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Retro – 80s to 2000s

Classic: Wayne Rainey 1990 Marlboro Yamaha YZR500
2 years ago

Classic: Wayne Rainey 1990 Marlboro Yamaha YZR500

Any readers over the age of 35-should have fond memories of watching Wayne Rainey make his magic happen on the best looking 500cc Grand Prix bike ever built – the …
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Classic Collectable: Honda VFR750R RC30, 1987-1990
2 years ago

Classic Collectable: Honda VFR750R RC30, 1987-1990

If any one motorcycle represents Honda’s commitment to winning on the racetrack, it’s the 33-year-old HRC developed RC30, a bike as sought after today as it was in its hey-day… …
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Classic Test: 1985 Suzuki RG500 Walter Wolf, Smokin’ Fun…
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2 years ago

Classic Test: 1985 Suzuki RG500 Walter Wolf, Smokin’ Fun…

The RG500 is already one of the most collectable bikes in the world but the Walter Wolf special, in particular this Japanese spec model, takes it up a notch. We …
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Retro Ride: Moriwaki Engineering Zephyr
2 years ago

Retro Ride: Moriwaki Engineering Zephyr

The Kawasaki Zephyr 1100 was a brilliant bike that really never took off the way it should have here in Australia or NZ, quickly replaced by the ZRX. However, if …
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Retro Ride: Built to WIn, Suzuki GSX-R750T SRAD
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2 years ago

Retro Ride: Built to WIn, Suzuki GSX-R750T SRAD

In 1996 Suzuki delivered its very first beam frame supersports 750. It was a radical step and one that took sportsbikes to another level. The SRAD 750 was faster, lighter, …
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Retro Racer: revisiting the Steve Martin #99 TBR Katana
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2 years ago

Retro Racer: revisiting the Steve Martin #99 TBR Katana

A chance to ride the TBR D&D QBE Suzuki Katana that Steve Martin has made so famous at the Phillip Island Classic a few years ago, along with the Giles …
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Custom Classic: Walka’s Harley EVO Jalopy
3 years ago

Custom Classic: Walka’s Harley EVO Jalopy

The first thing I noticed about Walka’s Jalopy is just how clean a build this is, with an exceptional attention to detail that extends right down to the customised rims, …
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Classic Racer: Suzuki GSX-R1100 Slabside
3 years ago

Classic Racer: Suzuki GSX-R1100 Slabside

I’ve always had a fascination for classic motorcycles and in particular, classic racing, and while I’m 60 now, go back 40 years and the best bike of the time was the …
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Tuning Tips: Pommie’s Yamaha RD350LC
3 years ago

Tuning Tips: Pommie’s Yamaha RD350LC

I was never really happy with the fuelling of my RD350LC, which was featured earlier in the year, and the reason I never bothered too much with jetting, was I …
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Custom: Extreme Creations Suzuki Katana 1100
4 years ago

Custom: Extreme Creations Suzuki Katana 1100

The Suzuki Katana is a cult classic, with a following the world over and styling so unique that it is part of the small group of bikes that are instantly …
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