There’s a new twist to this year’s autumn Stafford bike show – one of the biggest classic shows in Europe.
Thousands of bikes are exhibited at the Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show every year but October’s extravaganza at Stafford County Showground will include retro-cool bikes from the 90s as well as celebrating emerging and modern classics from the 1970s and 80s.
The show has grown in popularity year after year and now regularly welcomes more than 30,000 enthusiasts through its doors. Held over the weekend of October 15-16, this year’s event will still have all the things you love: traders, autojumble, the Bonhams auction, a top-notch guest of honour (to be announced) the GP Paddock, the Dirt Bike Experience and many clubs and groups showing off their amazing bikes.
But one hall will be looking at one particular decade, a decade where bikes were brilliant, the music was amazing and where the classics from back then are still affordable. We’re talking 1992-2002 machines and the era in which they were built and ridden.
In pride of place on the Classic Motorcycle Mechanics stand will be Niall Mackenzie’s Honda NR750 oval-pistoned beauty AND his own Yamaha YZF-R7 OW-02 production machine.
So – come and join us! For more details keep an eye on: www.classicbikeshows.com
We have hand selected a few of our personal favourites that we think you MUST check out at this year’s show!
- Kawasaki KH500A8 1976 NMD 52R – The Kawasaki KH500 was a 500cc, two-stroke street motorcycle manufactured by Kawasaki for the 1976 production year. It could reach a top speed of 113mph (182 km/h). Claimed horsepower was 50.96hp (38.0 KW) @ 7000rpm.
- Honda C72 1964 Xbr 325 – Honda 1964 C72 ‘Dream’ 305cc twin frame # C 72 213574 engine. Based on the first Honda twin – the 250cc C70 of 1957 – the C72 tourer arrived in 1960. They were very well equipped with 12v electrics, electric starters, indicators and other advanced features that were not common to most other motorcycles in the early Sixties. Moreover, they were well engineered, dependable and very economical with fuel.
- Matchless G3l 1961 UYN 975 – the Matchless was so well proven and reliable it remained in use by the Ministry of Defence for another 15 years after the end of the war, until replaced in 1960 by the BSA W-B40.
- Rickman 1978 PFU 255S – During the 1960s Don and Derek Rickman, both highly accomplished scrambles riders, developed their legendary range of motorcycle frames that set new world class standards for handling.
- Kawasaki KX500 1985 Q329 XSF – The one bike to ride before you die. A bike that was destined to become a legend in motocross and desert racing. It was a humble beginning for one of the greatest dirt bikes in history.
- OSSA TR303 1981 – The OSSA TR (TRial), was a motorcycle trial model manufactured by OSSA between 1977 and 1985. A characteristic feature of all the versions was its unmistakable aesthetics and especially the adoption of a striking colour, to the point that the bike was popularly known more for its colour than for its commercial name.
- Suzuki PE250B 1977 – The Suzuki PE 250 was a two-stroke, single cylinder, piston and reed valve enduro motorcycle produced by Suzuki in 1977. Max torque was 19.92lb-ft (27.0 Nm) @ 7500rpm. Claimed horsepower was 28.03hp (20.9 KW) @ 8000rpm.
Join us at the Stafford County Showground to see these beauties and many, many more!