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Throwback Thursday: 1984 Chevallier Honda RS500 GP Racer
2 weeks ago

Throwback Thursday: 1984 Chevallier Honda RS500 GP Racer

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 Interview: Alan Cathcart Chats With Nori Haga, 2000 season and YZF-R7
1 month ago

Throwback Interview: Alan Cathcart Chats With Nori Haga, 2000 season and YZF-R7

The trackside banner displayed at Brands Hatch in front of 102,000 spectators in August 2000 said it all: “Nori-chan = Foggy #.2”! The massive British crowd had taken the Sultan …
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Throwback Thursday: Riding the amazing Nori Haga Yamaha YZF-R7 OW-02
1 month ago

Throwback Thursday: Riding the amazing Nori Haga Yamaha YZF-R7 OW-02

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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Review & Feature: MV Agusta Rush 1000
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1 month ago

Review & Feature: MV Agusta Rush 1000

Essentially a radically remodeled Brutale 1000 RR streetfighter, both courtesy of MV’s famed former progettista Adrian Morton, who recently left the firm after 16 years, the Rush is a still …
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Throwback Thursday: REG 250, the first twin-cylinder 250GP racer
2 months ago

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

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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Jack Findlay: A history lesson on the legend and his TZ750
2 months ago

Jack Findlay: A history lesson on the legend and his TZ750

Australian Jack Findlay was the privateer’s privateer – a man who epitomised the precarious existence of the band of self-funded, self-driven riders who peopled the grids of European road racing …
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Tech History: The Yamaha TZ750, Throwback Thursday…
2 months ago

Tech History: The Yamaha TZ750, Throwback Thursday…

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: Riding & History, the Van Veen Kreidler 50 GP Racer
3 months ago

Throwback Thursday: Riding & History, the Van Veen Kreidler 50 GP Racer

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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Throwback Thursday: Racer Test, Jack Findlay’s TZ750B
3 months ago

Throwback Thursday: Racer Test, Jack Findlay’s TZ750B

In recent Throwback Thursday editions, Alan has ridden the Roberts father and son 500s, the piston port YZR500 OW48R of Kenny Snr. and the 2000 XR89 Suzuki RGV500 winner of …
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Throwback Thursday: Kenny Roberts Snr. 1980 Yamaha YZR500
4 months ago

Throwback Thursday: Kenny Roberts Snr. 1980 Yamaha YZR500

Last week we published Alan’s test on the Kenny Roberts Jnr’s World 500cc Grand Prix title winning RGV500 XR89. Celebrating 20 years since the only father and son World Champions …
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