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Throwback Thursday: XJR1300 & GSX1400 Musclebikes
2 weeks ago

Throwback Thursday: XJR1300 & GSX1400 Musclebikes

The early 2000s produced some spectacular nakedbikes. Two of the muscle men at the front line were the GSX1400 and the XJR1300. The huge Japanese, four-stroke, four-cylinder machines were monsters, …
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Throwback Thursday: Team Avon XS1100 Castrol Six Hour Winner
3 weeks 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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Throwback Thursday: Sanvenero 500 GP Racer
2 months 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 months 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
2 months 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!
2 months 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
2 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: Aprilia RS250 Harada Resto
2 months 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
5 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
6 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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