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Throwback Thursday: Julian Soper’s Hadleigh Honda 750
5 months ago

Throwback Thursday: Julian Soper’s Hadleigh Honda 750

Britain’s 1970s short circuit racing scene saw fans enthralled by the no-prisoners warfare in the 501-1000cc Unlimited class races between a huge variety of different motorcycles. How can we forget …
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MIRA Files: Putting The Motorcycles Of 1973 To The Test
7 months ago

MIRA Files: Putting The Motorcycles Of 1973 To The Test

Europe was going through dramatic changes with their motorcycle manufacturing in 1973, Japan had well and truly proved that they could match and best the bikes of the Western world. …
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Throwback Thursday! Ducati Pantah 500 Racer
8 months ago

Throwback Thursday! Ducati Pantah 500 Racer

Dave Ward, the owner of this 1980 Ducati Pantah 500 race bike, is the proprietor of Moto Italia workshop. Moto Italia specialise in all things Italian – from servicing to …
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Throwback Thursday: MotoBi Sei Tiranti 250, Racer Test
9 months ago

Throwback Thursday: MotoBi Sei Tiranti 250, Racer Test

MotoBi, born out of a family dispute between the Benelli brothers before being absolved by the Benelli brand and brought to success in racing at the hands of Primo Zanzani. …
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Throwback Thursday: The History Of MotoBi
9 months ago

Throwback Thursday: The History Of MotoBi

Even by the standards of Italy’s etceterini array of little-known marques back in the 1950s, MotoBi is an obscure subplot to the ongoing soap opera that the ever-changing panorama of …
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Throwback Thursday: 1975 Laverda 3C 1000, Racer Test
10 months ago

Throwback Thursday: 1975 Laverda 3C 1000, Racer Test

Massimo Laverda had a finger on the pulse of the motorcycle market, leading other companies in making bikes people wanted to buy. We dive into Laverda’s 3C 1000 triple – …
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Laverda 3C 1000: Starting Marco Lucchinelli’s Career, Where Are The Spaceframes Now?
10 months ago

Laverda 3C 1000: Starting Marco Lucchinelli’s Career, Where Are The Spaceframes Now?

Future 500GP World Champion Marco Lucchinelli began racing internationally on the Laverda 3C 1000 at just 20 years old in 1975 – an arrangement that happened almost by accident… Laverda …
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Throwback Thursday: Suzuki XR23B, Racer Test
11 months ago

Throwback Thursday: Suzuki XR23B, Racer Test

Loosely referred to as the RG650, Suzuki’s steroid-laden XR23B was originally conceived in 1976 as a testbed to advance development of the Japanese company’s XR14 500GP contender – the bike …
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Throwback Thursday: Ginger Molloy’s Kawasaki H1R, Racer Test
1 year ago

Throwback Thursday: Ginger Molloy’s Kawasaki H1R, Racer Test

50 years on from its season in the sun, Ginger Molloy’s milestone Kawasaki H1R is alive and racing in Australia in completely original form, thanks to the son of the …
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Feature: The History Of Ginger Molloy’s Iconic Kawasaki H1R
1 year ago

Feature: The History Of Ginger Molloy’s Iconic Kawasaki H1R

Ironic, really. Despite creating the iconic H1R, alone out of the four Japanese manufacturers, Kawasaki firmly turned its back away from two-stroke GP racing at the end of 1982, in …
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