Restoration

  • THIS WEEKEND: Pierfrancesco Chili, Guy Martin’s 1500cc Suzuki, Workshop Wisdom and Moto Gymkhana at the Newark Classic Bike Show.

    THIS WEEKEND: Pierfrancesco Chili, Guy Martin’s 1500cc Suzuki, Workshop Wisdom and Moto Gymkhana at the Newark Classic Bike Show.

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    It’s almost time for the ever-growing Newark Classic Bike Show – and this year’s event looks set to be bigger and better than ever before. Running across January 11-12, there will be plenty to keep bike and scooter enthusiasts entertained, with brand-new features and familiar favourites all present and correct throughout the weekend. In amongst…

  • VIDEO: Watch Barry Sheene’s Suzukis restored at Motorcycle Live 2019

    VIDEO: Watch Barry Sheene’s Suzukis restored at Motorcycle Live 2019

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    Suzuki has released this video of its latest Barry Sheene restoration project, with two more of the former champion’s RG500s returned to their former glory at Motorcycle Live 2019. Nigel Everett and Martyn Ogborne, themselves ex-Grand Prix technicians, worked in conjunction with Suzuki’s Vintage Parts Programme to rebuild the last 500 Sheene raced for Suzuki…

  • ‘Amazing array’ of classic motoring spanning over a century at Classic Motorbike Show

    ‘Amazing array’ of classic motoring spanning over a century at Classic Motorbike Show

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    The Classic Motorbike Show is welcoming bike enthusiasts from around the UK to share their passion for outstanding two-wheeled classics.

  • March 2020

    March 2020

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    We’re in Zed Heaven this month as we ride BuzzWorkz Kawasaki Z900 special! You don’t want to miss this month’s Classic Motorcycle Mechanics magazine!

  • Kawasaki to REPRODUCE cylinder heads for its Z1 and Z2.

    Kawasaki to REPRODUCE cylinder heads for its Z1 and Z2.

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    According to our Japanese pals at Young Machine, Kawasaki has confirmed it’s going to reproduce cylinder heads for its iconic Z1 and Z2. Kawasaki’s Z1 and Z2 are a pair of hugely popular classic motorcycles – and close to half a century since their launch they still remain as popular as ever. Loving restored by…

  • UNDER THE HAMMER: Steve McQueen’s 1938 Triumph Speed Twin sets NEW auction RECORD.

    UNDER THE HAMMER: Steve McQueen’s 1938 Triumph Speed Twin sets NEW auction RECORD.

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    A 1938 Triumph 5T Speed Twin formerly owned by Steve McQueen has been sold at Bonhams’ annual Las Vegas motorcycle auction for a world record auction fee of $175,500 (around £132,000). Steve McQueen was well-known for his passion for motorcycles – in particular his fondness of British-built Triumph’s. But as it turns out, there are…

  • Suzuki to rebuild FIRST EVER RG500 at Motorcycle Live

    Suzuki to rebuild FIRST EVER RG500 at Motorcycle Live

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    Suzuki will restore arguably the most important racing motorcycle it ever produced at this year’s Motorcycle Live – which takes place at Birmingham’s NEC 17-25 November – with the rebuild of the G-54, the precursor to the iconic XR14 and RG500 machines that went on to take Suzuki and Barry Sheene to world championship glory.…

  • Get your hands on Harley-Davidson’s FIRST purpose-built V-Twin RACER – The Harley-Davidson 11K

    Get your hands on Harley-Davidson’s FIRST purpose-built V-Twin RACER – The Harley-Davidson 11K

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    Fancy owning an iconic piece of American motorcycling history? Well, we’ve been sent details of a beautiful Harley-Davidson 11K, the iconic brands first purpose-built V-twin racer that’s heading to auction this August.   Harley-Davidson ran its first race way back in 1904, competing in The Milwaukee Mile at Wisconsin State Fair Park— but the blossoming American…

  • EVENTS: After a project? Or some spares? Netley Marsh Eurojumble confirmed for 2018.

    EVENTS: After a project? Or some spares? Netley Marsh Eurojumble confirmed for 2018.

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    Whether you need one particular part or you just fancy a mooch through mountains of motorcycling memorabilia, you should make a date in your diary for one of Britain’s biggest bike jumbles. The Carole Nash Eurojumble is celebrating its 25th year, returning to Netley Marsh, between Cadnam and Totton, Hants SO40 7GY, on Friday, August…

  • Gamma under the hammer: ’86 Suzuki RG500 Gamma (signed by Randy Mamola) up for auction

    Gamma under the hammer: ’86 Suzuki RG500 Gamma (signed by Randy Mamola) up for auction

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    American restoration specialist Rick Lance has brought a beautiful 1986 Suzuki RG500 Gamma back to life – and it could be yours if you’ve got twenty grand going spare. The Suzuki RG500 Gamma is an iconic machine. Essentially, it’s the street version of the ever-dominant RGB500 which picked up seven consecutive constructors’ titles in the…

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