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Classic Bike Guide - January 2018


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004 FROM THE ARCHIVE
John Cowie on the Gus
Kuhn-prepared BMW, TT, 1976

010 BMW R90S
A look at a beautiful,
unrestored R90S

020 SUBSCRIBE!
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022 BUYING GUIDE – ARIEL
SUPER SPORTS ARROW

Innovative, fun, charming
and great value

028 BUYING GUIDE –
KAWASAKI Z650

Almost all the fun of a Z1
at a fraction of the price

034 BUYING GUIDE –
 BSA B31 PLUNGER

Small Heath’s charming
350 plunger

042 NEWS
New bikes and more

046 WHAT’S ON
Christmas pudding can take
its toll – work it off with a
good walk around a show

050 PRODUCTS
Oils, jackets, wax, cleaners
and even a camera – spend
that Christmas money

054 NEW INDIAN BOBBER
Traditional style, infinitely
customisable

062 PAUL MILES
Paul debates how many
bikes you must have

064 PAUL D’ORLEANS
Why has the motorcycle
industry forgotten the ladies?

066 ARCHIVE
A couple of TT images that
show how little the Island
has changed over time

068 STEVE COOPER
Our new columnist gives us
the low down on the VJMC

070 INDIAN 101
This is gorgeous – no
other words needed

080 GUY MARTIN’S TRIUMPH
RACER REBUILD, PART TWO
Les gets Guy’s Trident ready
for the new season

086 MOTORCYCLE LIVE
Old, new and in-between

090 KAWASAKI ZEPHYR
A classic waiting in the wings –
Kawasaki’s own homage to the Z1

096 LETTERS
What are you thinking?
Let us know

098 SERVICING YOUR AMAL
We take a look at the
Mk1 concentric

102 TRIUMPH DAYTONA REBUILD
Basket case to beauty – we
follow a Daytona rebuild

112 READER ADS
Be tempted, go on, you deserve it.
Hello – is that my bank manager?

130 FRANK WESTWORTH
What? Frank’s sold a bike?