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Interview: Bob Rosenthal on the Team Avon Yamaha XS1100
2 weeks ago

Interview: Bob Rosenthal on the Team Avon Yamaha XS1100

Melbourne-based Bob Rosenthal was a prominent member of the army of recruits turned out by the mythical Australian rider factory, that in the 1970s produced the gifted riders of the …
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Throwback Thursday: Team Avon XS1100 Castrol Six Hour Winner
3 weeks ago

Throwback Thursday: Team Avon XS1100 Castrol Six Hour Winner

A little over four decades ago Yamaha finally won a major International road race with a four-stroke motorcycle for the very first time. Jim Budd and Roger Heyes teamed up …
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Throwback Thursday: Sanvenero 500 GP Racer
2 months ago

Throwback Thursday: Sanvenero 500 GP Racer

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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Interview: Kevin Magee on the Bob Brown Ducati
3 months ago

Interview: Kevin Magee on the Bob Brown Ducati

Victorian Kevin Magee lays valid claim to being “the world’s most versatile road racer of the modern era”, as the only man to have won World Championship rounds in the …
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Throwback Thursday: Bob Brown Ducati 851 F1 Pantah
3 months ago

Throwback Thursday: Bob Brown Ducati 851 F1 Pantah

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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Throwback Thursday: TSR Honda AC90M X-Formula Endurance Racer
4 months ago

Throwback Thursday: TSR Honda AC90M X-Formula Endurance Racer

Exactly 20-years ago the hotly contested experimental X-Formula class was flourishing in Japan with stunning machines from the likes of Moto Bum, Harc Pro and Yoshimura. With one stand-out that …
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Review: 2021 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS
8.5
4 months ago

Review: 2021 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS

Triumph Motorcycles owner John Bloor, and son Nick who heads the company these days, are known for being discreet let-the-product-speak-for-itself industrialists, who largely disdain the kind of marketing hype that …
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Throwback Thursday: LCR-Krauser Sidecar
4 months ago

Throwback Thursday: LCR-Krauser Sidecar

I really ought to have known better than to get myself talked into doing it again. I mean – how many times in your life do you have to be …
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Tech History: The Swissauto ELF 500 GP Racer
5 months ago

Tech History: The Swissauto ELF 500 GP Racer

At a time when Ducati and Aprilia have now been joined by fellow-Eurobrand KTM in taking the fight for MotoGP supremacy to the three Japanese factories in 2021, it’s timely …
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Throwback Thursday: The 1996 ELF Swissauto 500 ROC
5 months ago

Throwback Thursday: The 1996 ELF Swissauto 500 ROC

This month Alan continues on his journey of riding the most legendary two-stroke GP 500s of the past. This time it is the utra trick, 190hp, 129kg Swissauto ELF 500 …
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