Historic Honda: SA250 Dream

From our Old Bike Archives – Issue 67 – first published in 2017. Story: Tony Sculpher • Photos: Tony Sculpher and Jim Scaysbrook Inspired by German design, built in Japan. Honda’s first 250cc OHC model was the start […]

Geoff Taylor: Across the Great Divide

From our Old Bike Archives – Issue 76 – first published in 2018. Story: Jim Scaysbrook • Photos: Rob Lewis, Michael Andrews, Geoff Neild, Merv Whitelaw, Taylor archives.  It’s not uncommon to graduate from motocross to road racing, but […]

John Surtees: Il grande John

From our Old Bike Archives – Issue 65 – first published in 2017. Story: Jim Scaysbrook “Speed is not something you find, you’ve either got it or you haven’t.” – John Surtees The Italians called him “Il grande […]

The Mawson Matchless

From our Old Bike Archives – Issue 67 – first published in 2017. Story: George Cresswell and Malcolm Robertson (George Cresswell and Malcolm Robertson wintered at Mawson, Antarctica in 1960 and 1970 respectively). In 2013 George Cresswell […]

Wet and wild: Yamaha RZ350

From our Old Bike Archives – Issue 71 – first published in 2018. Story and photos: Jim Scaysbrook When Yamaha trotted out the RD350LC at the Paris Motorcycle Show in 1979, it was hailed as a miracle of […]

1972 Honda CB350F: Petit Four

From our Old Bike Archives – Issue 74 – first published in 2018. • Story Peter Laverty and Tony Sculpher • Photos Tony Sculpher and Jim Scaysbrook Honda had, of course, made a 4 cylinder 350 prior to […]

AJS 500cc V-4: From myth to metal

From our Old Bike Archives – Issue 75 – first published in 2018. The remarkable story of one man’s dream to recreate what could have been one of the world’s most desirable motorcycles. • Story and photos […]

Zündapp Bella 150: A little beauty

From our Old Bike Archives – Issue 63 – first published in 2017. Story Jim Scaysbrook  • Photos Galvin Family and Jim Scaysbrook The ‘fifties was the decade of the scooter – and not just the tiny putt-putts […]