This superb looking 1983 Husqvarna CR500 Twinshock was rebuilt from scratch by Scottish dirt bike fanatic Finlay Wright...

That the Villiers two-stroke engine has been a major part of off-road motorcycling is fairly obvious but what is it like inside? What are the points to look out for? Classic Dirtbike magazine pulls one apart...

A case of dissatisfaction with the products of the factories they were racing motorcycles for and the feeling they could do better was the catalyst for Don and Derek Rickman to make their own scrambler...

On the hottest day of the year so far in the UK, Swede Ake Jonsson tackled the 1971 British 500cc MX championship at Farleigh Castle in Wiltshire with grit and determination to blow the series wide open...

The opposition was definitely groggy as Swiss ace Robert Grogg, with Andreas Husser in the chair of their 920 Norton Wasp outfit, dominated the British round of the European Sidecar Cross Championship at Beenham Park, Berkshire in July 1979...

Triumph Metisse

Take an ex-125 racer with a background in the bike trade, an old Triumph engine, a load of shiny new Metisse bits – and stir…

Ossa ace Mick Andrews scored his second win in the prestigious Scottish Six Days Trial in 1971...

Kawasaki KX500: 'A real smoothie'

How special are works bikes? Just ‘special’ or ‘very special’? CDB asks the question and Dave King answers

Unrestored Francis-Barnett

Pre 65 trials bikes these days bear little or no relation to the way such sporting bikes actually were pre 1965, Classic Dirtbike has a look at a bike ‘as ridden’ in the day...

Suzuki RM125S

By 1975, it was clear to Suzuki’s motocross development team that the factory’s TM range of machines was no longer good enough to cut it in the real world of competitive racing

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