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Classic Bike Guide - February 2018


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004 FROM THE ARCHIVE
A little snowy out there? Look at all
the fun they used to have!

010 TRIUMPH DAYTONA 500
In 1984, Judith Bonser bought a new Triumph
Daytona 500, and still has it. Hang on – 1984?

016 SUBSCRIBE!
Oh go on, no more chasing through the
magazines at the supermarket, let us come to you

020 NEWS
We’ve got new bikes, old bikes, Welsh road racing
and so much more. Move over News at Ten!

026 SALON MOTO LÉGENDE
We take a look at the Paris classic
bike show and find some gems

030 BUYERS GUIDE – HONDA CL350
It was never imported over here, but Honda’s US
market pseudo scrambler makes a great buy now

038 BUYERS GUIDE – TRIUMPH
SPEED TWIN

Charming and dainty, with good
acceleration, the Speed Twin even came
with a dress to keep you clean

044 BUYERS GUIDE – KAWASAKI KH400
From under the shadow of its bigger brother,
the KH400 shined with better manners
and almost as much performance

052 KAWASAKI Z900RS
Does the new Z900RS make a good
modern bike and please lovers of the
original Z? We test it to find out

060 Z1 – THE BEGINNING
Is the original always the best? We
take a look at the Z1 family and see
just why it’s so highly regarded

066 FROM THE ARCHIVE
One for the Kawasaki fans – the
original marketing poster

068 STEVE COOPER
Our voice from the VJMC asks: Are
bikes really a safe investment?

070 PAUL MILES
Paul – what’s wrong with you? – you’ve
bought a bike that’s not spotless!

072 PAUL D’ORLEANS
Paul goes right back to the
beginning of his riding story

074 ROYAL ENFIELD AND THE
INTERCEPTOR

We take a fascinating look at the Interceptor
and Royal Enfield at that time. Did you
know they had an underground factory?

084 WHAT’S ON
It may be cold out there, but we bring you
what’s happening in the world of old bikes

086 BSA ROUND TANK
Would you dare take a vintage bike as your
first restoration? Dean May has – brave man!

092 PRODUCTS
Spend all that Christmas money!

096 DUCATI 900SS
A truly magnificent restoration of
a magnificent motorcycle

106 IN THE WORKSHOP – SERVICE YOUR
BRAKE DRUMS

It’s dirty but easy to make sure you can stop

110 LETTERS
What have you been up to over
Christmas? Tell us all!

112 READER ADVERTS
How much? Do I really need that kidney?

130 FRANK WESTWORTH
Oh no, someone’s told Frank about custom bikes…