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Throwback Thursday: Sonauto Yamaha OW31 TZ750 Bol d’Or Racer
3 weeks ago

Throwback Thursday: Sonauto Yamaha OW31 TZ750 Bol d’Or Racer

The OW31 was the most quixotic, most improbable yet also the most deadly serious attempt to do the two-wheeled impossible in modern times. Imagine if Yamaha was to fit lights …
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Two-stroke Tuesday: ex John Kocinski Cagiva V593 GP500
1 month ago

Two-stroke Tuesday: ex John Kocinski Cagiva V593 GP500

This world famous Cagiva V593 belonged to huge motorcycle fan and avid collector, Steve Byrne. The bike held a spot at Steve’s bar with Andrew Pitt’s world title winning ZX-6RR. …
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Throwback Thursday: Paul Smart’s 1972 Imola 200 Winning Ducati
2 months ago

Throwback Thursday: Paul Smart’s 1972 Imola 200 Winning Ducati

After winning fourteen World Superbike titles in the past 33 years, we tend to take Ducati’s current domination of top-level four-stroke racing for granted, the man that sparked it all …
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Two-Stroke Tuesday: 1984 Chevallier Honda RS500 GP Racer
2 months ago

Two-Stroke Tuesday: 1984 Chevallier Honda RS500 GP Racer

To defeat the Japanese teams by winning GPs with bikes you built yourself in a workshop attached to your house, fuelled by your wife’s home cooking and cups of coffee …
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Custom: Suzuki GSX1100 ‘Bumblebee’
2 months ago

Custom: Suzuki GSX1100 ‘Bumblebee’

This eye catching creation by Sam and Mick started life as a 1980 GSX1100 – a sporty muscle tourer that was introduced in an era where horsepower restrictions had taken …
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Classic Collectable: 1999 Ducati 996 SPS/F Foggy
2 months ago

Classic Collectable: 1999 Ducati 996 SPS/F Foggy

There is no denying that the Ducati 916 is one of the most beautiful motorcycles ever to be sold to the public. The bike was introduced in 1994 taking over …
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Throwback Thursday: Record Breaking Vintage, Vincent Black Shadow
2 months ago

Throwback Thursday: Record Breaking Vintage, Vincent Black Shadow

The history of Vincent Motorcycles is a rocky affair, with spectacular highs, matched only by the unfortunate low that saw production end. With less than 1700 Black Shadows ever made, …
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Throwback Thursday: 1988 FIOR 500-4, Racer Test
2 months ago

Throwback Thursday: 1988 FIOR 500-4, Racer Test

In the late 1980s there was a widening gap between 500GP racing’s haves, and have-nots – which is to say, between the works V4s, including the fledgling Italian Cagiva team, …
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Racer Test: Period 6 1989 Yamaha FZR1000
3 months ago

Racer Test: Period 6 1989 Yamaha FZR1000

My mate Chris and I have been building our P6 bike for years now, a 1989 Yamaha FZR1000. It has gone through all sorts of changes since, but I thought …
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Classic Racer Test: 1968 Drixton Honda 500
3 months ago

Classic Racer Test: 1968 Drixton Honda 500

The chance to ride the genuine original ex-Terry Dennehy 500cc Drixton Honda now once again owned by Herman Timman, the man who won the 1972 Dutch 500cc Championship on the …
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