Need some help? See our FAQs or call our Customer Services Team 01507 529529 (8.30am to 6pm Mon-Fri, 8.30am to 12.30pm Sat)

Classic Bike Guide - September 2018


Hover to zoom.


Purchase a Print Copy
£4.30 (Approx $5.50 or €4.77)

Purchase a Digital Copy
£3.99 (Approx $5.11 or €4.43)
Share this with a family member or friend?
Click on one of the buttons below:

Contents

004 From the archive
Twins and triples - a pair of
Triumphs jump Ballaugh bridge

010 Bedfordshire bobber
An old-school Triumph twin bobber
with some seriously nice touches

018 Subscribe!
Six issues for £20? Get Classic
Bike Guide without leaving your
house? What a bargain!

022 News
What’s going on in our
world of classic biking

026 What’s on
Make the most of the weather and get
out there! There are some seriously
good events coming up, so enjoy
and let us know what you think

028 Wheels and Waves part 2
More beautiful classics from
the Biarritz spectacular

032 Prescott bikefest
Great weekend for the National
Association of Blood Bikes charity

036 Buying Guide – BSA Rocket 3
Too much too late – we take a look at the
fantastic sounding triple, the Rocket 3

046 Buying Guide – MZ ES250
Just when the country needed
a cheap mode of transport, MZ
obliged. And they’re still fun now

054 Buying Guide – Suzuki RE5
Be brave; go your own way’
we’re often told. Suzuki did, but
the world wasn’t so kind

060 New Classics – Indian Bobber
It’s not afraid to be different and it’s
great fun, but does the Indian Bobber
offer a modern alternative to a classic?

066 Archive poster
An Indian tackles the Brooklands
test hill in 1915

070 Paul Miles
'Sorry mate, didn’t see you.' Paul
talks vintage Hi-Viz…

072 Paul D’Orléans
Paul gives time to those good
people – the ‘lenders’

074 It’s Beezumph time!
We go to the Beezumph rally in Anglesey
to see how the Triumph and BSA
triples celebrate their 50th anniversary

080 Triple-pronged attack!
Back in 1970 BSA and Triumph decided
to take the Daytona race by storm…

086 Rob North – the interview
We managed to find the man that
created the frame for the
triple-cylindered racers – out in the US

092 How to photograph your bike
We look at some simple steps to make
your bike look great in pictures

098 Products
We’ve tested a bit of everything
for you this month

100 Letters
Just the one this month, but a lovely one

105 What we’ve been up to
Matt’s pulling apart yet another
bike, Steve is finding parts he
never needed and Oli is smug as
nothing has gone wrong…

106 How to recommission a bike
How do you recommission a bike
that’s been standing for years?

112 Readers Ads
Temptation lies beyond here...

130 Frank’s last word
Frank debates whether its him that
has changed or the world around