MILE MUNCHER

Who says that motorcyclists hardly do any miles nowadays? And which plum suggested the average mileage for bikers in the UK was so low because Harley riders only go out on sunny Sunday mornings to local pubs? Words and pics: Dave Manning Owned by Mev Carter, this is one Harley

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CARTE BLANCHE

Well, it all started when I was in hospital delirious with fever… Words: Luke, Smiley Monkey’s Custom Cycles Pics: Nik I got a phone call from Jim (yes, the Jim, the other half of Smiley Monkey’s Custom Cycles) “Oi, I’ve just ’ad an American bloke up Revved Up and he’s

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NEAR THE KNUCKLE

To the uninitiated, even the latest model in the development of Harley-Davidson’s air-cooled powerplant looks like it could’ve been built at any point within the last 70 years or so, given the basic, unchanging design of the 45-degree vee twin. Words: Dave Manning Pics: Simon Everett Unless you’re enough of

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Retro-futurism

If you think everyday life is too boring, you can always escape to your own private alternative universe… Words: Charley Charles Pics: Siwer Ohlsson Our old friend Petri Ruusunen, from Turku, Finland, lets his unique imagination run wild more and more with each passing year, and the latest result is

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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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