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Throwback Thursday: 1984 Chevallier Honda RS500 GP Racer

By  •  January 14, 2021

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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Throwback Thursday: Supercharged, riding the first Ninja H2

By  •  January 7, 2021

Getting the call from Kawasaki HQ five years ago, to let me know the Supercharged Ninja H2 was ready, was one of the highlights of my 20-year moto journo career. …
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Throwback Thursday: 2011 WSBK Castrol Honda

By  •  December 31, 2020

I rode seven bikes during my day at the test event at Portimao, held on the Monday after the final WSBK round of the 2011 season. Each test was an …
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Throwback Thursday: Riding the amazing Nori Haga Yamaha YZF-R7 OW-02

By  •  December 24, 2020

The bike you see here will bring back fond memories for many of you that were Haga SBK fans back in the day. It is widely held to be the …
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Throwback Thursday: ex John Kocinski Cagiva V593 GP500

By  •  December 17, 2020

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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Throwback Thursday: REG 250, the first twin-cylinder 250GP racer

By  •  December 10, 2020

Germany’s NSU Rennmax is widely credited with being the first twin-cylinder 250GP racer. But while the NSU dominated the GP scene in the early 1950s, it wasn’t the first quarter-litre …
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Tech History: The Yamaha TZ750, Throwback Thursday…

By  •  December 6, 2020

The TZ750 represented the most performance for the least money that the motorcycle world is ever likely to see. It dominated the Formula 750 class (see the test on Jack …
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Throwback Thursday: Twindian, homemade V4

By  •  December 3, 2020

In 1923, with no guides on how it needed to be put together or even a benchmark to aim for, skilled machinist Bill Arnold set out on a blind build …
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Throwback Thursday: All Original Restoration – Ducati 900 SS

By  •  November 26, 2020

The Ducati 900 SS was perhaps first introduced to Australia in the hands of Kenny Blake, when Australian Importer Ron Angel entered the Ducati ‘860 SS’ into the Easter Bathurst …
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Throwback Thursday: Riding & History, the Van Veen Kreidler 50 GP Racer

By  •  November 12, 2020

Born 1962, died 1989: that’s the inscription on the Tiddler racing tombstone. 30-years of GP competition with minuscule motorcycles, first with coffee cup-sized 50cc cylinders, then later with 80cc dimensions …
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