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Inder side car on my Yamaha V Star

This is my own rig. Originally the Inder sidecar was fitted to a BMW R65 but after some years I separated the motorcycle and fitted this Yamaha V Star which is an extremely stable rig. The Inder is light weight good for general purpose but nothing like the off road capability of the Ural. I reckon you could drive a Ural through a brick wall and not even scratch the paint they are invincible and beautifully light. The reverse gear … Read More

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The Spitfire – BSA’s fastest twin bike

Starting its long journey back to what it once was. The Spitfire was BSA’s fastest twin ever. This is the export version which had a smaller glass tank compared to the one intended to stay at home in England. Would be very easy to swap the tank but I’ll keep it as it is……I’m not as traditional as I used to be. After many decades in the Arizona desert, this Spitfire will be returned to mint 1968 condition.… Read More

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A Sweet Little Machine

From Phil’s Notebook…

Okay, so its only developing 27.2 hp but what a fun little machine it is…..and oh so pretty!!

Feels as sold as a rock to ride and certainly not a sports machine but you can doodle around on it all day just smelling the roses.
 
I rode it out of Sydney in Friday afternoon peak hour traffic but once on the south west distributor it was clean sailing at 60 mph all the way home to
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SHARING TOP POSITIONS

From Phil’s Notebook…
 
Picked the big DR650 up from Sam at Bowral Motorcycles this afternoon and away I went. What fun is this???
 
The bike weighs in at just 147kg and feels incredibly light to ride. It eats bumpy roads and corners like it was on rails. I simply couldn’t stop riding it!
 
Then late afternoon I wheeled it into Dragon Motorcycles and sharing a few beers, Big Trev fitted my new Staintune exhaust system.
 
We
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Phil’s Wizz Around the States

From Phil’s Notebook…

I finally got myself free of the computer for a couple of weeks and flew off to the USA to visit a number of well known classic motorcycle men and women.

Jerry Doe and his lovely wife Ermina looked after me for a few days in Fullerton just south of LA and I had a great time. No one knows exactly what Jerry does…..but he tells us he does it very well.((-:
 
Actually Jerry built my
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Welcome to our website

Highlands Classics

Welcome to our new website. Highlands Classics is all about Motorcycles.

We along with our partners can help out with motorcycle related things such as repairs, regular maintenance, sales and much more. We are located at:

18 Oxley Drive
Mittagong, New South Wales 2575,
Australia

Phone: +61 2 4872 1327

Don’t hesitate contacting us if you need help with your motorcycle…… Read More

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Mary gets a ride

HC_blog_garage Mary next door (now aged 91) was a bit cranky because she said she’d lost her view of the distant mountain from her back porch with the creation of my new motorcycle shed. I felt pretty bad, I hadn’t even thought of Mary’s porch view when we designed the roof. But when I spoke to her son, he said I would have had to have no roof at all for Mary to still see the mountain from her porch. He … Read More

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