March/April 2017
Volume 12, No. 4

Better than new: We ride TCM's upgraded and uprated Triumph twins.


features
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THE GRUMPH
A Wisconsin builder combines a Greeves frame with a Triumph T100S engine to create a road-legal street tracker.
By Greg Williams
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DEVILISHLY CLEVER
A tiny motorcycle propelled by a 160cc 2-stroke, the Devil Lusso Extra looks more toy than transportation.
By Margie Siegal
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SECOND CHANCE: HONDA HAWKS
Bob Cummings and his wife, Paula, ride the roads of Fish Creek, Wisconsin, aboard a pair of 1978 Hawks, a CB400T Type II and a CB400A Hondamatic.
By Greg Williams
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YAMAHA FJ1400
A face-lift, a tummy tuck and some steroids result in a refreshing ride down Memory Lane for Pat Conlon’s Yamaha FJ1400.
By Dain Gingerelli

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CROCKER RETURNS
Seventy-five years later, brand-new Crocker motorcycles are once again being made in Southern California.
By Alan Cathcart
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RECIPE FOR ADVENTURE: IOM
Editor-in-Chief Richard Backus and 13 intrepid Motorcycle Classics readers travel to the Isle of Man Classic TT.
By Richard Backus
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TRIUMPH CLASSIC MOTORCYCLES
A new take on an old favorite: Triumph Classic Motorcycles’ reborn Triumph twins..
By Richard Backus
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TEENAGE DREAM: ROYAL ENFIELD
Royal Enfield’s quarter-liter café, the 250 Continental, brought style to the streets.
By Robert Smith
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"GRANDDADDY" JOE SMITH
Chronicling the motorcycle drag racing career of a three-time NHRA National winner.
By Dain Gingerelli
 

departments 
Richard Backus and his Laverda Black Side Down
Of Brakes and Valves on Classic Motorcycles
By Richard Backus
Keith Fellenstein
Keith's Garage
Keith’s fixes will keep your vintage bike up and running.
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Fast Lane Boots by Bates Custom Leathers; Enzo Gloves by Corazzo
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Rides & Destinations
The Pacific Coast Highway
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Tomorrow's Classics: 1982 Honda MB5
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Calendar
Where to go and what to do
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2017 MC shows and events
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From the Owner
Remembering Hondas and building "Similarias"
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Cool Finds
New stuff for old bikes
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Racer Profile
Wes and Leah Orloff
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MC How-To
Ducati carburetor rebuild
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Parting Shots
Land Speed Racing's Early Years

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