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Kawasaki W1 overhaul

Kawasaki W1 overhaul

4 December 2014

“I don’t suppose you’d be interested in looking at my rebuilding of a Kawasaki W1’s motor would you?” asked owner Dave Jupp. Of course we would; we’d leap at the chance. Steve Cooper reports...

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Looking back: 1977

Looking back: 1977

30 November 2014.

It was a time of punk rock, Barry Sheene, Star Wars, page three stunners, big hair and even bigger flares. Welcome to the year that was 1977...

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Yamaha TZR250

Yamaha TZR250

28 November 2014.

Even in the second millenium a 250 ‘stroker is a potent missile and the TZR250 is quite possibly the considered weapon of choice...

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Yamaha FZ750: 25 things

Yamaha FZ750: 25 things

17 November 2014.

Yamaha’s FZ750 was possibly the biggest leap forward of any Japanese motorcycle ever. Just 12 months after Kawasaki’s GPZ900R had seemingly secured the title. 25 years on much of the FZ’s design remains a blueprint for motorcycle engineering...

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Triumph Trident T160

Triumph Trident T160

4 November 2014.

Triumph’s three cylinder Trident provided the signature sound for racers in the early Seventies and led to the best of the bunch, the T160, made for just a year from 1975. John Nutting explains...

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Italian favourites part two

Italian favourites part two

31 October 2014.

John Nutting's concluding look at Seventies Italian classics, starting with the Ducati 350 Desmo and closing with a Moto Guzzi Le Mans Mkl...

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Italian Vincent

Italian Vincent

28 October 2014.

'Vincent of Italy' is what MM claimed for their motorcycles. Tim Holmes and Patrick Uden take a closer look at a painstakingly restored example by bike restoration expert James Tennant-Eyles...

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Top bikes of the Seventies: 3

Top bikes of the Seventies: 3

21 October 2014.

Continuing with John Nutting's look at Seventies specials. Here we're focusing on league positions 30 to 21. Is your favourite included?

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ON NOW! Stafford Motorcycle Show

ON NOW! Stafford Motorcycle Show

19 October 2014.

Welcome to the biggest show in the classic calendar! Come and meet our VIP guest Frankie Chili, or browse the autojumble, marvel at the restorations, hear the bikes fire up at the GP paddock, enjoy the Classic Dirtbike demonstrations, or simply just have a great day out...

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Yamaha YCS1

Yamaha YCS1

16 October 2014.

Easy on the wallet but punching well above its weight, that’ll be Yamaha’s 180 twin, says Steve ‘Scoop’ Cooper...

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Current Issue: August 2016

Issue August 2016

ARCHIVE

What happened when four-strokes tackled two-strokes.

2001 APRILIA RST1000 FUTURA

Mossy mounts a quirky Italian sports-tourer.

NEWS

Why we have it better than the classic car world. Or do we?

CALENDAR

Lots happening in the month of August.

FEEDBACK

Lots of your lovely letters. 

SHOW US YOURS

With added nostalgia! Check out ‘The way we were!’

BENELLI 2C

Steve Cooper rides this beautiful Italian machine.

YOUNG GUN

13-year-old Jack Watts shows our future is in good hands.

1974 SUZUKI GT750L

Steve Cooper on a core classic.

BEAMISH SUZUKI

John Matthews restores a trial iron. Feet ooop!

CRK TRIUMPH CAFÉ RACERS

John Nutting on the beautiful CRK Hinckley kit bikes.

RETRO REBOOT

What if Yamaha built am FZ750 for today?

WORKSHOP NEWS

The best bits and pieces out there.

Q&A

Mark Haycock with more tips.

BASIC MAINTENANCE

Andy Bolas on changing fluids, coolant etc.

YAMAHA TX500

Mark Haycock sorts his fuel caps.

HONDA C70

Niall Mackenzie on his latest project in CMM!

YAMAHA TZ250 S

James Whitham on sorting his racer’s motor.

HONDA VFR750 F-R

Bertie’s £100 Hound comes to a crossroads.

DUCATI 888

Mark Forsyth on the engine rebuild of his rare racer.

HONDA CB125T

Ralph Ferrand’s part three on this tiddler twin.

PLUG INSERTS

Pip Higham on replacing plug threads, the best way.

KAWASAKI Z900

Scoop on why this could be better than a Z1.

YAMAHA FZ600 RACER

‘Spike’ Edwards on Project Nancy.

CLASSIC CLASS…

What is it about the 900 class that makes it special?

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