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Throwback Thursday: TSR Honda AC90M X-Formula Endurance Racer
3 weeks 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
2 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
2 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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Throwback Thursday: 2001 WSBK Benelli Tornado
3 months ago

Throwback Thursday: 2001 WSBK Benelli Tornado

This Benelli was the first motorcycle to take advantage of WSBK’s three-cylinder 900cc capacity class, joined in 2003 by Foggy Petronas. In June 2001 the 60,000 fans lining Misano racetrack …
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Throwback Thursday: 25 Years, The Drysdale 750 V8
3 months ago

Throwback Thursday: 25 Years, The Drysdale 750 V8

The Drysdale 750 V8 is an engineering masterpiece and an important part of Australia’s automotive history. When I rode it I didn’t know what to expect, but after a few …
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Throwback Thursday: 1956 Moto Guzzi 500 V8 GP Racer
4 months ago

Throwback Thursday: 1956 Moto Guzzi 500 V8 GP Racer

Ask any knowledgeable bike fan to nominate the most exotic, most desirable Grand Prix racer ever built, and the Moto Guzzi 500 V8 will be almost certainly be The One. …
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Tribute: Rider and Engineering mastermind, the late Peter Williams
5 months ago

Tribute: Rider and Engineering mastermind, the late Peter Williams

Peter Williams or “Pee Jay”, as he was known after his initials PJW, was 81 years old, and will be revered for his unique combined talents as an innovative designer, …
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Feature: Racer and Engineer, Harald Bartol
5 months ago

Feature: Racer and Engineer, Harald Bartol

For 1972 Harald Bartol acquired the ex-works Suzuki RZ64 twin on which Germany’s Dieter Braun had won the 1970 125cc World title, and Barry Sheene had finished a close runner-up …
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