT A BMW…

66 NCC BEDS’ CUSTOM SHOW
CHOPS AND PROPS
IN A FIELD IN
BEDFORDSHIRE

68 HONDA CB750
BARE METAL BRAT-ROD
BUILT BY A TWISTED
GENIUS

74 TWIN CAM CHOPPER
RIDDEN HARD AND FAST
AND OFTEN (pictured)

78 LEEDS CUSTOM & CLASSIC
HELD IN A VILLAGE THAT
SOUNDS LIKE AN INVOLUNTARY
CONTRACTION OF THE DIAPHRAGM

80 TRIDENT CHOPPER
A PIECE OF ROLLING HISTORY

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

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

12 LETTERS
sound off, one, two, sound off three, four!

58 CENTRESPREAD
Louise Limb’s latest artistic offering

60 SUBSCRIBE TO BSH
see here for the best subscription offers

62 (ALMOST) A ROADTEST
the Polaris Slingshot

84 PROJECT BUILD
once again, the last part of our
new project bike build before the
big reveal… allegedly

88 MR BRIDGES’ MOTORCYCLE DIARIES
the best technical
know-how
anywhere

92 MAG NEWS
our regular column by the MAG
chairnongenderspecificperson

94 EVENTS
the fullest listings of the
best summer rallies, shows and
parties anywhere!

100 2018 BSH CUSTOM BIKE CHAMPS
all the gen’ on this year’s
competition

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

106 SMALLS
sell your bike here for free!

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