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Back Street Heroes - February 2019


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CONTENT  

14: SPORTSTER CHOPPER 

The cover bike in all its glory!  

 

20: CUSTOM XTREME AT THE NEC 

Including the winners of the 2018 BSH Custom Bike Champs 

 

26: FRISCO-STYLE SHOVELHEAD  

Another cool bike built by a young builder 

 

30: VT600 CHOP 

Proving that not all nice V-twins are necessarily Harleys 

 

34: SMILEY MONKEYS CUSTOM SHOW 

Nik gets to go to Clacton…. 

Isn’t he lucky? 

 

36: TR6 TRIUMPH BOBBER 

Taking an unrideable show bike and making it rideable  

 

40: S&S PANHEAD BOBBER 

Mixing up the styles and decades 

 

44: ROUGHLEY’S BIKE SHOW 

One of the best northern custom shows 

 

46: DUCATI CAFÉ RACER 

Exquisitely built single-cylinder beauty 

 

50: HONDA C70 CUSTOM 

Lime green ‘n’ lovely 

 

58: GS550 DIGGER 

One women’s take on the classic genre 

 

62: CRUISING TO CROATIA 

Part 1 of an epic road-trip 

 

66: KENT CHROME & CRUISERS 

One of the best things to do on a Bank Holiday Monday  

 

68: TURBO SPORTSTER  

243bhp using tractor parts!  

 

REGULARS  

 

6: NEWS 

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! 

54: CENTRESPREAD 

Ms Limb is back, right in the middle of action this month with a wartime themed illustration  

56: SUBSCRIBE TO BSH 

See here for the best subscription offers 

72: TECH 

BSH’s resident spanner monkey twirls his implements….fnurk 

76: MR BRIDGES 

The guru imparts more of his knowledge of mechanics 

80: MAG NEWS 

Our regular column by the MAG chairnongenderspecificperson  

85: THE BIZ 

The first in a new series of interviews with leading figures in the custom world 

86: (ALMOST) A ROADTEST 

The new Yamaha Niken three-wheeler  

90: EVENTS 

Your essential guide to the best rallies, shows and parties  

94: READERS’ LIVES 

Your pictures and our silly captions….yeah, sorry about that 

97: SMALLS 

Sell your bike here for free! 

104: NEXT MONTH 

Just to whet your appetite… 

105: RICK HULSE 

The musings of one of the most eloquent thinkers in bikerdom  

106: BACK IN T’DAY 

Retro choppers from the depths of time