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It’s with a heavy heart that we say good­bye to Jon Bent­man. JB has been a regular con­trib­u­tor to for a num­ber of years and his main road tests have been a main­stay of the mag. He is leav­ing for pas­tures new. Never know­ingly un­der-ver­bose, JB would never use one word when sev­eral would do (af­ter all, was pay­ing) and yet ev­ery sin­gle one of ’em punched above its weight, like a flabby bare-knuckle boxer way past his prime. With his in­ter­ests stretch­ing from 1970s ma­chines through to the 1990s as well as those aw­ful dirt-bike things, he had a breadth of knowl­edge that was un­ri­valled: at least un­til we find some one half his age and cost. You’ll see his penul­ti­mate piece for on the Kawasaki H1 in this is­sue and his fi­nal piece – on Honda’s VT500 in the Au­gust is­sue. JB, we wish you well mate!

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