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Classic Bike Guide - May 2018


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 004 FROM THE ARCHIVE
CZ returned to the TT in
1956 after a 21-year break

010 LAWRENCE AND HIS BROUGHS
Broughs may have become too
expensive for most, but the riding
stories of TE Lawrence are priceless

018 A GUIDE TO BROUGH SUPERIORS
We have a look at the main models
from the famous Nottingham marque

022 SUBSCRIBE!
We’re practically giving it
away when you subscribe!

026 NEWS
What’s going on in our world

030 WHAT’S ON
The weather’s getting
better so get out there

034 BUYING GUIDE – HARLEY DAVIDSON SPORTSTER
It’s been in constant production
since 1957 and you can still
buy one. A true classic

042 BUYING GUIDE – CZ 175
A bullet-proof two-stroke
which is great fun, affordable
and has a great following

048 BUYING GUIDE – YAMAHA XS 650
The Yamaha is a troubled copy
of the British twin, but you get
a lot of bike for your money

054 NEW CLASSICS – MOTO GUZZI V7
We try the latest V7 from Moto
Guzzi. All that classic charm
and looks, with modern ease

059 V7 RIVALS – DUCATI
SCRAMBLER AND TRIUMPH
STREET TWIN
We pop out on the Scrambler
and Street Twin to see what
they have to offer

060 THE ORIGINAL – MOTO GUZZI V7
We take a look at the history
of the V7 family

066 ARCHIVE POSTER
Mike Hailwood as we
all remember him

068 STEVE COOPER
Cooperman bumps his head
and questions his methods

070 PAUL MILES
Miles takes a look at the future of
the Vintage Motorcycle Club

072 PAUL D’ORLEANS
D'Orleans opens a can of worms
and looks at the custom scene

075 HAILWOOD’S BIKES
In the first part of four, we
look at the beginning of Mike
Hailwood’s rise to fame

082 ROYAL ENFIELD
INTERCEPTOR SERIES 2

We ride a gorgeous restored
Interceptor and look back at what
they said when it was new

088 MANX NORTON
A lovely Manx Norton,
ridden as it should be

094 PRODUCTS
This month’s must-haves. Got
a birthday coming up?

096 LETTERS
We’ve had some great pictures
sent in for this month’s
letters. Send in yours!

100 YOU MEET THE NICEST
PEOPLE ON A HONDA

We pick out some important
bikes from the superb
David Silver collection

106 WORKSHOP – WE’RE GOING RACING!
Starting with a wreck and a
box of bits, can we make a
classic racer on a budget?

112 READER ADS
The sun is out – you deserve a
new bike for the new season

130 FRANK WESTWORTH
Frank recalls being given an
AJS – with a hinge in the middle