ESPRESSO TRACKER

Being the main man behind Redmax Speedshop, the Devon-based business specialising in flat trackers and cafe racers, Steve Hillary has not only fed his adrenaline fix by racing flat-track, he’s also done hill-climbs, enduros, sidecar racing, supermoto, drag racing (using a Ducati in SuperTwins) and road racing too (again on

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BACKYARD BOBBER

About two-and-a-half years ago I first set eyes on this Triumph… well, not so much an actual Triumph, but more a loosely assembled frame-cum-basket case, freshly imported from Colorado. Words: Matt Williams Pics: Garry Stuart Then, some 18 months ago, I was told it was for sale through word of

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NEW BOOTS & PANTIES

It’s funny, isn’t it, how some bikes can gain a reputation for being something special even before you’ve actually laid eyes on them? Words & pics: Ian Shipley Paddy O’Toole’s GPz750 chop is a fine example of this; everywhere I’ve been in the last year or so, knowing that I

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SECOND CHANCE

Some things are meant to be, aren’t they? They may take a bit of time, or a fairly convoluted and circuitous route, to come into fruition, but eventually The Fates ensure that two things that’re destined to be, come together in a fortuitous way. Words: Nik Pics: Alien4 Take Chris

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FAT MAX

Let’s play a guessing game, shall we? Do you know which film made by George Miller, the director of the four Mad Max films – Mad Max, The Road Warrior, Beyond Thunderdome, and Fury Road – is his most successful? Bet you can’t guess … are you ready for the answer?

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QUICK NURSE, THE SCREENS…

The Buell Cyclone wasn’t exactly the prettiest of bikes when it left Erik Buell’s loving hands… Words: Dave Pics: Garry Stuart IT had a long dual seat, deep side-panels and a deeply unattractive big suitcase-style appendage on the right-hand side of the motor that actually contained the air filter, but

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THEY SOWED THE WIND…

It may surprise you, but some of our readers have interests outside of motorcycles… and not just drinking beer and listening to loud music either.  Words and pics: Dave Take Alastair for example; aside from being a motorcycle nut – being of a certain age he was a ‘victim’ of

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GOT ANY SWAPSIES?

Most of us’ve heard the rather unlikely tales of people picking up a totally unbelievable bargain by being at the right place at the right time, haven’t we? And most of us put it down to a case of being who you know, and thus being offered parts at mates’

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Back to the Eighties

For a lot of gentlemen (and ladies) of a certain age, those of 
us cutting our teeth on the first rung of the biking ladder (he said, mixing his metaphors) in the 1980s, chops looked, or would’ve liked to look, 
like the bike you 
see here 
before 
you. Words and

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‘FRISCO FROLICS

For many custom bike builders, it’s their life’s dream to open a custom bike shop, building bikes and getting paid for it. The reality, though, is that if you do ever attain that dream, you’ll always be building bikes for customers, and you’ll never get another chance to build one

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