Classic Bike Jul 21
Inside this issue of Classic Bike • relive the past glories at the TT, celebrating two momentous occasions on the Isle of Man – Mike Hailwood’s record-breaking three wins in a week in 1961 and, delving further back into history, the dramatic events around the first TT to use the fearsome Mountain Course in 1911. Fast-forwarding towards the present day, we test ride Kawasaki’s H1 500cc two-stroke with its fierce and addictive powerband – still a scream at 50 years old. There are more terrific tales of a racy nature – in both senses of the word – in our interview with top TT man and Continental Circus stalwart Bill Smith. And five young bucks have a barrel of laughs taking their low-cost middleweight classics on a 250-mile tour of Wales – who says old bikes are just for old men?