What's inside the June edition of Old Bike Mart?

June 19, 2020

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.

Here’s a taste of what to expect in issue 420:

Old Bike Mart June cover

Sidecars in service

Even to somebody born at the dawn of the 1950s, such as Mick Payne, it hardly seems feasible that it’s 75 years since VE Day and well over a century from the end of “the war to end all wars”, the first truly mechanised war in which sidecars played an important part.


Four-stroke singles: Yamaha XT500

The tuning fork brand has always been the most lateral thinking of The Big Four and, as Steve Cooper discovers, arguably, the least likely to toe the line.


Skimming the fatties

Pete Kelly calls on the Mortons Archive – entirely by email! – during the Covid-19 lockdown to bring this selection of road tests and images of flat twin and flat four machines.


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 |

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