This week on CBC, Manx racing begins, Classic Bike Guide on sale, two new image galleries, the 59 Club explained on video, all you need to know about the Kawasaki GPZ900R, Yamaha XS1 road test, plus seven competitions...
Classic Bike Guide on sale
Why the Norton Commando is the best British bike ever, Japanese tribute twins, Norton Model 18 engine rebuild and Dominator restoration guide, plus free 32-page 1973 Motor Cycle reprint, and much, much more.
First MGP result
A popular podium for Chris Palmer as he wins his third Manx Grand Prix title with classic 350cc victory while Peter Symes takes the honours in the 250cc race...
New proposals from the EU concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals (REACH) will limit the ways in which chromic acid can be used...
Waiting almost over for Stafford
Though it is a few weeks before the doors open on the 19th Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show at the Stafford County Showground, on October 20-21, there’s already lots of interesting stuff going on as people prepare for the event...
Brough on L-plates
Latest DSA testing proposals are even more bonkers than the last ones. But they could create a boom in affordable middleweight classics... and Brough Superiors...
WIN a Honda GB500TT!
This is your chance to win a no-expenses spared restoration of the Honda GB500TT. Built by Honda as homage to the classic British café racers of the sixties, the GB500 was based on its popular XBR500. Here's your chance to win this collectible classic bike for free! See the prize video and picture gallery!
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The 59 Club, rockers and motorcycles in England
"They weren't just bikers, but rockers. Leather-clad young rebels riding dangerously fast on Britain's roads. But the motorbike-mad teenagers enjoying their freedom saw it very differently..."
Whoops! One little fall deserves another... Twinshock riders at the World Twinshock GP at Canada Heights in 2003 find the going tough on the dusty circuit, another clip from the Monti 118 video vault...
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In the early Seventies the world of twins was simple; Ducati produced V-twins, BMWs were horizontally opposed and the British persevered with pushrod parallels... then Yamaha mixed it all up, with the OHC XS1...
Kawasaki GPZ900R: 25 things
When Kawasaki launched the GPz900R 25 years ago it turned the world of motorcycling on its head, shook it up and spun it around so many times that when everything settled back down the scene was almost unrecognisable...
Team Paton was the most enduring privateer effort in Grand Prix racing, with a presence in the world’s top championship, which began in 1967 with the four-stroke twin-effort and, with a short break, ran through until 2001. Malc Wheeler rides the last of the great privateer GP bikes...
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Seven competitions this week. Still time to enter our Can-Am 250cc enduro and Honda GB500TT cafe racer win-a-motorcycle comps, or go for the OptiMate battery saving chargers, Sealey tool kit, Watsonian rally tickets, Stafford Show ticket comp and/or the Netley Marsh ticket competition!
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