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Real Classic - May 2016


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6 MOTO GUZZI FALCONE
Before the familiar twins came the equally eccentric singles. Moto Guzzi have never worried about being different. Nolan Woodbury explains everything…

24 TRITON!
Odgie finds a pre-unit wideline special which took a decade to build, and has been going strong for a quarter century ever since…

32 BMW R100
Where, you may ask, are the next generation of classic bike enthusiasts coming from? Lawrence Howes has met one of them, a young man who’s upholding his family’s two-wheeled traditions

42 TWIN TIGERS
Stu Thomson first wrote about his Triumph twins in these pages a dozen years ago. How have they fared with the passing of so many months and miles?

48 BSA C15 STAR
Loved by many, loathed by some, BSA’s C15 Star provided entry-level riding for lots of us. Including Frank Westworth

58 TRIDENT T160 TIPS
In 30 years, Rob Lyttelton has clocked up almost 230,000 miles on two Triumph Tridents. Here’s the edited highlights of all his experience – including how to stop a triple drinking oil…

64 SPRINTING A BSA TWIN
Hill-climbing sounds easy, doesn’t it? Find a hill, get to the top. Hill climbed. Simples! That is until you try to do the same thing faster than anyone else. As Darren Carter discovered, that’s when the fun starts…

82 ARIEL LEADER BUILD
As long-time RC readers will remember, the most challenging classic bike to try to restore, bar none, is the Ariel Leader. At least three previous contributors are still undergoing therapy after their expensive and exhausting experiences. That didn’t stop John Jordan from taking on a Leader rebuild, brave man that he is…

88 NORTON UNIFIED TWIN
We featured Richard Negus’s reconstruction of Anthony Curzon’s prototype Norton engine a while ago. Now he assembles the rest of the bike around it. Part 4, reaching for success…

94 RE CRUSADER REFIT
Oily Boot Bob continues his 20 year roadtest on various Enfield 250s. After pushing one engine to 50k miles, the time has finally come to replace it…

4 THE CONTENTS PAGE
What a great cover! We’ve no idea what’s on it yet, but it really is really great!

14 WE’VE GOT MAIL!
Loads and loads of experience, opinion, one or two lonely facts and mountains of entertainment here as always. More please!

72 EVENTS
Time for us all to get out, get riding and get wet. Check out the bold blue type and come say hello to the RC Roadshow if you can find us

76 READERS’FREE ADS
A truly intriguing selection of machines. Is no one going to sell FW a BSA A65T project?

100 PUBTALK
Francis Barnetts are fabulous, says PUB. Triumphs are terrific, but she is not referring to modern Hinckley, or to Meriden twins. Instead singles of the pre-Great War period are studied, as seen at Brighton. Finally, also at Brighton, the Pioneer Run turns up a water-cooled parallel twin twostroke that is not a Scott…

106 TALES FROMTHE SHED
The BSA’s gets its swinging arm back, FW learns to loathe working in gloves, discovers how factory parts lists deceive…

114 RC COMPASS CHALLENGE
Royal Enfield riders cram all four compass points into a single afternoon, in between coffee stops, burger bars, tea rooms and country pubs…

 


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