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Keeping Meriden twins alive

Andy Westlake, 17 February 2012 14:34

Triumph for most may today mean Hinckley 675s and Speed Triples, but the old Meriden twins still have a huge following – not least because of a British factory still making and supplying virtually every spare part imaginable. That firm is is LF Harris of Honiton in Devon, which for a number of years after the Meriden collapse, even produced ...

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Is this the UK's only Munch Mammoth

Andy Westlake, 10 February 2012 10:30

When it comes to classics they don't get much rarer - or wilder - than the Munch Mammut (or Mammoth in English). Unveiled at the 1966 Cologne show, the Mammoth was the creation of German engineer Friedl Munch, whose dream was to build the most fantastic motorcycle in the world. With financial backing fromAmerican workshop-manuals millionaire Floyd Clymer, he arguably achieved ...

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Huge Ducati auction at Monaco Grand Prix

Sam Loveridge, 25 January 2012 09:48

One of the world’s largest collections of classic Ducatis, comprising over 100 bikes, is to be sold at auction. The collection includes a 1970 Ducati 450 Desmo 'Corsa', which was on display in the Ducati Museum until recently and an ex-race 1974 Ducati 750 SS. They all belong to Carlo Saltarelli, an ex-Ducati factory test rider and Ducati dealer who ...

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Dirt bikes from their '70s heyday

Andy Westlake, 12 December 2011 12:31

The 1970s are often thought of as the heyday of British trials when names like Mick Andrews and Martin Lampkin (Dougie’s dad) led the world aboard Ossas and Bultacos and regularly made the front page of MCN as a result. For the man in the street these twin shock, air-cooled machines were just as popular, with dealers showrooms packed with ...

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mcnbikesforsale.com - Best classic Yamahas up for grabs this week...

Phil West, 02 December 2011 11:07

We take a look at some of the best classic Yamahas on offer at mcnbikesforsale.com.            Read more modern classics news and features   ’80 Yamaha XT250, £950 Four-stroke single trailie less celebrated than stoker or 500 siblings.We say: Slower and less useful too, but still cute and cheap. View the full ad Get a Yamaha motorcycle insurance quote     ’80 Yamaha ...

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Spanish rally draws classic Brit bikers

Mark Holmes, 09 November 2011 13:59

Three hundred British bikers descended on the Spanish port of Santander to take part in the XXIV Ancient Motorcycles Meeting aboard their classic bikes. They were treated to a celebrity welcome as they rumbled off the ferry from Portsmouth, with local press photographers scurrying to snap riders and machines, ranging from a Jawa 175 two-stroke through to Triumphs, BSAs, Velocettes ...

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A tribute to trials bikes

Andy Westlake, 27 October 2011 11:12

Nearly 40 years have now elapsed since the BSA factory gates at Small Heath closed for the last time. However, thanks to enthusiasts like Bill Faulkner the name's being kept alive. Now retired after a working life in the bike trade, Faulkner who also had a long and successful trials riding career, has one of the biggest collections of BSA ...

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