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Posts By Alan Cathcart

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Throwback Thursday | Exactweld Yamaha TZ250 GP Racer
3 weeks ago

Throwback Thursday | Exactweld Yamaha TZ250 GP Racer

The current globalisation of road racing means that, in almost every country of the world, in every class, the same identikit array of Supersomethings line up on the grid to …
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Two-Stroke Tuesday | The Maxton Dugdale TZ385 Story
1 month ago

Two-Stroke Tuesday | The Maxton Dugdale TZ385 Story

Fifty years ago this year, 1974, saw a momentous transition in 500GP racing, marking the last time a four-stroke – meaning MV Agusta, courtesy of the late Phil Read – …
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1974 Maxton Dugdale Yamaha TZ385 racer test | Throwback Thursday
1 month ago

1974 Maxton Dugdale Yamaha TZ385 racer test | Throwback Thursday

Back in the days before anyone dreamed Yamaha two-strokes would be venerated as prized collectables, the Dugdale Maxton Yamaha TZ385, that 50 years ago this year took Charlie Williams to …
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Indian Challenger Racer Review | King of the Baggers Test
2 months ago

Indian Challenger Racer Review | King of the Baggers Test

Down the years I’ve been privileged to track-test a vast array of different road racers, from dozens of factory MotoGP and 500GP bikes, through countless World Superbike contenders, to numerous …
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Dr. John Wittner’s Moto Guzzi 8V Racer Test | Throwback Thursday
3 months ago

Dr. John Wittner’s Moto Guzzi 8V Racer Test | Throwback Thursday

Il Dottore leaving us will be felt not only in the USA, where the bikes he created were raced successfully to three AMA National titles in the 1980s by the …
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Indian Super Hooligan Review | Cathcart Tests The Indian FTR Racer
4 months ago

Indian Super Hooligan Review | Cathcart Tests The Indian FTR Racer

Indian Motorcycle recently announced a limited edition 300-off 2024 version of its FTR 1200 model, inspired by its success in winning MotoAmerica’s Super Hooligan racing series in both …
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1949 Vincent Black Lightning Test | Throwback Thursday
4 months ago

1949 Vincent Black Lightning Test | Throwback Thursday

More than 70 years ago the Vincent Black Shadow delivered the most performance from a street legal series production vehicle that money could buy – on two wheels, or four. …
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Throwback Thursday: Moto Martin Suzuki GSX1100, Racer Test
5 months ago

Throwback Thursday: Moto Martin Suzuki GSX1100, Racer Test

The French hearted and Japanese boned Moto Martin Suzuki GSX1100 has found it’s home down-under racing in the heavily competitive Post-Classic Unlimited Period 5 class. I was lucky enough to …
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Throwback Thursday: 2003 Hodgson Ducati 999 F03, Racer Test
6 months ago

Throwback Thursday: 2003 Hodgson Ducati 999 F03, Racer Test

Ducati’s reassertion of its WorldSBK supremacy in 2022-23, with double title wins for Bautista after the Italian factory went a decade without any championship success, prompts a look in the …
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Interview: Neil Hodgson Chats About His WorldSBK Ducati 999 F03
6 months ago

Interview: Neil Hodgson Chats About His WorldSBK Ducati 999 F03

Tearing himself away from the beach for a couple of hours to watch my flawed efforts to imitate his impressive performance during the 2003 season aboard the Ducati 999 F03, …
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