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November 2015 Classic Bike News

Redesigned Sump Triumph T-shirt

Great service at Welders Warehouse

Ural's 2016 Dark Force combination

Wheelrider project seeks backers

Andy Tiernan's 2016 calendar is here

A blue plaque for Triumph founder

Victory Ignition Concept custom bike

Matlock Bath Mining Museum appeal

Swedish Italians head for France
Side view assist tech from Bosch

David Beckham's Outlaw movie

New Triumph Speed Triple for 2016

Steve McQueen's Chevy camper van

Kickback Show London Dec 2015

George Barris: 1925 - 2015

NMM to raffle a 1959 T120 Bonnie

Royal Enfield splined clutch drums
"Led Zeppelin" chop sold at auction

Have you seen this Ford Mustang?

Bonhams Hendon Sale Dec 2015

Movies we love: The Family Way

Bonhams 2016 Las Vegas line-up

Triumph's new Bonneville line-up


October 2015 Classic Bike News

Mark Howe Murphy: 1932 - 2015

Comet Classics' Pride at the NEC

Stand up for Owen

Old Empire Motorcycles Gladiator

Record money at Bonhams' Stafford

Richard Davies: 1926 - 2015

Gear Gremlin bandana fleece thingy
Yamaha 125cc Resonator concept
Odd things are happening on Sump...
Weise "affordable" Lima gloves

Triumph's 2016 Bonneville teaser

Another Hayward T140 belt failure

Second generation HUD for bikes

Marzocchi closes. It's official

Gordon Honeycombe: 1936 - 2015

Indian Scout IKON shocks

Harley-Davidson XA to Wheatcroft

The Complete book of BMW Motorcycles

So who's answering the Sump phone?


September 2015 Classic Bike News

Fat bastards. And skinny dudes

Fonzie's Triumph to auction. Again

Urban rider's workshop initiative

The NMM opens its doors for free

Great speedo cable fix from Venhill

BAD-ASS BIKER T-shirts are in stock
Buying a crash helmet; a Sump guide
Romney Marsh Classic Bike Jumble
New Goldtop silk scarf

Worst Netley Marsh autojumble ever?

New Kawasaki W800 buyers guide
Bonhams Beaulieu 2015 results
Lord Edward Montagu: 1926 - 2015
Triumph's $2.9 million US recall fine
New Fab Four coffee table book
Dean Carroll Jones: 1931 - 2015
Harley-Davidson test ride competition
Still awaiting your Skully AR-1 lid?
Two rare Italians headed for Stafford
Sump BAD-ASS T-shirt coming soon
Who the hell can you trust anymore?
Austel Pullman 1300 combo to sell
Oldtimer Motoren Museum
£4m government grant for Norton
BSH sells out to Mortons Media
Sammy Miller Run August 2015


August 2015 Classic Bike News

Jake Robbins Royal Enfield custom

Music we love: Everyday Robots

Ebay: Rare 1956 250cc Indian Brave

For sale: Ex-display team TRW?
91 English & Welsh courts to close?

"Tougher and darker" HDs for 2016

Yvonne "Bat Girl" Craig: 1937 – 2015

Confederate P51 Combat Fighter
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Cheffins Harrogate Sale August 2015
Lambeth Council bans nitrous oxide
TRF's £10,000 green lane appeal
Harley Street 750 set for Sept launch
Trouble: Triumph bobber on Ebay
Great new T-shirt designs from Sump
George Edward Cole: 1925 - 2015
Sammy Miller at Donington Classic
185,272 Harley Baggers recalled
Fifth Classic Car Boot Sale, London
Mecum Harrisburg results Aug 2015
Mecum Monterey Sale August 2015
Ace Cafe Beijing has opened
Free disc locks courtesy of the Met Police


July 2015 Classic Bike News

Where BSAs Dare

Rare 1912 Pierce at Netley
7 pence per minute to talk Triumph
Cheffins Cambridge Sale: 25th July
Matchless sunglasses: "Only £299"

Cool BSA Bantam diesel special
Brighton Speed Trials 2015 reminder
New Royal Enfield despatch bikes
M.A.D X-ray Art Exhibition Matchless
1964 Speed Twin bobber on eBay
Chris Squire: 1948 - 2015
Movies we love: Smokescreen (1964)
Road race & exhibition for the gents


June 2015 Classic Bike News

Christopher Lee: 1922 - 2015

Triumph Motorcycles: 1937 - Today

News about Roy Bacon

France bans earphones on the road

Road deaths up: first rise for 14 years

Daniel Patrick Macnee: 1922 - 2015

Tri-Cor is now Andy Gregory

Matchless-Vickers to stay in Britain

Samsung truck video safety tech

First middle lane "road hogger" fined

Brando's Electra Glide to auction

Pulford® wax cotton jacket, in "sand"

