September/October 2017
Volume 13, No. 1

Too much, too soon: MV's prototype 1955 electric start twin.


features
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CLASSIC SCENE: QUAIL 2017
Celebrating 50 years of Norton Commandos.
By Margie Siegal
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NORTON COMMANDO HI-RIDER
We take a look at a very original 1974 Norton.

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1955 MV AGUSTA 300B BICILINDRICA
A fascinating prototype that never made it into production, the MV Agusta 300B seemed set to unlock the future.
By Hamish Cooper
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MOTORCYCLE THERAPY
Author John L. Stein spends $50 on a Yamaha and a dream that won't quit.
By John L. Stein

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PERFECTION: 1970 HONDA CB750
An early die-cast CB750 Four restored by owner Don Stockett of Vintage Motorcycle Rescue.

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SOPHISTICATED: ARIEL ARROW 250

By Robert Smith

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REFINED PIONEER: READING STANDARD
Some antique motorcycles do much better in current conditions than they did when they were built. One of these is the Reading Standard.
By Margie Siegal
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MOTODOFFO COLLECTION
Father and son Marcelo and Damian Doffo have a passion for wine and vintage Italian motorcycles.


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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Remembering OId Blue, reviving old BMWs and discussing upside-down front forks.
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Destinations
The Iron Horse Social Club & Museum in Savanna, Illinois.
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Tomorrow's Classics: 1964-1969 Honda S90.
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Calendar
Where to go and what to do.
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Barber Vintage Festival update and the Evel Knievel museum in Topeka, Kansas, opens.

Cool Finds
New stuff for old bikes.
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MC How-To
Replacing Honda CB450 swingarm bushings.
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Parting Shots
Remembering Pops Yoshimura.
     

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