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A Collector's Magazine for Enthusiasts
Retrobike gives this growing community, motorcycle restorers and the businesses that service the community a magazine of their own. Every issue of retrobike is a true collector’s edition, as we aim to be the journal of record for Australia’s finest classic and modified bikes.
Inside this issue:
08 HONDA CBX666
A beautiful six-cylinder swan takes on the ugly four-cylinder ducklings of Australian vintage superbike racing. Worth the price of entry for the sound alone!
14 GUZZI V7 CAFÉ RACER
Ulfert Janssen is at the vanguard of Euro custom motorcycle design. Here’s his take on Moto Guzzi’s reborn V7, delivered by the legendary Wrench Kings of Bilthoven
28 WORLD’S FASTEST INDIAN
Lee Munro sets a land speed record for Indian on a much-modified 2017 Scout. If you don’t follow your dreams, his great-uncle used to say, you might as well be a vegetable
34 DUCATI APOLLO
Alan Cathcart rides the sole surviving Ducati Apollo, 1200cc of tyre-shredding big-block V4 torque that proved too much too soon for US police forces way back in 1963
52 TRITON 650
Is there a sweeter marriage in all of classic British motorcycling than a well-tuned 650cc Triumph Bonneville engine in a sharp-handling Norton Featherbed frame?
58 DUCATI 750 SUPERSPORT
Deep Creek Cycleworks delivers a lesson on building a distinctive sports bike with not much more than imagination, commitment and a deft feel for a spray gun
70 YAMAHA XS650 ‘MANTA’
Jay Donovan combines traditional old-school metal-shaping techniques with an acute eye for modern automotive design that belies his age of just 24 years. This is his bike
76 MONDIAL 250 BIALBERO
Mike Hailwood reckoned the Mondial that won the World Championship in 1957 was the best 250cc single-cylinder racing bike ever built, but what would he know?
20 GLEMSECK SPRINTS
We return to Solitude racetrack in Germany for the 2017 running of Europe’s coolest drag-race meeting
44 LADIES AND GENTS
Melbourne rocks and rumbles as 1000 custom bikes muster for the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride
64 HISTORIC RACING
Wakefield Park in southern NSW plays host to the Australian Historic Road Racing Championships
86 TRIUMPH BOBBER
Retrobike gets its grubby mitts on a new Triumph 1200 Bobber and we didn’t want to give it back
88 MV AGUSTA RVS#1
The world’s first factory ‘neo racer’, from the company that defines performance and radical style
90 1957 SPORTSTER RESTO
This is the bike that launched 60 continuous years of Harley Sportster production. Not dead yet!