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Classic – 60s to 80s

Two-Stroke Tuesday | The Maxton Dugdale TZ385 Story
1 week ago

Two-Stroke Tuesday | The Maxton Dugdale TZ385 Story

Fifty years ago this year, 1974, saw a momentous transition in 500GP racing, marking the last time a four-stroke – meaning MV Agusta, courtesy of the late Phil Read – …
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1974 Maxton Dugdale Yamaha TZ385 racer test | Throwback Thursday
2 weeks ago

1974 Maxton Dugdale Yamaha TZ385 racer test | Throwback Thursday

Back in the days before anyone dreamed Yamaha two-strokes would be venerated as prized collectables, the Dugdale Maxton Yamaha TZ385, that 50 years ago this year took Charlie Williams to …
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1974 Kawasaki H1 500 | Throwback Thursday, Classic
3 weeks ago

1974 Kawasaki H1 500 | Throwback Thursday, Classic

I’m used to riding the latest and greatest bikes all the time, so my idea was to buy something for myself that I was less likely to lose my licence …
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Throwback Thursday: Julian Soper’s Hadleigh Honda 750
8 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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MIRA Files: Putting The Motorcycles Of 1973 To The Test
10 months ago

MIRA Files: Putting The Motorcycles Of 1973 To The Test

Europe was going through dramatic changes with their motorcycle manufacturing in 1973, Japan had well and truly proved that they could match and best the bikes of the Western world. …
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Throwback Thursday! Ducati Pantah 500 Racer
10 months ago

Throwback Thursday! Ducati Pantah 500 Racer

Dave Ward, the owner of this 1980 Ducati Pantah 500 race bike, is the proprietor of Moto Italia workshop. Moto Italia specialise in all things Italian – from servicing to …
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Throwback Thursday: MotoBi Sei Tiranti 250, Racer Test
12 months ago

Throwback Thursday: MotoBi Sei Tiranti 250, Racer Test

MotoBi, born out of a family dispute between the Benelli brothers before being absolved by the Benelli brand and brought to success in racing at the hands of Primo Zanzani. …
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Throwback Thursday: The History Of MotoBi
12 months ago

Throwback Thursday: The History Of MotoBi

Even by the standards of Italy’s etceterini array of little-known marques back in the 1950s, MotoBi is an obscure subplot to the ongoing soap opera that the ever-changing panorama of …
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Throwback Thursday: 1975 Laverda 3C 1000, Racer Test
1 year ago

Throwback Thursday: 1975 Laverda 3C 1000, Racer Test

Massimo Laverda had a finger on the pulse of the motorcycle market, leading other companies in making bikes people wanted to buy. We dive into Laverda’s 3C 1000 triple – …
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Laverda 3C 1000: Starting Marco Lucchinelli’s Career, Where Are The Spaceframes Now?
1 year ago

Laverda 3C 1000: Starting Marco Lucchinelli’s Career, Where Are The Spaceframes Now?

Future 500GP World Champion Marco Lucchinelli began racing internationally on the Laverda 3C 1000 at just 20 years old in 1975 – an arrangement that happened almost by accident… Laverda …
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