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Sam Hewitt
December 9, 2019

Welcome to Old Bike Mart, the subscription-only newspaper with the UK’s largest selection of classic motorcycle classified ads.

This month’s OBM, as always is the case, features the latest news, reports from the racetrack, part and tool reviews and ‘how to’ guides. Newly discovered historic machines are revealed in all their unrestored glory and there’s a nostalgic look back through the annals of motorcycling history.

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Here’s a taste of what to expect in issue 416…

Marusho

We often hear the main Japanese manufacturers referred to as The Big Four, with the occasional oblique reference to Bridgestone acting in the role of George Martin as the fifth member of The Beatles. Holding on to that Mop-Top analogy for a moment, Steve Cooper takes a peek at another Japanese company that’s often overlooked and could, arguably, be described as the Pete Best of the Japanese bike world.

Carry on, Captain!

One of the most endearing single-cylinder two-stroke British lightweights of the 1950s and ‘60s was the 200cc James Captain. Pete Kelly turns up four road test reports from the Mortons Archive tracing the evolution of these popular models.

Suzuki Museum

Suzuki fever hit Sarah Chapman in her teenage years. It was the mid-90s, GSX-Rs ruled the streets and the mighty EFE was still winning at the tracks. Stunt-riding Scouser Gary Rothwell was her hero and Streetfighters magazine fuelled the fever. Who knew that, more than two decades later, her passion would lead to Hamamatsu, the home of Suzuki Motorcycles

PLUS | The UK’s biggest selection of classic motorcycle classified ads! Discover some of our readers’ tales, look back at some of the highlights from the greatest classic motorcycle shows, and make a date for upcoming events in your classic calendar!

About the Author

Sam Hewitt

Sam Hewitt is the Digital Content Editor at Mortons Media Group. Sam has a Journalism degree from the University of Lincoln. When he’s not writing about engines he can be found at Keepmoat Stadium, supporting his beloved League One football team Doncaster Rovers. 01507 529529 | SHewitt@Mortons.co.uk

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