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Classic Bike Guide - July 2018

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004 From the archive
A charming reminder that we
used to pick up hitchhikers

010 Carberry Double Barrel V-twin
The story behind one man’s obsession with
making India’s largest production bike

024 News
Win a Royal Enfield Interceptor with the
National Motorcycle Museum, Enfield
bring out a new Pegasus and Draganfly
launch their new online Triumph shop

028 What’s on
There’s lots of new shows this year – pick
one and let us know what you think!

030 Bike Shed show
Shows are rarely as impressive as this. We
pick a few of our favourite classic customs

038 Buying Guide – BSA A65
We look at the oil in frame A65 – it’s
tall, but it’s also a great buy

048 Buying Guide – Honda Singles
Honda’s four-valve single powered a number
of machines, from off-roaders to café racers

054 New classics – Triumph Street Cup
We have a bimble out to find out
what Triumph’s Street Cup is like

060 New Classics – Triumph Thruxton R
For those who want something
larger, how does Hinckley’s
top-of-the-range café racer perform?

066 Archive poster
Norton Commando engine in all its glory

068 Steve Cooper
Steve defends his compulsive bike-buying
fetish by blaming poor adverts…

070 Paul D’Orléans
Our resident US correspondent
looks into the future

072 Paul Miles
Paul gets tired of tyres


075 Happy birthday!
We celebrate the 50th anniversary of the
Norton Commando by looking into the
fascinating inception of the model, a good
look around one of the first bikes off the
production line and talk to our very own
Frank Westworth about his near lifelong
affair with all things Commando

099 What we’ve been up to
Oli changes his T140 bars, Matt gets
stuck into a CG125 and Steve – guess
what – buys another bike!

100 In the workshop – have a go at lead puddling
Steve tries his hand at filling with lead

106 In the workshop – how to improve your starting
Fed up with kicking your bike over? We look
at how to get your bike starting effortlessly

110 Next month
We look at several unusual bikes from Bakker,
Rickman and even a Triumph chopper. We
also ride the new Brough Superior!

112 Reader ads
Let us tempt you – there's
enough room for another

130 Last word
Frank recalls buying a bike he'd bought before
and never really liked in the first place

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