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In the September 2012 edition, RealClassic writers get to grips with…
• Ariel (single) vs Triumph (twin)
Love at first sight. Comparing a 1947 Triumph twin to a 1944 Ariel single may appear to be a strange occupation, but Reg Eyre knows what he likes about motorcycles with military history
• BMW K75 refurb, part 2
Ex-Police motorcycles are often very affordable and well-equipped. Steve MacGregor returned a K75 RT to prolonged civilian life, and shares his conclusions with us
• Matchless trial single
The old traditional big Brit banger is alive and well, and surprisingly active in VMCC off-road events. Odgie examines a much-modded G80 500 single
• BSA star twin
Long-term ownership of a motorcycle is a sure way to learn all about it. Gordon Johnston and his BSA A7 500 twin have been together for more than thirty years…
• Kawasaki special
It’s a super-rapid retro! Jonathan Hoare inspected some serious muscle and attempted to explain why you’d dress up a recent Kawasaki to look like an old Triumph
• Morini Corsaro rebuild, part 1
Morini’s small capacity single-cylinder models are usually overshadowed by the popular 350 twins. Stuart Thomson picked 175cc single for his winter project
• 1930 Norton 16H
It’s nearly 90 years since the vintage era of sporting sidevalves. Rowena Hoseason encounters one of the long-lived survivors of that time
• Velocette MSS
It’s an easy starter. It rides like a gentleman. It is very quiet. How can this be a Velocette? Frank Westworth delights aboard an MSS
Meanwhile. Graham Hill goes Over The Hill on his trusty Speed Twin once again; PUB investigates more on Motosacoche; Dave Minton spends money on his old motorcycles, and Frank Westworth runs out of reasons not to start work on his Ariel 350 project.
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