▲ Beautiful perfectly executed Triumph T100 drag bike from Baron's Speed Shop. We checked this one out for ourselves at the Bike Shed Custom Bike Exhibition press night at The Shoreditch Studios, 37 Batemans Row, London EC2A 3HH on Friday 17th May 2013. Plenty of cool street customs on display heralding a growing scene. Check it out.
July 2013 Classic bike news
Cheffins Cambridge July results
Three "rare" Triumph TSXs on sale
Film company seeks Enfield riders
David Dixon: 1933-2013
Rare Triumph 6-1 on eBay: £16,000
Swinton fined for swindling
York council's 20mph slap in the face
French TV channel will be filming at the Ace
Lesney's Matchbox 60th anniversary
Free tickets to the South of England SuperBike Show and Bike Jumble
"... and do you take this poof to be your lawfully wedded husband?"
Henry Cole's "Gladstone" bobber
Triumph TRW pricing news
David "Fluff" Brown: 1930-2013
New Norton Domiracer breaks cover
£20,000 T120 Bonneville in sight
"Motorways are a rip off!" say IAM
Mortons postpones Big Kent 2013 event
VMCC Velo and Norton raffle update
Vincent Black Shadow T-shirt
Welsh Assembly votes away rights
June Pendine Trials "weathered off"
June 2013 Classic bike news
Roger LaVern: 1937 - 2013
2012 UK road deaths and injury figures
Cheffins fairground biker: £1100
Brake lights that see round the bend
Bonhams' 2013 Banbury highlights
New police powers and penalties
Bonhams & Banbury 2013 reminder
Cafe Racer Festival at Montlhery
Dirt Quake II
Historics at Brooklands results
Cameras to monitor cycle boxes?
Peter Williams £65,000 replica
May 2013 Classic bike news
TT rider Yoshinari Matsushita killed
2013 Brighton Speed Trials cancelled
Ton-Up Day 14th July 2013
Johnny "Chester" Dowling's
getting his kicks again
87 bikes for Historics at Brooklands
Sump seizes Kempton trader's stock
Welcome to classic Britain
DomiRacer liquidated and set for auction
Ray "Doors" Manzarek: 1939-2013
Indian's "sneak peek" at the Chief
Streetfighters magazine closes after 22 years
Bruce Main-Smith stops trading
Bike Shed custom bike exhibition
AJS-Matchless Club draw 2013
Bryan Forbes: 1926 - 2013
Watsonian-Squire Open Weekend
Call to lower the legal age of consent to 13
Royal Enfield's new UK home
April 2013 Classic bike news
Genuine Sump T-Shirt back in stock
VMCC Jan-Jun 2013 Velocette raffle
Storm conversion for XS650 Yams
Drive it Day for classic cars and bikes
Petition to ban mobile phone drivers
£246,400 Vincent; £246,400 Brough
Royal change to the laws of succession
Margaret Thatcher: 1925-2013
Ex-McQueen Indian Model F to sell
Eric's Cafe Racer Corner
Peter "Pip" Harris: 1927-2013
Pendine Sands Speed Trials 22/23 June 2013
Dr James "JK" Kelly Swanston: 1908-2013
Mortons buys Normous Newark
March 2013 Classic bike news
2013 Pioneer Run snowed and iced off
Dambuster charity motorcycle ride
One hundred cafe racers wanted
Hide your classic, and go to jail
Eddie Presbury "cheap" bike art
Norton acquires Donington Hall
James Herbert: 1943-2013
1973: New cut-off date for "historics"
Triumph T140D floating disc from
Rare Brough Superior BS4 to sell
First Vincent Lightning also to sell
British justice for sale, says Grayling
Indian reveals new 111-inch engine
Yamaha Bolt challenge to Triumph?
Triumph still in the number one spot
February 2013 Classic bike news
£6975 Triumph Tiger Cub, sold!
Ray "Dalek" Cusick: 1928-2013
Triumph Speed Triple R "Dark"
Despatches. Free eBook from Sump
Bonhams' Grand Palais "success"
Le breathalyser fines "postponed"
Government set to scrap 80mph speed limit hike plan
Driving test interpreters for the chop?
Reg "Wild Thing" Presley: 1941-2013
Bonhams Paris Grand Palais Sale 2013
New licence withdrawal powers
January 2013 Classic bike news
Freddie Williams: 1926-2013
Where's the Gaffer's Gallop film?
