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1949 Vincent Black Lightning Test | Throwback Thursday
3 days ago

1949 Vincent Black Lightning Test | Throwback Thursday

More than 70 years ago the Vincent Black Shadow delivered the most performance from a streetlegal series production vehicle that money could buy – on two wheels, or four. Officially …
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Throwback Thursday: Moto Martin Suzuki GSX1100, Racer Test
1 month 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
3 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
3 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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Throwback Thursday: Britten Aero-D-One V1000, Racer Test
3 months ago

Throwback Thursday: Britten Aero-D-One V1000, Racer Test

John Britten was best known for his V1000 creation, which to this day is still one of the wildest motorcycles to grace the international road racing stages. Proving he was …
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TBT Feature: John Britten, New Zealand’s Engineering Genuis
3 months ago

TBT Feature: John Britten, New Zealand’s Engineering Genuis

The words ‘genius’ and tragedy’ are often overstated, but it is beyond question that John Britten was an engineering genius, and that his death from skin cancer in September 1995, …
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Throwback Thursday: Julian Soper’s Hadleigh Honda 750
5 months ago

Throwback Thursday: Julian Soper’s Hadleigh Honda 750

Britain’s 1970s short circuit racing scene saw fans enthralled by the no-prisoners warfare in the 501-1000cc Unlimited class races between a huge variety of different motorcycles. How can we forget …
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Throwback Thursday: Record Breaking Brough Superior Baby Pendine 750
6 months ago

Throwback Thursday: Record Breaking Brough Superior Baby Pendine 750

Brough Superior, founded in 1919, was the so-called Rolls-Royce of Motorcycles, the manufacturer of the world’s fastest, most desirable and exclusive motorcycles in the pre-WW2 era. Just days after the …
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Tech Talk: Record Breaking Brough Superior 750 Baby Pendine
6 months ago

Tech Talk: Record Breaking Brough Superior 750 Baby Pendine

Brough Superior are known for their pre-WW2 record breaking bikes. Back in 2013, I took a very special Brough Superior to the Bonneville Salt Flats in search of a record. …
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Feature: The Business History Of MV Agusta
7 months ago

Feature: The Business History Of MV Agusta

Though absent from Grand Prix racing’s premier class for the past 47 years, MV Agusta is still Europe’s most historic and successful racing marque. MV have changed owners a few …
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