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Classic Dirt Bike - Issue 47

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03 In Balance
‘Our survey said?’ We ponder the
benefits of surveys and encourage
you to do ours.

06 News, views and reviews
If it’s happening, going to happen or
happened this is where you’ll read
about it and the season’s hotting up.

16 You need…
You really do need a Husqvarna
CR390 in your shed and we tell
you why, but park it carefully

18 You also need…
…a James J9 Commando in there
too! Why? Because it was the
ultimate club trials bike of its era.

22 Super Profile
Matchless’ G80CS is looked at this
issue. Forever associated with the
great Dave Curtis, this model was
up against the Goldie in the
classic era.

41 Subscribe! Subscribe! Subscribe!
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50 Dicko’s view
The elder statesman of trials
journalism always has a view
on something and he puts it
across here…

57 ’cross words
Berry gets bookish! The ins and
outs of being a famous author,
dealing with publicity and your
subject sitting next to you.

72 Dirt Talk
What are you talking about in the
CDB world? All sorts of things as
it happens. Keep the letters
coming in...

82 Moto memories
The space-age had arrived and
the world was not enough…
enter the Kosmos which attracted
a lot of attention at the Racing
and Sporting Show.


11 Best in show

Chosen by Classic Dirt Bike Show’s guest
of honour, Gerrit Wolsink, as best in show,
we get the lowdown on Bill Henson’s
Jawa 420.

27 An hour with…
…1979 world trials champion Bernie
Schreiber. Due to be guest of honour at
Bultaco Nostalgia in June, we spoke to
him and asked all sorts of things – this is
what he said.

34 The Winner
Kris Winder was turned to the dark side
of motorcycling by his father-in-law and
compounded it by winning the 2017
pre-74 championship with this Honda.

52 Twinshock and Evo
We have a glance at what’s up in the more
modern side of classic with some goodies
seeing action on the track.

66 An archive gem…
Becoming distracted in the archive is
an occupational hazard but it does turn
up some interesting things, such as the

76 Wardy’s Yam
Yamaha’s TY Mono trials bike was, and is,
a good bike, but to ride one in the toughest
trial in the world 30 years after its era?
Must be something pretty trick.