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RealClassic Magazine

12 issues per year View Reviews   |   Write Review From £1.58 per issue RealClassic magazine features the very best British motorcycles from all eras, plus charismatic Continental machines (and the odd Japanese classics crops up occasionally, too).

Long term classic riders will recognise many of the members of the RC team, which includes authors, historians and journalists like Steve Wilson, Dave Minton, Matt Vale, Odgie, Jacqueline 'PUB' Bickerstaff, Rowena Hoseason and editor Frank Westworth -- but the magazine's key feature is that it is firmly grounded in the real world. Our articles are written by real life riders and reflect far more than a simple road test ever can. We're never scared of getting grubby in The Shed (and we even admit it when things go horribly wrong!)

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RealClassic  |  May 2018  


AMC GEARBOX OVERHAUL, Part Two
Last month, we took it all apart. This month, it all goes back together again. Without a glitch. Assuming all four gears engage, that is…

BSA BANDIT
A bike which BSA never built was hand-crafted in Kent using pre-production parts. Intended as a 350, it’s been fitted with an A65 engine – and if that wasn’t enough the motor’s been taken out to 750. We reveal some of its secrets…

BSA TRIALS 250
In the 1930s, ISDT rider Marjorie Cottle was convinced that she needed nothing bigger than a 250 to win a gold medal. Turns out, she was right. We ride a spirited BSA inspired by Cottle’s success

FN 350 SIDEVALVE
FN started out building weapons, and they still do. However, along the way they also built some remarkable motorcycles. Their best-selling post-war model came with competition developed front suspension, and it’s an intriguing wee beast…

HARLEY-DAVIDSON ELECTRA GLIDE
In the same way that the British bikes of the 1970s struggled to compete with their overseas rivals, so the AMF-era Harleys earned themselves a reputation for being over-priced and unreliable. But how do they fare as classic rides?

HESKETH V1000
Lord Hesketh’s ill-fated foray into motorcycle manufacture is one of biking’s best-known heroic failures. Has the big V-twin’s time finally arrived?

HONDA CL250
Is it a flat-tracker? A soft-roader? It’s certainly a nifty single. Think CB250RS with an extra gear ratio and extended suspension, as the owner explains…

NORTON COMMANDO RESURRECTION, Part Two
The concluding episode of a hands-on guide to a nine-month restoration project, in which an 850 Isolastic twin returns to the road

TRIUMPH SPEED TWIN
This 5T, like every other original Triumph twin, started its life in Meriden. Then it went to New Zealand. Then it came back to Great Britain. And now its current owner plans to take it back to New Zealand – again!
RealClassic magazine features the very best British motorcycles from all eras, plus charismatic Continental machines (and the odd Japanese classics crops up occasionally, too).

Long term classic riders will recognise many of the members of the RC team, which includes authors, historians and journalists like Steve Wilson, Dave Minton, Matt Vale, Odgie, Jacqueline 'PUB' Bickerstaff, Rowena Hoseason and editor Frank Westworth -- but the magazine's key feature is that it is firmly grounded in the real world. Our articles are written by real life riders and reflect far more than a simple road test ever can. We're never scared of getting grubby in The Shed (and we even admit it when things go horribly wrong!)
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Great idea to be able to read your favorite mag on line and find the back copies so easily. Reviewed 11 November 2020
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Great variety of bikes covered and contributions from Odgie - worth the subscription just for his articles! Reviewed 13 July 2020
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I like the Moto Guzzi articles. In fact most italian bikes. Reviewed 19 May 2020
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Great perspective on old bikes Reviewed 13 April 2020
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Always a good variety of bikes covered. Like the real rider/restorer experiences. Reviewed 14 March 2020

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