“A prod on the starter and it rumbles into life. At tick-over it sounds like a giant with a 40-a-day habit clearing it’s throat – but despite the noise, riding through town isn’t the gauntlet of disapproving stares I expect. People turn to look, but they are disarmed by the bike’s beauty. This is a machine to admire in reflection as I pass glass-fronted shops”. Classic Bike.

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