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Throwback Thursday: 25 Years, The Drysdale 750 V8
7 days 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
1 month 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
2 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
2 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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Throwback Thursday! Bartol 250cc GP Racer
2 months ago

Throwback Thursday! Bartol 250cc GP Racer

Jocular and modest, but focused and determined, Austrian Harald Bartol was one of the top two-stroke tuners in the GP paddock up until the demise of the 125GP class in …
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Throwback Thursday: 1984 Chevallier Honda RS500 GP Racer
3 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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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4 months 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
4 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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