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Classic Bike Guide - June 2018


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006 FROM THE ARCHIVE
Sand racing from Wallasey, 1961

010 SMILES IN THE STAFFORD
SUNSHINE

We focus on some of the
bikes that caught our eye

020 SUBSCRIBE!
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024 NEWS
What’s been going on with the
world of all things classic

028 WHAT’S ON
Pack your sarnies and suncream
and see some bikes!

033 BUYER GUIDE – NORTON ES2
We look at the featherbedframed
Norton ES2 and
what makes it so good

040 BUYERS GUIDE – HONDA CG125
A worthy classic as it started so
many riders biking careers

046 BUYERS GUIDE – TRIUMPH 3T
A pretty little Triumph
twin, often overlooked

054 NEW RETRO – HARLEYDAVIDSON’S NEW
SPORTSTER 48 SPECIAL

The Sportster started in 1957 – how
good is Milwaukee’s latest offering?

060 COLUMN – STEVE COOPER
Steve traces back to exactly
how he became so fascinated
by little Japanese two-strokes

062 COLUMN – PAUL D’ORLÉANS
Paul looks at all the books written
about riding round this world of ours

064 COLUMN – PAUL MILES
Paul cracks out the lightweight
jacket and open-face
helmet – summer’s here!

066 ARCHIVE POSTER
A beautiful reproduction of
the Triumph 3T brochure

069 HAILWOOD’S BIKES PT2
We look at Hailwood’s journey to
South Africa and his NSU Sportmax,
the start of the great man’s success

076 RONDINE
When a highly-skilled sculptor
takes a Moto Guzzi and forms a
magnificent machine in a shed

084 LEARNER CLASSICS
We take a look at those bikes
that could woo a younger
generation into classic bikes

092 NATIONAL MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM
We sent Rachel to have
a go at the NMM

098 PRODUCTS
Spring has sprung so treat yourself!

101 LETTERS
A lovely piece from the US, plus some
useful info about Yamaha’s XS2

106 HOW TO DECOKE YOUR
TWO-STROKE EXHAUST
Steve shows how to liberate your
two-stroke – without
getting too dirty…

111 NEXT MONTH
We look at BSA’s A65, Norton’s
Commando and Honda singles

112 READER ADVERTS
Now, what can I spend the
kids’ inheritance on?

130 FRANK’S LAST WORD
Frank lowers his rose-tinted
spectacles and admits some
British classics aren’t quite as
good as we remembered…