James "Hansi" Last: 1929 - 2015

Suzuki's UK café culture campaign

Disappointing Historics June Sale

DVLA "paperless counterpart" fiasco

Classic face masks, Boken style

Vibrating steering wheel idea for dozy drivers


 

May 2015 Classic Bike News

Council streetlight switch-off warning

Twinkle: 1948 - 2015

Historics' Brooklands sale draws near

Classic bikes for sale reminder
Hope Classic Rally: all for charity
Riley "BB" King: 1925 - 2015
Grace Lee Whitney: 1930 - 2015
Stondon Museum April sale results
RE buys Harris Performance Products
Geoff Duke: 1923 - 2015
Classic Motorcycle Restoration and Maintenance
NMM's winter raffle winner details
Stafford Sale: "£2,262,109: 86% sold"


April 2015 Classic Bike News
Norman Hyde polished T100 headers

Cheffins Cambridge Sale results

Harley's "Job of a lifetime" winner details

John Stuart Bloor is now a billionaire

BSMC Show, Tobacco Dock, London

"Rusty Blue" Route 66 motorcycle kit

Erik Buell Racing closes its doors

One of the Love Bugs is up for sale
Ronnie Carroll: 1934 - 2015
Sixty museum bikes to be auctioned
Goldtop classic fleece-lined gauntlets
Harley-Davidson Kansas lay-offs
Mecum's Walker Sign Collection results


March 2015 Classic Bike News

Ted Simon's website is "hacked by Isis"
Frank Perris: 1931 - 2015
ULEZ Zone charges for motorcycles
We're all down with a nasty disease
Eric "Shaw" Taylor: 1924 - 2015
E J Cole Collection at Mecum's

Rare 500cc Linto for Duxford Sale
Classic Car Boot Sale final reminder
DfT road safety website is to be axed
Autocom GPS bike tracker is "coming soon"
Jem Marsh: 1930 - 2015
New Triumph Thruxton book from Panther Publishing

New drug-driving regulations are here

HMS Sump is torpedoed!
New £350,000 Jensen GT for 2016

RE Continental GT, soon in black


February 2015 Classic Bike News

Lincoln bans legal highs in public places

Leonard Simon Nimoy: 1931 - 2015

Cheffins Cambridge Sale: Apr 2015

Race Retro Feb 2015 auction results
£4.7 million grant for Brooklands

Full size "Airfix" motorcycle kits
Two Francis-Barnett bikes "launched"
Gerry Lloyd Wells: 1929 - 2014

Harley-Davidson's "dream job" offer
Road accidents & preventable events
The velocity of money? What's that?
ACA auction Saturday 7th March 2015
Sump's new road safety stickers
Kickback Stoneleigh to be televised


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January 2015 Classic Bike News

1948 Land Rover manufacture exhibit
UK Triumph Scrambler sales jump
Mecum Kissimmee Sale results
Ikon Basix shock absorbers
Sump BSA M20 metal sign—£14.99
Another great Marlboro Man has snuffed it

Mixed Bonham results at Las Vegas
Stolen Norton appeal for information
The Reunion by Jack Elgos
VMCC December 2014 raffle winner
Brian Horace Clemens: 1931 - 2015
Metal classic bike signs from Sump
Rod Taylor: 1930 - 2015
Derek Minter: 1932 - 2015
Tiernan's looking for a Flea crate
Jerry Lee Lewis Duo Glide to sell
"Killer drivers" sentencing review
Harley-Davidson recalls 19,000 bikes
Cutaway engine bonanza at Bonhams


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Redesigned Sump Triumph T-shirt

 

Look back, move ahead. That's the slogan. We've used this line before for our Triumph 865 T-shirt, and we've already got a Bonneville design tee in the catalogue very similar to this one. What we've done here is to combine the two and create a more "generic" Triumph T-shirt that will suit guys or gals who ride T120/T140 Bonnies, T150/T160 Tridents, 5Ts, 3Ts 6Ts or what have you. But why did we do it? Because a couple of Sumpster's fairly recently emailed and indirectly asked for it, and another Sumpster said something similar about a year ago. [More...]

 

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In a world of increasingly lousy telephone service, it's nice to bump into someone (so to speak) who can (a) actually pick up the receiver in a timely manner, (b) speak nicely and politely, (c) listen carefully to the question, (d) offer clear advice and support, and (e) suggest a suitable product at a very agreeable price.

