The August issue of Classic Bike magazine is out now!
Welcome to the new issue of Classic Bike:
This month we’re launching The Classic Bike of the Year competition. It’s been a major part of Classic Bike magazine since 2004, and this year we’re hoping for a bumper entry. There’s a thousand guineas and personal pride in it for the winner. It seems that no matter what event I go to, I always end up chatting with people who have ‘just finished my restoration project,’ so there are always newly restored bikes and fresh builds back out on the road, so get your bike in the CBOTY hat. The rules are for any ‘pre-1990 motorcycle, preferably pre-1985’. Closing date for entries is November 11 and the top ten finalists will play centre stage on the Classic Bike stand at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show on February 12-14. The great thing about the classic world is the sheer variety of machinery. This month’s issue reflects that, with a Japanese 400s test, a fabulous AJS Model 31 that you could get hold of for a quid, Garry Laurence’s incredible Norton Ducati café racer, the 1970s 500cc GP bikes powered by speedboat engines and the exquisite diversity of 1950s German motorcycles.
Enjoy the mag
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