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TAG : March/April 2016

Change a Motorcycle Tire

Changing tires isn’t a particularly fun or rewarding job, but like many chores, it’s a good one to know how to do when the occasion arises. Frankly, this issue’s How-To reminded us of how rusty we are at the job, rarely changing our own tires because A) it’s usually rolled into the cost ...

Upcoming Vintage Motorcycle Events: March/April 2016

People's Choice winner Bryan Thompson (left) and his 1952 Triumph Thunderbird from the 2014 Clubman's Show. Photo by Craig Howell.Featured EventsMarch 4This year marks the 75th Anniversary of Daytona Bike Week, which runs March 4-13. The racing kicks off on Saturday, March 5, with the Daytona ...

Malcom Gruver’s 1970 BSA Thunderbolt

Rider: Malcom Gruver, Wichita, KansasAge: 75. Malcom’s been riding since he was 14Occupation: RetiredRides: 1970 BSA Thunderbolt  Another BSA saved: Malcom Gruver's 1970 Thunderbolt as found.Photo by Malcom Gruver Malcom’s story: “Four years ago, after unloading at a power plant in the ...

Motorcycle Classics Goes to Pennsylvania, the Isle of Man and More

 Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece, Fallingwater, will be on our Pennsylvania ride itinerary.  Photo by Helgidinson/Fotolia.It’s going to be a busy summer at Motorcycle Classics as we add the inaugural Ride ‘Em, Don’t Hide ‘Em Get-Away Aug. 5-7, 2016, at Seven Springs Mountain Resort ...

Show Time 2016: Motorcycle Classics Vintage Bike Shows

 Lovely custom Rickman Kawasaki at Rockerbox 2015.Motorcycle Classics archiveIn addition to our Pennsylvania and Isle of Man tours, we’ll also be at shows across the U.S. in 2016. First up is the 6th Annual Vintage Rally, June 4, 2016, at the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa. The ...

The Lost Brough Superiors of Bodmin Moor

 The horde included a 1938 SS100 (pictured) and a rare 750cc BS4. Photo by Phillip ToothBonhams Auctions motoring specialist Jonathan Vickers first heard the legend of the lost Brough Superiors of Bodmin Moor about 20 years ago, but like many others he thought that it was just an urban ...

Moving Targets

What we call classic is something of a moving target, and while some will disagree, I put the three “modern” bikes featured in this issue — BMW’s wild 1989-1993 K1, Harley-Davidson’s unexpected 1994 VR1000 and Suzuki’s more staid 1985 GS1150E — firmly in that category. When BMW ...

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