Old Bike Mart Magazine - February 2024Add to Favorites

Old Bike Mart Magazine - February 2024Add to Favorites

Go Unlimited with Magzter GOLD

Read Old Bike Mart along with 8,500+ other magazines & newspapers with just one subscription  View catalog

1 Month $9.99

1 Year$99.99 $49.99

$4/month

Save 50% Hurry, Offer Ends in 1 Day
(OR)

Subscribe only to Old Bike Mart

1 Year $17.99

Save 70%

Buy this issue $4.99

Gift Old Bike Mart

7-Day No Questions Asked Refund7-Day No Questions
Asked Refund Policy

 ⓘ

Digital Subscription.Instant Access.

Digital Subscription
Instant Access

Verified Secure Payment

Verified Secure
Payment

In this issue

The Brooklands Sunbeam 100.

Steering you right – and left
Mick Payne tells you in what direction to go – in the nicest possible way!

The Missing Link?

Given the asymmetrical nature of motorcycle sidecar combinations, handling is always going to be a little interesting, and Mick Payne takes a closer look at how it can be improved.

The Missing Link?

3 mins

Telford Gets More Classic Dirt!

The extrovert Bernie Schreiber, the American World Trials champion of 1979, and Bryan ‘Badger’ Goss, the 1970 British 500ccmotocross champion, are the exciting guests for the TelfordClassic Dirt Bike Show of 2020.

Telford Gets More Classic Dirt!

3 mins

Suzuki TS400

Last month, Steve Cooper showed us that Suzuki’s TM400 dirt bike was something of a loose cannon and, ultimately, doomed to ignominy in the archives of motocross history. Now he tells us what happened next...

Suzuki TS400

5 mins

Royal Enfield Continental GT

There’s been no cover-up operation regarding the new twin-cylinder Royal Enfield machines, although a significant wait was forthcoming for those of us desperately eager to get our hands on one of the new 650cc models. Nigh on 18 months after the new offerings were due to hit the roads of the UK, Dave Manning finally gets to grips with a Continental GT.

Royal Enfield Continental GT

8 mins

Nine Years That Rocked The World

This year marks the diamond jubilee of Honda’s first appearance at the Isle of Man TT in 1959, and there hasn’t been a single year since without the successful participation of racing machines built by the Japanese factory. Pete Kelly continues his look back over the first nine eventful years, fromHonda’s first 125cc foray on to the Clypse course in 1959 until Mike Hailwood’s record-shattering TT victories in 1967.

Nine Years That Rocked The World

7 mins

Elegance out of the Bloc – the two stroke boxer that Zschopau built

Pete Kelly travels to Wales to view Andrew Powell’s outstanding MZ collection.

Elegance out of the Bloc – the two stroke boxer that Zschopau built

4 mins

Empire of the Sun

Sun motorcycles were manufactured from 1911 until 1961, but their roots go back to the Victorian Birmingham brass foundry of James Parkes & Son. We delved into our archive to show some of the motorcycles, autocycles and scooters that proudly carried the Sun name.

Empire of the Sun

2 mins

Suzuki's Little Firecracker – The GT185

Following Suzuki’s sometimes puzzling marketing philosophy of the 1970s, Steve Cooper traces the birth and development of the GT185 two-stroke twin.

Suzuki's Little Firecracker – The GT185

5 mins

Salt of the Earth, These Motorcyclists!

Harry Stanistreet recalls a nightmare trip to the Elephant Rally with his young wife Lesley and a group of friends in 1970, when just about everything that could go wrong did go wrong – but the kindness of people they met along the way ensured that everything turned out all right in the end.

Salt of the Earth, These Motorcyclists!

8 mins

Silver Jubilee Year For Historic Police Motorcycle Group

Ian Kerr tells the story of a growing group that was set up for the owners of former police and other service motorcycles after a six-bike ride organised by a Royal Parks police officer in 1993.

Silver Jubilee Year For Historic Police Motorcycle Group

3 mins

Some Things Are Simply Meant To Be!

Mark Wood tells how, when his dad John finally parted with his beloved Triumph Tiger Cub, by sheer chance it found its way back to its former owner of almost 50 years ago – who’d been pining away and looking for it for years.

Some Things Are Simply Meant To Be!

4 mins

Historic Welsh Road Race Reborn

Motorcycle road racing is to return to the anti-clockwise 5¼-mile Eppynt circuit near Sennybridge, in the Brecon Beacons, on August 4-5 next year, with classes including Ultra-Lightweight, Lightweight Supertwin, Supersport and Superstock machines, along with a Zero electric class.

Historic Welsh Road Race Reborn

1 min

Only Bounders Ride Motorcycles

Only Bounders Ride Motorcycles

Only Bounders Ride Motorcycles

4 mins

To Bologna And Back By Ducati 750 Sport

Lindsay Norris, now living in New Zealand, recalls achieving his dream of owning a Ducati 750 Sport, and then riding it to Italy for a tour of the factory where it was born.

To Bologna And Back By Ducati 750 Sport

8 mins

We've Been Racing For 120 Years!

Racing history from 120 years ago was recreated to the day at Brooklands on November 29, when the recently reopened Finishing Straight proved the perfect venue for a celebration of Britain’s very first motor race – and Tony Page was there to witness it.

We've Been Racing For 120 Years!

2 mins

A Mouth-Watering Cheney Gold Star

John McCrink, who also took the photos, visits famed bike builder Bob Pearson to drool over a classic special that he acquired at Stafford in 2005 and is well deserving of any gold star.

A Mouth-Watering Cheney Gold Star

4 mins

Happy 50th Birthday, Norton Commando!

Ian Kerr reports on a great exhibition staged by the Norton Owners’ Club to celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the marque’s most successful machines at Ardingly, West Sussex, at the end of October.

Happy 50th Birthday, Norton Commando!

2 mins

Braced Bars, High Pipes And Dubious Tyres – The Early Japanese Take On Digging The Dirt

Rushing to the burgeoning American off-road market by tarting up heavy bikes that were designed primarily for the road was never going to work -- and it was one early lesson that the Japanese soon learned.

Braced Bars, High Pipes And Dubious Tyres – The Early Japanese Take On Digging The Dirt

8 mins

A Vindec At 14, Then Triumphs All My Life

Graham Overd tells of a lifetime of motorcycling memories, from keeping a stock of box sidecars for sixteeners taking the bigger bike, three-wheel ‘L’ plate option to building off-road specials and proudly riding a succession of Triumphs on the road.

A Vindec At 14, Then Triumphs All My Life

4 mins

Bringing The Past To Life At Syston Park

After taking part in this year’s Syston Park Speed Trials re-enactment in Lincolnshire, Nigel Stennett-Cox describes this historic and thoroughly enjoyable event.

Bringing The Past To Life At Syston Park

1 min

Read all stories from Old Bike Mart

Old Bike Mart Magazine Description:

PublisherMortons

CategoryNews

LanguageEnglish

FrequencyMonthly

Subscribe to the UK's largest classic classifieds newspaper, and have the Old Bike Mart posted to you for the first Saturday of every month. Old Bike Mart carries many hundreds of private classifieds and hundreds of trade adverts - featuring a massive selection of classic motorcycles. If you are looking for spares or that new project bike then Old Bike Mart is the must-have newspaper for you, and if you are looking to sell - an advert in OBM will ensure a quick sale from the many thousands of monthly readers.

  • cancel anytimeCancel Anytime [ No Commitments ]
  • digital onlyDigital Only
MAGZTER IN THE PRESS:View All