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June 3, 2014
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• Ariel Square Four
Exclusivity has always been hard to buy, but Ariel offered affordable four-pot class for many years. Frank Westworth rides a relic; an Anstey-link, two-pipe example of Ariel’s luxury tourer

•  Royal Enfield Meteor Minor
The beefy Enfield big twins tend to grab all the glory. So Rowena Hoseason went in search of the later incarnation of their smaller 500cc sibling, an altogether more affordable proposition

• BMW R100RS
Nolan Woodbury has history with airhead boxers, so he renews his acquaintance with the fully-faired R100. Collectible but still affordable, he says, possessing timeless style, integrity and sophistication. As a bonus, Nolan compares the Beemer to its nearest Moto Guzzi equivalent, too

\• Greeves roadsters
Often applauded for their competition prowess, Greeves also built some fine two-stroke roadsters. Marque expert Colin Sparrow meets a man who has travelled over 200,000 miles on his Roadster, and explores the background to the breed

• Suzuki GT380 and Kawasaki H1B
Paul Miles takes on two very different types of Japanese two-strokes, boasting six cylinders and seven exhausts between them. One of these bikes, he suggests, could be the future of classic motorcycling

•  Moto Guzzi Lodola
This rebuild project is almost complete. Only one thing stands between Stu Thomson’s Moto Guzzi single and the Moment of Truth. That thing is the electrics. Stand by for spaghetti junction!

•  Nimbus rebuild, part one
Lasse Horskjær rescued a rare Danish relic from the scrapheap after it was written off as being uneconomic to repair. Before he starts to investigate the wreckage, Lasse gives us an introduction to these unusual four-cylinder classic superbikes

•  Vincent Comet
A couple of months back (RC120), we featured the history and background to Vincent’s single cylinder 500, and mentioned that many owners these days choose to modify the Comet to suit their own spec. Here is one of those upgraded and adapted machines; a seriously hot Comet

PLUS! Tech tips on electro-plating parts to restore their shiny sparkle; snapshots from Stafford; news of an RC reader ride-in to the National Motorcycle Museum with discounted wotnots for magazine subscribers; bikes for sale, wants and bits in our small ad section; PUB goes to the Pioneer Run; RC readers write about falling off, long-term life with a Laverda twin, AMC angst and the Unibus reborn; Frank Westworth discovers he’s entirely the wrong shape to suit a Suzuki Katana, and Dave Minton has the month off!

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