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Throwback Thursday: REG 250, the first twin-cylinder 250GP racer
5 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
5 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…
5 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
6 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
7 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
8 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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Throwback Thursday: Kenny Roberts Jnr RGV500 XR89 Racer Test
8 months ago

Throwback Thursday: Kenny Roberts Jnr RGV500 XR89 Racer Test

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of Kenny Roberts Jnr’s World 500cc Grand Prix title and therefore, 20 years since history was made with the only father and son World …
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