Andy Tiernan's ebay warning
2013 Triumph Rocket 3 Roadster
Insulting to be made legal again
One hundred years of Aston Martin
$480,000 1939 BMW Rennsport
Burtons' Triumph TRW register
James Austin's Classic Shows
Winter Restoration Show 2012
2013 Triumph Tiger Sports 1050
Winter Classic Bike Guide Show
December 2012 Classic bike news
Royal Enfield Musket revamped
Gerry Anderson: 1929-2012
Triumph Rocket Three dream bike
Bonhams' Ace hemi-head prototype
Petition to save Earls Court
Alex Moulton: 1920-2012
1st Southern Off Road Show, 2012
End of the UK tax disc?
Ultra-rare 1905 Leo to Bonhams sale
Dave Brubeck: 1920-2012
Italian Matchless's on the way?
Two Royal Enfield custom kits
November 2012 Classic bike news
Free British scooter exhibition at the Coventry Transport Museum
Ace Classics 2013 calendar out now
Johnny Giles opens new Ace shop
New Hughie Hancox book
Classic Stones 2012 line-up reunion
Futuristic sidecar sculpture art sale
National Trust Jenkins calls for UK
traffic light cull
French mayor set to ban classics?
Cool new Royal Enfield T-shirt
Steve McQueen's Husky to sell
Roy Price: 1929-2012
First radial tyres for classics
Police Runlock system rolls out
Pointless road sign cull
MOT shake-up for pre-1960s classics
New 2013 Royal Enfield Cafe Racer?
October 2012 Classic bike news
New Sump BEEZA GEEZA T-shirt
Rare 110-year old 1902 Rambler
Daytime "classic" LED running light
MBH goes into administration
VMCC Christmas Laverda raffle
"Old Bill" Brough auction record
Grindlay-Peerless hits £67,580
French breathalyser kit fines delayed
Ken Heanes: 1934-2012
Keanu Reeves launches bike firm
New Norton Commando Roadster side panels
The Right On Andrew Mitchell, MP
Barn find Brough & "Black Bess"
H&H's "no reserve" Brough to sell
Classic TT festival plans revealed
Offensive T-shirt man is jailed
Jimmy won't fix this
September 2012 Classic bike news
New wheel clamping regulations,
2011 Drink-driving deaths spike
Time to arm the British police?
Triumph's Jubilee Bonnie donation
Green light for cyclists?
Exmoor auction nets £667,128
New classic bike/car E-petition
Hyde Bonneville SE brake upgrade
Mike Ellis Memorial Run
French High Viz jacket confusion
Penning goes to Northern Ireland
Digital "Chronometric" clocks
August 2012 Classic bike news
"Bits Stuck Anywhere" archive film
Norton jumps US approval hurdle
Scott McKenzie: 1939-2012
Mick Hemmings' racing retirement
Exmoor Museum Collection to sell
British unemployment? Go figure
Adventure Travel Film Festival 2012
New style Euro MOT mooted
Alton eKit starters for the Norton Commando and Velo
Brighton Speed Trials reminder
AEB Auto braking is "imminent"
Sunbeam S7 video
Matlock Bath parking petition
July 2012 Classic bike news
Triumph Model H & BSA Bantam videos
Maurice Seddon's bikes for sale
Watsonian to mark its centenary
2012 VMCC Banbury Run report
VMCC competition winner
V5C "log book" warning
Battastini shut the shop, and go online
Jon Lord: 1941-2012
Founders Day is postponed
Royal Enfield's American growth
Win a Triumph 675 Street Triple
John "Jack" Difazio: 1914-2012
Martin Squires' Sketchbook
Hyde Bonneville luggage rack
BSA A65 complete alloy clutch
Triumph's new Trophy 1200 tourer
June 2012 Classic bike news
Andover Norton Commando gearboxes
Cameron's British licence plan
Glen English AJS-7R. £2,625. Sold
French breath test kit warning
New fixed penalties planned
Eddie Rickenbacker Quail sale
Norton wins Motul team award...
Michigan repeals helmet law. Partly.
Superbike up for sale. Again.
"Drugalysers" in use by 2013
May 2012 Classic bike news
Ted Simon's new book
SatNav death verdict: "accidental"
Hyde Bonneville America pegs
Raleigh Chopper designer dies
Rare Triumph TSX on eBay
Robin Gibb: 1949-2012
MOT scrapped for pre-1960s vehicles
Rare Crossley SD42 bus restored
Carroll Shelby: 1923-2012
Funky Made in Britain sidecars get MP approval
Honda dealers are revolting...
California dealer sales tag woes
Triumph top of the league again
The shape of bikes to come?
