A man with a plan

Those of you who’re au fait with classic bike values, particularly that of classic Harleys such as Knuckles, Pans and Shovels, will know that the purchase of such a bike isn’t, these days, a casual decision. Words & pics: Dave Manning And, if you’re the sort of sensible chap (or

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Three wheel therapy

It’s no secret that riding a bike (or a trike) is a fantastic way to free yourself from the trials and tribulations of modern life. Words & pics: Dave Manning And it’s a form of therapy that’s more fulfilling, and less intrusive, than sitting in a stifling consultation room with

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Blown budget

We’ve had a lot of Triumph choppers in BSH over the years, all of them works of automotive art, but not many of them’ve had a supercharger on the engine… Words & pics: Erik Stigsson This bike was built by a guy called Niklas Wall from Skokloster in Sweden and,

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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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