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Classic Bike Guide - April 2017


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006 RIDING LIFE
News, much of it. New bikes
galore and much more. Also
a report on a super show

012 SUBSCRIBE!
Save money, get the magazine early.
Thrills beyond aspirations. Hopefully

022 EARLY WARNING
Get ready for the first
Stafford Show of the year

026 BSA A65R
These are very good. Almost great

032 SUZUKI GT550
When a triple is better than a twin

038 RE METEOR MINOR
500 engine in a 250
frame. Great formula

044 MOTO GUZZI V7
Neglected Italian hero

050 YAMAHA VXS
It’s a twin, Jim, but not as we know it

056 WRITE NOW
Letters? We like letters. Send more

060 PAUL D’ORLÉANS
Careless talk costs loves…

062 MARK WILLIAMS
Rumbles in the jumbles, apparently

064 PAUL MILES
Just giving your bike away…

066 GOV 132
The most famous Ariel. Ever

074 BONNEVILLE BOBBER
When only serious retro style will do

086 TRACKMASTER TRIUMPH
Heavy customised track star

096 BMW R100 BUILD
Building a Bimmer. A gentle guide

104 READY TO WEAR
A few clothing suggestions

108 AUCTION BRAVE
One way to buy a bike

116 READER ADS
Here be temptation, lots of it

137 INK WHEELS
Hall Green Swan Song,
by Neil Adcock

138 FRANK WESTWORTH
Tyred out…