The April issue of Classic Bike magazine is out now!
Welcome to the new issue of Classic Bike:
Back in the late ’60s and early ’70s you always knew when spring was on its way because MCN was always full of Daytona 200 goodness. This was the analogue age. No internet, no twitter, no facebook. So we survived by a weekly Wednesday fix of all the bike news, especially when it came to the eagerly-awaited 200-miler. It was always the first big motorcycle racing event of a new season. So with spring in the air, we thought we’d welcome the better weather with a Daytona special. We’ve covered Triumph’s success there in 1966 and ’67 – and, more importantly, the road bike that adopted the circuit’s name, plus special anniversary years: Barry Sheene’s huge crash of 40 years ago, Freddie Spencer’s three wins in a week 30 years ago, then there’s Brad Andres’ KRTT of 60 years ago, which ended up a three-time winner on the original Daytona Beach course. Other rays of sunshine this month include a great tale of two little-known but beautiful Rumi 125 twins, a restoration story about one of Ducati’s rarest fourstroke twins and a fascinating road trip by
a couple on an M20 BSA outfit across the Sahara. Plus, there’s all the regular workshop features.
To find out more about what else is in this issue, visit our magazine page. Enjoy the issue!
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