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Britain's biggest classic motorcycling magazine and the definitive guide to messing about on old bikes. Classic Bike celebrates the machines, riders, people and engineering from motorcycling's heroic past while also helping its readers buy, restore, maintain, improve, tune and enjoy their bikes.
The magazine goes on sale on the last Wednesday of every month. Find us on Facebook by searching 'Classic Bike magazine'.
Key features inside the December 2013 issue of Classic Bike:
Production race replicas on the road: Norton Commando & Honda CB special
Save time on your regular run to the shops with a thinly-disguised race bike on the road. Developed for the track then, they make a twisted kind of sense on the road now.
1969 Ducati 350D restoration
It starts as a light re-commisison and before you know it you're learning Italian just so you can translate your old workshop manuals...
Great engines in bits: Yamaha RD350 YPVS
We strip the two-stroke engine that launched a thousand wheelies in the 1980s. A mind-blowing top-end and midrange drive? How one clever valve gave us both.
How Bultaco toppled Ariel
The story of trails ace Sammy Miller's game-changing defection from British heavyweights to the new breed of lightweight Spanish two-strokes. Plus the story of one blessed Bultaco super-fan and his 100-bike collection.
How to restore 1960s Hondas
As a teenager Bill Carmichael went from a troublesome Triumph Tiger Cub to a smooth, oil-tight, fast and fine handling Honda twin. He's never looked back, and now he spends every spare moment restoring machines from Honda's golden years. Here's his insight into the job of making them better than new.
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Ben Miller, editor
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