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RealClassic Magazine October 2017 Back Issue

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80 Reviews   •  English   •   Aviation & Transport (Motorcycles)
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This month’s magazine celebrates the end of two projects, as two very different British classic motorcycles return to the road. Then there two superbikes from the Seventies, two BMW boxers, two Triumphs, two BSAs and… suddenly our Noah’s ark procession falls apart with the appearance of a single Benelli twin and an MZ!
BENELLI TORNADO
This incarnation of the Italian parallel twin is called the 650S. Does that ‘S’ stand for ‘storm’ or ‘squall’? So ponders Ace Tester Paul Miles, as he tackles the Italian antidote to the traditional British twin
BMW R65 vs R850
Here we find two entry-level BMW boxer twins from two different generations. An airhead and an oilhead; all mod cons versus classic credentials. One classic rider decides which Beemer he likes best
BSA M20
If Britain hadn’t needed thousands of solid, straightforward motorcycles for military service in WW2, then the sidevalve M20 would most likely have evaporated into history. Instead, their wartime ubiquity means that many still survive and thrive. Stuart Urquhart rediscovers the art of going nowhere slowly…
BSA A65 PROJECT, Part three
Odgie gets to grips with the rear end of his A65-based dirt-track scrambler, which turns out to be a lot like making an omelette. Folks who don’t like breaking eggs should probably skip this bit…
PLUS readers reveal a Matchless-Panther V-twin and recommended classic bike specialists; yet more Silk stories and an update on a Velo Viceroy, and the truth about BSA’s ‘fragile’ unit twin engine; then there’s event details, small ads and other bikes for sale; news and new products; Jacqueline Bickerstaff goes to the MegaMeet at Popham, and editor Frank Westworth sums up the cost of restoring a BSA B25SS (ouch).
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October 2017 October issue out now! This month’s magazine celebrates the end of two projects, as two very different British classic motorcycles return to the road. Then there two superbikes from the Seventies, two BMW boxers, two Triumphs, two BSAs and… suddenly our Noah’s ark procession falls apart with the appearance of a single Benelli twin and an MZ! BENELLI TORNADO This incarnation of the Italian parallel twin is called the 650S. Does that ‘S’ stand for ‘storm’ or ‘squall’? So ponders Ace Tester Paul Miles, as he tackles the Italian antidote to the traditional British twin BMW R65 vs R850 Here we find two entry-level BMW boxer twins from two different generations. An airhead and an oilhead; all mod cons versus classic credentials. One classic rider decides which Beemer he likes best BSA M20 If Britain hadn’t needed thousands of solid, straightforward motorcycles for military service in WW2, then the sidevalve M20 would most likely have evaporated into history. Instead, their wartime ubiquity means that many still survive and thrive. Stuart Urquhart rediscovers the art of going nowhere slowly… BSA A65 PROJECT, Part three Odgie gets to grips with the rear end of his A65-based dirt-track scrambler, which turns out to be a lot like making an omelette. Folks who don’t like breaking eggs should probably skip this bit… PLUS readers reveal a Matchless-Panther V-twin and recommended classic bike specialists; yet more Silk stories and an update on a Velo Viceroy, and the truth about BSA’s ‘fragile’ unit twin engine; then there’s event details, small ads and other bikes for sale; news and new products; Jacqueline Bickerstaff goes to the MegaMeet at Popham, and editor Frank Westworth sums up the cost of restoring a BSA B25SS (ouch).


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October issue out now!
This month’s magazine celebrates the end of two projects, as two very different British classic motorcycles return to the road. Then there two superbikes from the Seventies, two BMW boxers, two Triumphs, two BSAs and… suddenly our Noah’s ark procession falls apart with the appearance of a single Benelli twin and an MZ!
BENELLI TORNADO
This incarnation of the Italian parallel twin is called the 650S. Does that ‘S’ stand for ‘storm’ or ‘squall’? So ponders Ace Tester Paul Miles, as he tackles the Italian antidote to the traditional British twin
BMW R65 vs R850
Here we find two entry-level BMW boxer twins from two different generations. An airhead and an oilhead; all mod cons versus classic credentials. One classic rider decides which Beemer he likes best
BSA M20
If Britain hadn’t needed thousands of solid, straightforward motorcycles for military service in WW2, then the sidevalve M20 would most likely have evaporated into history. Instead, their wartime ubiquity means that many still survive and thrive. Stuart Urquhart rediscovers the art of going nowhere slowly…
BSA A65 PROJECT, Part three
Odgie gets to grips with the rear end of his A65-based dirt-track scrambler, which turns out to be a lot like making an omelette. Folks who don’t like breaking eggs should probably skip this bit…
PLUS readers reveal a Matchless-Panther V-twin and recommended classic bike specialists; yet more Silk stories and an update on a Velo Viceroy, and the truth about BSA’s ‘fragile’ unit twin engine; then there’s event details, small ads and other bikes for sale; news and new products; Jacqueline Bickerstaff goes to the MegaMeet at Popham, and editor Frank Westworth sums up the cost of restoring a BSA B25SS (ouch).
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Articles in this issue


Below is a selection of articles in RealClassic October 2017.