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Throwback Thursday: Team Avon XS1100 Castrol Six Hour Winner
2 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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Classic Rides: 1972 Triumph X-75 Hurricane
4 months ago

Classic Rides: 1972 Triumph X-75 Hurricane

The actual Hurricane was based on the Triumph Trident of 1968, which also shares the same 744cc three-cylinder engine as the BSA Rocket III. While it wasn’t the best handling …
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Throwback Thursday! Bartol 250cc GP Racer
10 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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Two-Stroke Tuesday: Classic Ride Video, Yamaha RD400
11 months ago

Two-Stroke Tuesday: Classic Ride Video, Yamaha RD400

The mighty Yamaha RD400 was first released in 1975 and was the first production Japanese bike with mag wheels. The twin-cylinder two-stroke ran the quarter-mile in 14-seconds, making it just …
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Tech History: The Yamaha TZ750, Throwback Thursday…
12 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: All Original Restoration – Ducati 900 SS
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1 year ago

Throwback Thursday: All Original Restoration – Ducati 900 SS

The Ducati 900 SS was perhaps first introduced to Australia in the hands of Kenny Blake, when Australian Importer Ron Angel entered the Ducati ‘860 SS’ into the Easter Bathurst …
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Throwback Thursday: Riding & History, the Van Veen Kreidler 50 GP Racer
1 year 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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Classic: Ducati 900 Mike Hailwood Replica (MHR)
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1 year ago

Classic: Ducati 900 Mike Hailwood Replica (MHR)

Mike Soderland, a well known Sydney A grader and owner of Gowanloch Ducati, has built a tribute to Mike ‘The Bike’ Hailwood. It’s a gorgeous machine built by the Ducati …
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Classic Collectable: Kawasaki Z1300 Six
1 year ago

Classic Collectable: Kawasaki Z1300 Six

Six cylinder motorcycles are a rarity, a concept which despite a cult following from a more theoretical perspective has failed to become mainstream.

Unlike liquid-cooling and four-strokes the mighty six-cylinder …
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Classic Custom: Honda CB750 Four
1 year ago

Classic Custom: Honda CB750 Four

Erin’s awesome creations are renowned in custom classic circles and his latest project is yet another inspiring custom bike that combines one of the most iconic classic bikes with a dash …
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