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Classic Bike Guide - May 2017


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006 RIDING LIFE
News, much of it. New oil can
and even more excitement. Also a
report on a super Scottish show

012 SUBSCRIBE!
Save a little money, get the
magazine a little early. Thrills
beyond imagination. Hopefully

022 EARLY WARNING
Get ready for the Beezumph Rally

026 TRIUMPH TR6
Better bet than a Bonnie.
Perhaps. Almost

032 KAWASAKI W650
Truly unusual Rocket
Gold Star replica

038 BMW R75/5
Entirely adequate Teutonic tourist

042 ROYAL ENFIELD CONTINENTAL
The original 250 learner flyer. In red

046 MOTO GUZZI 400 GTS
V-twin experts also tried a
few fours. Unusual, too

050 HONDA CX650
From Maggot to Eurosport.
A hard road

054 A VELOCETTE LIFE
From roadster to racer
and back again

062 PAUL D’ORLÉANS
Mexican motorcycle magic

064 MARK WILLIAMS
The quest for affordable patriotism

066 PAUL MILES
All praise the modern bike?

068 BSA THUNDERBOLT
Bright red and shiny too. Just the job

078 HARLEY-DAVIDSON MODEL 17
Very scary eight-valve racer
from way, way, way back

090 CLASSIC CLUBS
Visit the Morini OC, join in, ride more

092 ROYAL ENFIELD’S MANY BULLETS
A big guide to the most
affordable old bikes

102 NORTON COMMANDO BUILD
Improving an 850, twin discs
and an electric foot help

110 READER ADS
Here be temptation, lots of it

128 INK WHEELS
Co-ordination by Talana Gamah

130 FRANK WESTWORTH
Brakes for the brave