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Classic Bike Guide - November 2018


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CONTENTS 

006 From the archive
Dave Aldana wasn’t just a great flat track rider

009 On any Sunday
We take a look at the BSA A65 Trackmaster
that was to take on the American V-twins at their own game

016 Subscribe!
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020 New Royal Enfield 650 twins
The Interceptor and Continental
GT are finally here and we’ve ridden
them! What are they like?

028 News
Métisse is up for sale, Freddy Spencer is coming
to the Classic Bike Guide show and more
exciting news from the world of classic bikes

034 New Retro – Ducati Scrambler
Ducati have enjoyed a runaway success
with their V-twin homage to the Sixties
single-cylinder scrambler range. CBG
gets to ride the latest evolution

040 Classic Buying Guide – Honda CB450
This was the bike Honda used to show the
world they didn’t just build little machines. And
it was so good it was banned from racing…

051 Classic Buying Guide - BMW K75S
The ‘flying brick’ was a brave move from
the air-cooled twins for BMW and has to
be one of the best usable classics around

058 Classic Buying Guide- Triumph T20 Tiger Cub
It started many a motorcyclist’s career
and has won hundreds of trials. The Tiger
Cub is a lot more than a ‘little bike’

066 Archive poster – BSA Catalina
Born from a race around a Californian
island, the Catalina ended up being the
last incarnation of the Gold Star

068 The Trip Out
CBG went along to the Trip Out and spent
a great weekend admiring, riding and
talking all things custom and choppers

070 Steve Cooper
Oh dear – Steve has been getting involved
in forums and has paid the price…

072 Paul Miles
Paul looks at the hoops new riders
need to jump through and reminisces
that it wasn’t like that in his day…

074 Paul D’Orléans
Paul tells of finishing the mammoth
vintage Cannonball run

076 Mike Hailwood's machines – part three
We look at the little Ducatis that helped
Hailwood to progress up the racing
ladder as the Sixties drew closer

082 Letters
Let us know your thoughts and stories

084 What’s on
The sun may be setting early, but there’s
still plenty going on, like the International
Dirt Bike Show and lots of Autojumbles

086 MV Agusta 125 Sport
It may be just a 125, but it was born
of Ago’s victories and became the last
bike ever produced by the original
incarnation of the famous marque

095 Workshop – What we’ve been doin'
We look at how to cheaply modify a boring exhaust

096 Rocket 3 racer build
We look at a Rocket 3 racer for the road,
built by Les Whiston at Trident MCS

106 How to rebuild a two-stroke – part two
This month our two-stroke gets the
crank rebuilt – an exacting job

112 Reader ads
Get that heater into the workshop and
make space for a nice project!

129 Next month
What you can expect in the next
packed issue of Classic Bike Guide

130 Frank’s last word
Lists. Frank talks about his lists