 

We're talking about Tina at Welders Warehouse Ltd in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, the first recipient of the newly created Sump Award for Great Service. [More...]

 

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Ural's 2016 Dark Force combination

 

Talk about desperate marketing. Or is it really just very shrewd marketing? You can decide for yourself after you have a gander at Ural's latest scheme to rope in a few more buyers for its increasingly dated looking 749cc flat twin shafties (and, we might add, "increasingly dated" isn't necessarily a bad thing). As you've probably surmised, this outfit is clearly hoping to cash in on the latest Star Wars movie, and it plans to do that by appealing to your dark side. [More...]

 

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Wheelrider project seeks backers

 

We've received an interesting email from a guy named Stefano Mangini who's been 28 years in the saddle and is looking for backers for his 21st century motorcycle top box project. It's called Wheelrider, and it's a purpose-built wheeled carrier that you can quickly and safely remove from your bike, pull out a handle, and drag to the airport. Once there, or even en route, you can charge your phone or tablet with a built in solar cell, and this box will apparently fit standard size aircraft luggage lockers.  [More...]

 

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Andy Tiernan's 2016 calendar

 

Classic Bike dealer Andy Tiernan is making us feel old. Just the other day we were running a news item on his 2013 calendar. Earlier this morning we ran a piece about his 2014 offering. A couple of hours ago we were up to 2015. And now we've arrived at two-oh-one-six. That's how it seems anyway; our lives flying by like ... well, like pages falling off a calendar. [More...]

 

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A blue plaque for Triumph  founder

 

It's taken a long time, but Triumph founder Siegfried Bettmann has finally been awarded a blue plaque. Or perhaps we should say a "commemorative" plaque.

 

Why? Because there are numerous "blue plaque" schemes in the UK, and for some people, it's only the English Heritage plaques that count. All the rest are considered ... well, pretenders. But no doubt The Coventry Society, which is behind this particular plaque, would disagree.  [More...]

 

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Victory Ignition Concept bike

 

Victory Ignition Concept custom bike

 

Meet 54-year old Urs Urbacher. He's a Swiss drag racer and custom bike builder who's got something or other to do with Project 156 which, we think, involves a new V-twin engine or something from Victory Motorcycles.

 

If we sound vague about this, it's because we've been struggling to untangle the message embedded in a wordy and therefore tedious Victory Motorcycles press release, and we've given up with it. That's pretty normal these days: emails getting dumped into our inbox telling us something about someone who did something or other to something else and ... well, it will be in the shops soon if and when we figure out a price.  [More...]

 

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Matlock Bath Mining Museum appeal

 

Miners, Mills, Mineral Waters and Motorbikes. That's the name of a new exhibition at The Mining Museum in Matlock Bath, Derbyshire. Sounds like an unlikely title for an exhibition. But it might have something to with the convenient alliteration. It could perhaps equally have been Miners, Mills, Mineral Waters and Macaroni. Or Miners, Mills, Mineral Waters and Malapropisms. But motorbikes are more interesting. And anyway, bikes are largely what Matlock Bath is currently famous for.  [More...]

 

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Swedish Italians head for France

 

Eighteen bikes from the MC Collection Motorcycle Museum in Stockholm, Sweden are to be auctioned by Bonhams at its Paris Grand Palais Sale on 4th February 2016.

 

The museum was founded in 1999 by Christer R Christensson and backed by motorcycle historian Ove Johansson (how comes all these foreigners have funny names, huh?). Bonhams reckon that it's the first time the museum has offered any of its collection for sale, which doesn't strike us as a very interesting fact. But you might see it differently.  [More...]

 

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Side view assist tech from Bosch

 

We've got it into our heads that we've seen this gizmo before someplace, but we can't remember where. Or when. A more basic device was used in the 1957 Robert Mitchum movie, The Enemy Below in which Mitchum is a US destroyer captain playing potentially lethal cat-and-mouse "games" with submarine commander Curt Jurgens. We might have seen it there. Or maybe it was simply in one of those occasional press releases that comes down the wire and gets accidentally deleted.

 

It happens.

 

Except that this new system by Bosch has more to do with the enemy at your side, notably vehicles that creep into your blind spots while your attention is distracted by, say, a particularly foxy female (or whatever) and lurks there waiting for you to carelessly/blithely change lanes or hang a sudden left. [More...]

 

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The "Girl with the diamond tears" gazes uncertainly over DB's shoulder. You can't see her other hand, but we think she's feeling for a pulse. Or maybe a wallet.