Texting drivers insurance woes
Save the British pub
April 2012 Classic bike news
H&H Duxford sale lacks lustre
Bert Weedon: 1920-2012
Norton set to race at the 2012 IOM Senior TT
Three Crockers head for Stafford
New Genuine Sump T-shirt - £15.00
Antique Bike Day at "mythical Montlhery"
H&H Hurricane to sell at Duxford
80th Royal Enfield birthday party
Dirt Quake: motorcycle mayhem
Radical new parking tax introduced
Continental wax cotton jacket from
Thames water "pride" initiative
2012 Festival of 1000 Bikes
Jim Marshall, OBE: 1923-2012
New Triumph Bonneville T-shirt
Frank "Radco" Farrington has died
Think Bike, Think Biker "a success"
Supercool Sump "Goggles" T-shirt
1939 Triumph Speed Twin on eBay
The Humber Bridge scraps bike tolls
March 2012 Classic bike news
Ex-Brian Verrall Vincents to sell
Somerset targets faceless bikers
£80,000 Brough Superior SS120
An end to rural petrol stations?
Interesting BSA WM20 3-wheeler
Jampot Spares scheme has rebranded
Interphone Motion Cam
Willie G Davidson retires
Big release of US oil reserves expected
BSA M20 & M21 T-shirt—£15.95
Mick Walker: The ride of my life
British bike magazines losing sales
Bonhams Bristol Sale: Sold out. Almost
February 2012 Classic bike news
Brightspark "EasyCap" Condensor C03
"Autopilot cars within 10 years"
Derek and Don Rickman: The Métisse Story
Norton Transformer video
DVLA set to close all regional offices by 2013
In search of Mr Nelk
1,000,000 UK drivers are aged 80+
Spare some change for the BNP?
Drivesafe goes live
Dennis Slaughter gets an MBE
"Time warp" c1917 BSA 4¼hp sold at Bonhams' February Paris Sale
OEC-Anzani replica outfit
Girder Fork & Classic Motor Cycle Club
Kevin Schwantz to ride at the 2012 Festival of 1000 Bikes
January 2012 Classic bike news
AP Racing brake calipers are back on sale.
But not just yet ...
BMW to fit Datatags as standard
£65.72 KLG spark plug (and tin) on eBay
London Mayor Johnson opens Red Route bus lanes to bikers, permanently
8th Hotrod Hayride
Daylight saving bill thrown out
"Mandatory French high-visibility vests" to be replaced by armbands?
"Dayglo" e-petition gathers support
France bans SatNav speed camera warnings
Eighty bikers quiz MEP Pete Skinner
South of England RealClassic Show & Bikejumble Sunday 11th March
Du Pont Vegas sale hits $1 million
"High visibility jackets" to become
compulsory in France
New Tiger Cub on the way?
New winter classic show gets off to
a warm start
New Raleigh bicycle book
Continental time for British bikers?
MEP Pete Skinner's biking surgery
Triumph to build bikes in India
Carole Nash free iPhone app(lication)
VMCC July-Dec competition winner
"Wrong way" cycling to be legalised?
Dealer decals from Val Emery
Sump news archive
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It's been said many times, and with justification, that the public doesn’t know what it wants until it sees it. So it was with the seminal 498cc Triumph Speed Twin, launched at the London Motorcycle Show at Olympia in November 1937 ... (read more)
The BSA M-Series sidevalves (M20 and M21) were introduced in 1937 and owe their existence to the draughting pen of a certain Valentine (Val) Page—the same highly-talented ex-JAP and ex-Ariel designer responsible for machines suchas the technically creditable (if stylistically wanting) Triumph 6/1, the redoubtable BSA Gold Star and, not least, a wide range of highly underrated Ariel singles ...
The Royal Enfield Bullet is like a great stage show that just runs on and on, season after season, year after year, moving from town to town, continent to continent, easily understood and enjoyed by whoever’s gluteus maximus occupies the best seat in the house ...
When the 1946 Sunbeam S7 was unveiled to the post-war biking public, it was one of the most technically advanced motorcycles of its age. With its all-aluminium, "unit construction", single overhead-camshaft, horizontally split engine, it also boasted shaft drive, a smooth power delivery and numerous other technical refinements that ensured it was going to be a massive hit ... (read more)
In the summer of 1958 the Ariel Leader made its first appearance on British roads. This quirky 249cc two-stroke twin was a result of Ariel’s brave and innovative (or is that foolish and ill-timed?) foray into the popular and growing lightweight-motorcycle/scooter market...