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12 issues per year Write Review From $3.92 per issue Dedicated to the later classics and Japanese machines, Classic Motorcycle Mechanics has it all. Every issue is packed with pages of road tests, rebuild guides, 'Street Specials' reviews, news and events.

With more and more enthusiasts wanting to rebuild and maintain their own prized machines, Classic Motorcycle Mechanics is the only magazine that "Buys its own bikes, rebuilds 'em and rides 'em." - giving you a first-hand guide into the world of classics from a technical point of view - as well as the riders!

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Classic Motorcycle Mechanics  |  385 November 2019  


What bikes for you, changed things entirely? I’m talking about bikes where – sometimes just the look – made your jaw drop. For many, the Suzuki Katana did just that. Here was a machine which was (after all) pretty much an existing model, but one which with some European design influence was elevated on to a completely different plane.

The balance between form over function is a fine line and it’s interesting to hear what our testers think when comparing both old and new Suzuki Katanas. I have to echo this. What is wrong with manufacturers of retro machines, that they have to cut down the rear end of a bike and give it naff all practicality? Both old and new Kats were and are variations on existing themes/machines and some of the best-loved bikes have also been
the same. Think of Honda’s 1997 Hornet, which was a spine-framed CBR600F, with a de-tuned motor, simplified suspension and brakes, but a machine which spawned a superb racing class and served as a basis for a wide range of wonderful specials and was much loved.

Conversely, Honda’s X-11 was based on the brilliant Blackbird, but wasn’t so admired! Now, I may not be popular when I say this, but, for me, one of the jaw-droppers of recent years was 2001’s Harley-Davidson VRSC V-Rod. I was on the launch in California. Expecting a normal air-cooled cruiser, when the covers were lifted we were gobsmacked! Great bikes linked with beautiful design often do that… and long may it continue!
Dedicated to the later classics and Japanese machines, Classic Motorcycle Mechanics has it all. Every issue is packed with pages of road tests, rebuild guides, 'Street Specials' reviews, news and events.

With more and more enthusiasts wanting to rebuild and maintain their own prized machines, Classic Motorcycle Mechanics is the only magazine that "Buys its own bikes, rebuilds 'em and rides 'em." - giving you a first-hand guide into the world of classics from a technical point of view - as well as the riders!
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   Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Reviewed February 17, 2020 SUBSCRIBER
Great balance of technical articles and bike reviews.
   Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Reviewed February 17, 2020 SUBSCRIBER
Outstanding publication provides plenty of hands on tech and tips for us bike gear heads and restorers. Keep up the great work. Can't wait to receive each issue!
   Best Classic Motorbike Mechanics Mag Available Reviewed July 7, 2019
Best Classic Motorbike Mechanics Mag Available well worth a read, subscription, lots of great articles and ideas for the classic MB mechanic

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