Sammy Miller, eleven times British Champion and winner of over 1,400 events worldwide, was honoured last month (November 2018) as a ‘true’ Trial Legend. Fifty years on from his victory in the 1968 European Championship on a Bultaco, Sammy was presented with a trophy as the first FIM European Champion. Continue reading
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Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Cafe Racer
Gold Wing cafe racer. Four words that you don’t normally expect to read in the same sentence but that’s the thing with motorbikes, cafe racers even more so, it’s all about the individual, their tastes and desires.
Honda CB750F “Freddie Spencer” Replica
In 1981, “Fast Freddie” Spencer competed in the AMA Superbike Championship series for Honda aboard a modified Honda CB750F Super Sport finishing in 2nd place in the Championship behind Eddie Lawson on his Kawasaki. This article describes one man’s dream of building a replica of this bike.
National Motor Museum – Audio Cards
The boffins at the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu have devised a range of audio greetings cards featuring the engine sounds from twenty-one vehicles in their collection.
TCX Hero waterproof boots – now available in UK
Italian brand TCX recently launched the TCX Hero, a new waterproof boot aimed at riders of classic bikes. Part of the TCX 24/7 Lifestyle collection, it offers the fashion-conscious rider a retro look without compromising on safety.
SHARK Spartan Helmet
Available from late July 2016, the new SHARK Spartan was developed using the same Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) technology as their top of the range model – the Race-R Pro – and, to my eyes at least, it’s a rather tasty looking piece of kit.
Barry Sheene Festival 2016
It’s forty years this year since Barry Sheene won the first of his two consecutive World Championships. To mark this anniversary, Barry’s actual Suzuki RG500 race bikes from 1976 and 1977 will be on display at this year’s Barry Sheene Festival at Oliver’s Mount from 23-24 July 2016.
Suzuki Vintage Insurance Scheme
If your Suzuki is over 20 years old like this gorgeous GSX-R 750F, then you might be able to save money through the Suzuki Vintage Insurance Scheme. The scheme complements Suzuki’s Vintage Parts Service and is part of their commitment to supporting owners of their older machinery.
Restoration of a Moto Morini 3½ Strada
Riding a Moto Morini marks you out as an individual in a way that only an Italian motorcycle can. Launched in 1973, a year ahead of its better known Sport sibling, the Moto Morini 3½ Strada remained in production until 1983.
Fantasy Auction results
Last Autumn we played a game of Fantasy Auction with the lots available at Bonhams’ 2015 Autumn Stafford Sale. As promised, I’ve checked the results and here’s a summary of how I would’ve got on: Continue reading