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Throwback Thursday: Sanvenero 500 GP Racer
2 weeks ago

Throwback Thursday: Sanvenero 500 GP Racer

Even by the standards of Italy’s etceterini array of little-known marques that have contested Grand Prix racing down the years, the meteoric rise to success from Sanvenero exactly 40 years …
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Retro Ride: The Legendary Honda CBR900RR Fireblade
2 weeks ago

Retro Ride: The Legendary Honda CBR900RR Fireblade

I was 17 and in year 12 at high school when the first CBR900RR Fireblade was released. I had an RZ250FN at the time and I’d just started hanging out …
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Retro Rides: 1989 Yamaha TZR250 3MA Reverse-Cylinder
3 weeks ago

Retro Rides: 1989 Yamaha TZR250 3MA Reverse-Cylinder

Earlier this year I showed you the RZV500R and my RG500 resto jobs. Well, I also had the pleasure of doing up a mate’s TZR250. Now, this was no ordinary …
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Retro Rides: 1980 Suzuki GSX1100, Muscle Mania!
4 weeks ago

Retro Rides: 1980 Suzuki GSX1100, Muscle Mania!

When released, the Suzuki GSX1100 was the fastest standard bike around, with its new 16-valve engine, leading axle front forks and dual front, single rear disc brakes. Its market placement …
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Classic Rides: 1972 Triumph X-75 Hurricane
1 month 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: Aprilia RS250 Harada Resto
1 month ago

Throwback Thursday: Aprilia RS250 Harada Resto

In late 1999 Heather and I were living day to day in Sydney, me a bike courier trying to get a start in journalism, and Heather working a city office …
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Throwback Thursday: The 1996 ELF Swissauto 500 ROC
4 months ago

Throwback Thursday: The 1996 ELF Swissauto 500 ROC

This month Alan continues on his journey of riding the most legendary two-stroke GP 500s of the past. This time it is the utra trick, 190hp, 129kg Swissauto ELF 500 …
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Throwback Thursday: 25 Years, The Drysdale 750 V8
5 months ago

Throwback Thursday: 25 Years, The Drysdale 750 V8

The Drysdale 750 V8 is an engineering masterpiece and an important part of Australia’s automotive history. When I rode it I didn’t know what to expect, but after a few …
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Custom Classic: Hot Shoe Indian Flat Track Racer
6 months ago

Custom Classic: Hot Shoe Indian Flat Track Racer

I first set eyes on the Hot Shoe Indian at the Broadford Bike Bonanza several years ago. It’s hard to miss such a ride, it even looks fast standing still …
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Throwback Thursday: 1956 Moto Guzzi 500 V8 GP Racer
6 months ago

Throwback Thursday: 1956 Moto Guzzi 500 V8 GP Racer

Ask any knowledgeable bike fan to nominate the most exotic, most desirable Grand Prix racer ever built, and the Moto Guzzi 500 V8 will be almost certainly be The One. …
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