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Real Classic - October 2018


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October Issue Out Now

British bikes and Continental classics share the stage in RC174, which features a trad Brit twin, all manner of idiosyncratic Italians, an unusual BMW airhead, several superb sporting singles and a smoky old two-stroke tiddler.
If you already know you want to read this issue, then here’s where to order it in paper or digital formats. Or if you’d like more details, here’s the low-down on our in-depth, expert and enthusiast articles:

AJS SPORTS SCEPTRE
We normally associate the words ‘worthy’ and ‘workaday’ with AMC’s heavyweight 350 singles, but this Model 16 is rather more rapid then most

BENELLI QUATTRO
Most people know about Benelli’s stunning six-cylinder superbikes, but the company also broke ground in the 1980s with this snazzy 250 four

BMW R11
A Bavarian boxer with a difference – this shaft-drive 750 dates from 1929. The flat twin comes wrapped in a pressed-steel frame and features trailing link front suspension. A forerunner of Telelever technology to come?

JAMES SPORT CAPTAIN
Some old bikes rack up really high miles, criss-crossing the country. Others stay rather closer to home. This sporting two-stroke is a truly local lightweight, never straying far from its roots

MI-VAL PROJECT
At last! The Italian 125 is ready for the road, and it’s proud owner reports on how it performs after its renovation

MOTO GUZZI CONVERT
The conclusion of a high mileage ride across some of Canada’s toughest territory… on a high mileage, heavyweight Guzzi V-twin with automatic transmission

NORTON INTERNATIONAL
For a while, the plunger cammy Norton fell out of favour with fast lads who preferred the featherbed frame. But surely a 500 single which can take you to the ton is worth a second chance?

VELOCETTE MAC
In standard trim, the rigid / girder forked 350 single is a satisfying ride – but here’s how an expert owner improved his MAC to make it really remarkable

PLUS! Odgie gets grubby with Amal’s Concentric carb as fitted to his BSA flat-tracker; RC readers consider commuter classics and touring on old-timers; Roger Slater illuminates his Enfield’s darkness with LEDs, and Frank Westworth discovers a seized wheel in The Shed…

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