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Throwback Thursday: Eddie Lawson’s Cagiva V592, 30-Years On

By  •  August 4, 2022

On July 12th, 1992, a modern two-wheeled fairy-tale came true. In a brave and tactically brilliant display of wet-weather riding on a drying track, four-time World champion Eddie Lawson won …
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Two-stroke Tuesday: ex John Kocinski Cagiva V593 GP500

By  •  April 12, 2022

This world famous Cagiva V593 belonged to huge motorcycle fan and avid collector, Steve Byrne. The bike held a spot at Steve’s bar with Andrew Pitt’s world title winning ZX-6RR. …
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Feature: The Career Of Mat Mladin, Part One, MX to Tarmac

By  •  August 2, 2022

On March 10 1972, Carol & Mate Mladin welcomed Mat Mladin into the world at Camden Hospital, NSW, Australia. The proud parents didn’t know it at the time but their …
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Two-Stroke Tuesday: 2009 Yamaha TZ250 5KE GP Bike

By  •  June 14, 2022

I had ridden a 1991 TZ250 in a one-off ‘Stars of Tomorrow’ meeting at Lakeside in 1994 grabbing one of my early road race wins in the process and the …
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Two-stroke Tuesday: SuperSic World Champion Gilera RSA250 Test!

By  •  May 24, 2022

It hardly seems possible that it’s 10 years since super-talented Italian MotoGP ace Marco Simoncelli so sadly died aged just 24 in the Malaysian GP in Sepang on October 23, …
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Two-Stroke Tuesday: 1984 Chevallier Honda RS500 GP Racer

By  •  April 5, 2022

To defeat the Japanese teams by winning GPs with bikes you built yourself in a workshop attached to your house, fuelled by your wife’s home cooking and cups of coffee …
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Claude Fior: The Motorcycling Musketeer

By  •  March 15, 2022

Just over twenty years ago, on December 13, 2001, the motorcycle world lost one of its greatest free thinkers and most innovative engineers, when 46-year old Frenchman Claude Fior was …
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Throwback Thursday: 1988 FIOR 500-4, Racer Test

By  •  March 10, 2022

In the late 1980s there was a widening gap between 500GP racing’s haves, and have-nots – which is to say, between the works V4s, including the fledgling Italian Cagiva team, …
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Throwback Thursday: Sanvenero 500 GP Racer

By  •  September 9, 2021

Even by the standards of Italy’s etceterini array of little-known marques that have contested Grand Prix racing down the years, the meteoric rise to success from Sanvenero exactly 40 years …
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Throwback Thursday: Bob Brown Ducati 851 F1 Pantah

By  •  August 5, 2021

Any racebike which has had top people at both Honda and Ducati trying to ensure it disappeared from the racetrack at one time or another during its life, has to …
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