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Throwback Thursday: 1988 FIOR 500-4, Racer Test
5 months ago

Throwback Thursday: 1988 FIOR 500-4, Racer Test

In the late 1980s there was a widening gap between 500GP racing’s haves, and have-nots – which is to say, between the works V4s, including the fledgling Italian Cagiva team, …
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Classic Racer Test: 1968 Drixton Honda 500
6 months ago

Classic Racer Test: 1968 Drixton Honda 500

The chance to ride the genuine original ex-Terry Dennehy 500cc Drixton Honda now once again owned by Herman Timman, the man who won the 1972 Dutch 500cc Championship on the …
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Throwback Thursday: History: Dennehy Drixton Honda 500
6 months ago

Throwback Thursday: History: Dennehy Drixton Honda 500

It’s very unlikely that any other Japanese-engined Classic era road racer has been replicated as frequently around the world as the twin-cylinder Drixton Honda. A classic motorcycle race meeting isn’t …
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Throwback Thursday: RGB Wasp Thunderbike Racer
7 months ago

Throwback Thursday: RGB Wasp Thunderbike Racer

Wasp Motorcycles founder Robin Rhind-Tutt was born in 1941, in the same house in England’s Wiltshire countryside he was still living in when he died in 2019, aged 78, along …
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Speed Triple Tech: Model history & RR’s Ohlins Electronic Suspension explained
8 months ago

Speed Triple Tech: Model history & RR’s Ohlins Electronic Suspension explained

The Triumph Speed Triple marks everything that the brand set out to achieve since its restart to production back in 1991. Topping the Triumph range for three decades, the Speed …
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Review: 2022 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR
8 months ago

Review: 2022 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR

Ever since John Bloor relaunched Britain’s legendary Triumph marque in 1991 with a range of three- and four-cylinder motorcycles that dared to target Japan Inc. head on, Triumph has always …
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Feature: Valentino Rossi’s 2004 Title Winning YZF-M1, Tech & Development
9 months ago

Feature: Valentino Rossi’s 2004 Title Winning YZF-M1, Tech & Development

Yamaha’s first YZF-M1 MotoGP racer produced back in 2002 had measured 920cc, because the company’s original concept for the bike was to make it narrow and small, with a good …
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Throwback Thursday: Valentino Rossi’s 2004 YZF-M1
9 months ago

Throwback Thursday: Valentino Rossi’s 2004 YZF-M1

Valentino Rossi’s deservedly acclaimed 2004 triumph in handing Yamaha its first premier-class GP Riders’ World Championship in 12 years, achieved just what he’d said he aimed to do when he …
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Interview: Bob Rosenthal on the Team Avon Yamaha XS1100
10 months ago

Interview: Bob Rosenthal on the Team Avon Yamaha XS1100

Melbourne-based Bob Rosenthal was a prominent member of the army of recruits turned out by the mythical Australian rider factory, that in the 1970s produced the gifted riders of the …
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Throwback Thursday: Team Avon XS1100 Castrol Six Hour Winner
10 months ago

Throwback Thursday: Team Avon XS1100 Castrol Six Hour Winner

A little over four decades ago Yamaha finally won a major International road race with a four-stroke motorcycle for the very first time. Jim Budd and Roger Heyes teamed up …
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