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Classic Bike Guide - October 2017


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004 FROM THE ARCHIVE
We lament the apparent demise of
Bimota with a beautiful TT shot

008  NEWS
New bike shops,bike shows, and -  gin?
With bike parts in it?

012 SUBSCRIBE
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T-shirt  .Save  money and be the
envy of your friends!

016 SHOWS
We head up to Scotland for Glamis
and to Norfolk for the Fenman

024 WHAT’S GOING ON
Our pick of all things classic bike
related in the coming months.

028 BUYING GUIDE – MATCHLESS G3L
Charming, easy to ride and work on.

032 BUYING GUIDE – NORTON 99
Now we’re talking – one
of Hopwood’s classics.

036 BUYING GUIDE – ROYAL
ENFIELD CONSTELLATION
A great, fast bike with some
charming tales to tell.

042 CLASSIC PRODUCTS
Ooh – what can you spend
your money on this month?

046 PRO-AM PARTY
RD350LC racing got BSB at
Cadwell Park buzzing!

052 CCM SPITFIRE
We manage to get the first ride
outside the factory of CCM’s beautiful
new Spitfire – and it’s great.

062 MARK WILLIAMS
Mark tries to look into the future - who knows what he will find?

064 PAUL MILES
Paul is in love with helmets, and we guess he's not alone.

066 FROM THE ARCHIVE
Mike Hailwood and James Hunt looking cool on a CB750 . Three icons.

068 PAUL D'ORLEANS
Paul looks at the best selling motorcycles of all time   can you guess?

070 30 YEARS OF THE DUCATI 8V SPECIAL
Alan Cathcart looks at the first 851 racer.

078 DESMOQUATTRO HISTORY
A deeper look into the 8v family tree of this amazing engine

088 BUYING GUIDE - DUCATI 8V
Have we sold you the dream yet? Here's what you need to know...


096 RESTORATION
A once poorly Honda 400/4 gets abeautiful restoration.

104 YAMAHA SRX600
Frank Melling gives his view on Japan's attempt at a British single.


110 READER ADVERTS
Go on, you know it would fit in the shed. And would anyone notice another bike?

130 FRANK WESTWORTH
Frank finds himself chatting about parts - and his love of autojumbles.