 

David Beckham's Outlaw movie

 

You have to see this to believe it, and you might not believe it even then. But be warned; if you suffer from asthma, or any disease of the nervous system, or have a heart condition, or have eaten within the last 24 hours, or owe us money, DO NOT VIEW THIS footage. It was uploaded to YouTube in September (2015), but we've only just sobered up and spotted it, so we're treating it as news.

 

It's the most cringe-worthy performance we've seen since ex-Labour leader Neil Kinnock's 1992 "We're alright!" rush of blood to the head moment. It's supposed to be a kind of surreal modernist spaghetti western tale about a cardboard Evel Knievel character, and it's embedded in a promotional vehicle for Belstaff (which, as a clothing brand, is currently about as cool as a warm day in Hades).  [More...]

 

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New Triumph Speed Triple for 2016

 

It looks better than ever. That's our first impression, and Triumph Motorcycles has way too much at stake to screw this up. So we're convinced that the 2016 Speed Triple will perform better, ride slicker provide more rider feedback and will find itself in the hands and garages of a lot of fans.  [More...]

 

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Steve McQueen's 1952 Chevrolet camper van

Steve McQueen's Chevy camper van

 

Is interest in the late Hollywood actor Steve McQueen ever going to wane? It doesn't seem so. As with the relentless and morbid fascination with Elvis, or the Titanic, or John Lennon, the legend just grows and grows, and there's no end of stuff being dredged from the Atlantic or rediscovered in a cardboard box at Sun Studios or found under a desk at Abbey Road.

 

Right now it's Steve McQueen's custom built 1952 Chevrolet camper van. Known as "Dust Tite", this vehicle was built by a guy named Harold Van Hoosen. We don't know anything about Van Hoosen, and we wonder if the name is real or a sly play on words ("van" and "Hoosen", like "house"?). Makes you think, huh? But a plaque on the truck reads: Northern Sheet Metal, Yreka, California (ex-gold mining town at the top end of the state).

 

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Down and Out Cafe Racers T100 Bonneville

 

Kickback Show London Dec 2015

 

You don't have to be a Chelsea fan to make a pilgrimage to Stamford Bridge football ground. That's because there are more interesting things going on there than watching a bunch of sweaty and overpaid blokes kick a piece of leather around.  [More...]

 

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George Barris customiser

 

George Barris: 1925 - 2015

 

His most famous creation was the Batmobile as used in the 1960s Batman TV series featuring Adam West (as the caped crusader) and Burt Ward (as Robin, the Boy Wonder). But there was a lot more than that to top US auto customiser George Barris who has died aged 89 just shy of his 90th birthday.

 

A Chicagoan, he was born George Salapatas, the son of a Greek immigrant. Following the early death of his parents in 1928, George and his brother Sam moved to Los Angeles. From a very early age, the boys were involved in car modification. Their first creation is said to have been a 1925 Buick.  [More...]

 

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1959-Triumph T120 Bonneville

 

NMM to rafffle a 1959 T120 Bonnie

 

The National Motorcycle Museum (courtesy of Carl Fogarty) has just drawn the winning ticket in its April 2015 - October 2015 raffle for a Vincent "Shadowised" Rapide (see Sump May 2015). That bike was won by a guy named Phillip Tingle with ticket number 1574620. We've actually jumped the gun on this and can't tell you from where in the world Phillip Tingle hails (the official announcement isn't until next week, so pretend you haven't read this).  [More...]

 

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Royal Enfield splined clutch drums from Burton Bike Bits

 

Royal Enfield splined clutch drums

 

These are new from Burton Bike Bits and are suitable for:

 

Royal Enfield 350/500 Bullet
Indian Bullet 350/500 1950-2006
Royal Enfield 500 Twin
Royal Enfield 500 Meteor Minor
Royal Enfield 700 Super Meteor
Royal Enfield 700 Constellation

 

The stock clutch drums are cast iron, whereas these drums are manufactured from a weight-saving aluminium alloy and are a direct replacement—but you'll need to upgrade to splined clutch plates which will give you a smoother clutch action.  [More...]

 

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John Bonham Triumph chopper

 

"Led Zeppelin" chop sold at auction

 

Led Zeppelin chop? That's what a lot of folk are calling it, anyway. But more accurately, this was the 650cc Triumph T120 chopper that once belonged to Led Zeppelin drummer, John Bonham (31st May 1948 – 25th September 1980).

 

John Bonham died after a prolonged drinking binge. But like a lot of young men during the 1960s and 1970s, he caught the chopper bike bug and bought this one from Burbank Customs in California. In fact, we understand that the other three members of Zeppelin also commissioned Triumph customs from the same source (but we haven't been able to confirm this information).  [More...]

