May/June 2017
Volume 12, No. 5

Rare pair: Honda power meets Tamburini design.


features
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TON-UP CLUB: 1961 VELOCETTE VENOM 500 CLUBMAN
Acquired through a chance phone call to an old work buddy, new owner Don Smith has revived this Clubman to its former glory.
By Robert Smith
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LOOKING PAST THE PAST
Bike builder extraordinaire Greg Hageman turns a Sportster into a tribute to the Harley XLR.
By Dain Gingerelli
Bimota HB1 Tribute
KING OF COOL: BIMOTA HB1
Enthusiast Rob Phillips builds a stunning tribute to the legendary first Bimota HB1.
By Greg Williams
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2017 TRIUMPH STREET SCRAMBLER
Alan Cathcart rides the grunty, brand-new 900cc 2017 Triumph Street Scrambler in Spain.
By Alan Cathcart

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TRIUMPH RIDDLES
How the memory of one 1966 T120 TT Special turned into collecting a full set of 1963-1967 Triumph T120 TT Specials.
By Greg Williams
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1965 KAWASAKI SG250
An early model, the Kawasaki SG250 was one of the first bikes to wear the Kawasaki badge in the U.S.
By Dain Gingerelli
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CLEVELANDS: THE SAME, BUT DIFFERENT
A pair of 1927 Cleveland four-cylinder motorcycles, a model 4-45 and a model 4-61, together in one place.
By Margie Siegal
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AUSTRALIA BOUND
Neale Bayly tells the tale of riding across Australia in 1987 aboard a 1982 Yamaha XV1000.
By Neale Bayly
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AERMACCHI'S FLYING 250 SINGLES
Found at a shop in Illinois, this Aermacchi Ala Verde is something special.
By Robert Smith
 

departments 
Richard Backus and his Laverda Black Side Down
The editor speaks.
By Richard Backus
Keith Fellenstein
Keith's Garage
Keith’s fixes will keep your vintage bike up and running.
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Brake Arcing Service by Race Tech; Motorcycle Leather Dressing by Pecard
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Rides & Destinations
Devils Tower National Monument
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Tomorrow's Classics: Moto Guzzi Stornello
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Calendar
Where to go and what to do
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Vegas auction; MC ride
Greeves
From the Owner
Jake Herzog's Grumph and GROSSA; John Rose's Suzuki; Jerry Baljeu's ride
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Cool Finds
New stuff for old bikes
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Gear Driven
See and be seen
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MC How-To
Rebuild Norton Commando Roadholder forks
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Parting Shots
Funkalicious: The Superbowl of Motocross

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