Classic Motorcycle Mechanics


Have you bought a bike from a dealer-cum-classic bike specialist?

Was it a positive experience or something you’ll not be repeating any time soon? Dealers seem to polarise opinion with many classic enthusiasts simply because they (the buyers) somehow believe dealers shouldn’t be charging the prices they do. And

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