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Sometimes a person gets what they want by sheer determination and force of will. So it was in the summer of 1974 when Wisconsin motorcyclist Mike Engelhart set out to buy a brand new 1971 Rickman-Enfield 750 Interceptor from Chariot Cycles in Winnipeg. He liked the 1968 Royal Enfield 750 Interceptor he already...

It would be easy to start a review of a Chinese bike with some disparaging remark about a funny name, or the existence of a poorly executed copy of a...

I sat on the floor in the Gents with the hand dryer blowing on my head and realised I had a big problem. In late September, I’d left Dieppe in the early...

Waving and nodding. I try to do one of these to all bikes of any size, shape or hue, but there is one bloke on a Jap multi I pass on the way to work most...

1.What was your first motorcycling experience? Aged 13, hiring a 50cc motorcycle and riding it on the streets of Rimini for an hour without mastering...

Which Way Now?  It’s something to ponder: Where’s the Bike Industry going? Chasing a GP dream or embracing environmentalism? Are the marketing men...

I  am going to have to disagree with Dave G here. I started proper biking aged 26 in 1979. I bought a Lewis Leathers Double zipper and a set of Belstaff thornproof trousers 2nd hand off an ex-biker mate in the army for £20. Never been seriously wet or cold in the body ever since. Like Dave, before I joined the army I wore a cheap leather that had no waterproof qualities...

  There was a time, many years ago, when some of the contributors to this august journal had long hair, pimply faces and flares, when there existed...

It is doubtful that there is anyone involved in the world of British motorcycling whose life is not touched directly or indirectly by the Ace Cafe. A...