 

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Have you seen this Ford Mustang?

 

Now rack your brains, good citizens, because this car could have been purloined at any time since 1995. The Hertfordshire Fuzz is said to be seeking information on its whereabouts which by now could be anywhere in the galaxy. It's said to be worth around £1,000.

 

Sounds amusing perhaps, but there are a couple of sad aspects to this tale of modern thievery. The first is that the Ford Motor Company had the temerity to tarnish the hallowed Mustang name with this ugly and emasculated second generation "pony" car.  [More...]

 

 

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Bonhams Hendon Sale Dec 2015

 

Auction house Bonhams will be flogging a few motorcycles at its 10th December 2015 sale to be held at the Royal Air Force Museum at Hendon, North London. There's nothing to get excited about here. In fact, at present there are just five motorcycle lots.

 

Specifically we're looking at a:

 

1934 Scott 498cc Flying Squirrel, est: £4,000 - £5,000 (image above)

1926 AJS 350cc Model G6 'Big Port, est: £7,000 -  £10,000 (image below)
1953 Triumph 498cc Speed Twin, est: £7,000 - £8,000
1981 Triumph 744cc T140 Bonneville Royal Wedding, est: £4,000 - 6,000
c.1940 Ariel 348cc W/NG, est: £2,500 - £3,500

 

 

There are eleven classic car lots; ten of which are four wheelers, and one of which is a Morgan three-wheeler. Some more lots will possibly be consigned as November passes into December. But that's the position as of today (3rd November 2015). These images are courtesy of Bonhams.

 

If you're in the vicinity, the RAF Museum is an afternoon well spent. It ain't Duxford, but it's a more intimate place, and you're not so overwhelmed by the number and scale of the exhibits.  [More...]

 

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Hayley Mills and Hywel Bennett. Excellent performances from two of Britain's top actors of the 1960s. McCartney's soundtrack is, in its way, as good as anything the Beatles ever wrote. Well, almost.

 

Movies we love: The Family Way

 

If you're into classic British movies and classic British motorcycles, you can have both in the 1966 Boulting Brothers' production of The Family Way, the movie version of Bill Naughton's play, All in good time. That's what we'll be watching tonight.

 

Starring Hayley Mills, Hywel Bennett, John Mills, Marjorie Rhodes and Murray Head, this top notch ensemble of British acting talent is ably supported by the likes of Avril Angers, Barry Foster, and Diana Coupland.

 

Set in the early 1960s, and largely filmed in the northern cities of Bolton and Rochdale, The Family Way is a tale of newly married Jenny Piper (Hayley Mills) and Arthur Fitton (Hywel Bennett) who are (ahem) unable to consummate their marriage.  [More...]

 

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Bonhams 2016 Las Vegas line-up

 

The date will be 7th January 2016. That's when Bonhams will be holding its 8th Annual Las Vegas Sale at Bally's Hotel & Casino in the brightest city on earth (as viewed from space, and not necessarily anything to do with local intellectual prowess—no disrespect intended to the good citizens of Las Vegas).

 

We've been sent some teaser images intended to make us all reach for our wallets. But around here, we're just poor boys and girls. However, we know that some of you Sumpsters have a bob or two stashed in boxes under your beds, so check out these very desirable mo'sickles and see what tickles your carburettor. [More...]

 

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Triumph's new Bonneville line-up

 

These are the bikes that most die-hard Bonneville fans have long awaited; a brand new, built-from-the-ground-up generation of liquid-cooled, DOHC parallel twins with some serious grunt, up-to-the-minute riding enhancement systems, and the classic style that Triumph made its own decades ago.  [More...]

 

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Triumph Motorcycles has just announced the launch of 5 new Bonnevilles for 2016. There are two new T120s, a Street Twin, and two Thruxton models. But are they just warmed-over old stock, or genuinely new?

Well, Triumph tells us that not a single part on the new bikes is the same as anything you'll find on the old models (except perhaps the tyres).

These new contenders will be available as either 900cc or 1200cc parallel twins. All are DOHC and liquid-cooled. All have fuel injection. All feature four-valves-per-cylinder. All are offering ride-by-wire-technology, ABS and traction control. Oodles of extras will (naturally) be available. But no prices have yet been announced. In terms of looks, these new Bonnies are far more faithful in design to the 1960s and 1970s machines. We're expecting Triumph to sell, sell, sell. Watch this space for updates on these bikes. See main Triumph story on this page below.

 

























































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