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Staff bikes: Victory Cross Country - Victory on a roll

Mark Holmes, 10 November 2011 11:09

After six months with the Cross Country, I finally get to stretch its legs on a 1300-mile tour of Spain and Portugal. It turned out to be an eventful trip with plenty of ups and downs. The ups start on our first full day in northern Spain, heading for the mountains on the N621, a fabulous twist of Tarmac that ...

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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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Staff bikes: Victory Cross Country - Chelsea tensioner

Mark Holmes, 14 September 2011 13:33

So we’re hanging around outside the Ace Café, waiting to head out on the run down to the Autolegends Show at Chelsea’s Royal Hospital. The Victory is lined up with 30 or so other bikes, waiting for the order to head off. But there’s no sign of ‘face of the Ace’ Mark Wilsmore. He was due to lead the run, ...

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Staff bikes: Victory Cross Country - Friday on my mind

Mark Holmes, 12 August 2011 12:03

Friday night at the Ace Cafe seemed like a great antidote to enduring a week without the Victory. Hinckley dealer Windy Corner had discovered a stone wedged in the drive belt while changing the tyres after the bike suffered a puncture. It had lacerated the Kevlar-reinforced belt badly enough to need replacement at £250 for the belt and £90 to ...

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Norton building a bigger future

Mark Holmes, 01 July 2011 10:56

Norton took two big steps toward an even bigger future this week, with production of its first Euro 3-compliant Commandos, and the approval of plans for a substantial new Donington Park factory. Euro 3 is the latest EU emissions standard for bikes and compliance means Commandos are now marketable in a bigger range of countries worldwide and potentially speeds up ...

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Video: 1975 Triumph Bonneville rebuild

Mark Holmes, 05 May 2010 09:00

For the last three months I've spent all my spare time getting my 1975 Triumph Bonneville back on the road.       Find a Triumph Bonneville for sale Watch the video to see a step-by-step engine rebuild and see the refreshed Bonnie get kicked into life for the first time (eventually).  http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid771491905http://www.brightcove.com/channel.jsp?channel=711881422 // By use of this code snippet, I agree ...

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