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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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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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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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Custom Classics: Dynamic Duo – Harley XR 750 & 1000
5 months ago

Custom Classics: Dynamic Duo – Harley XR 750 & 1000

Harley is one of those companies that have been at the forefront of technology since its early days of production way back in 1903. Harley dominated racing in the teens, …
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Throwback Thursday: Team Avon XS1100 Castrol Six Hour Winner
8 months 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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Classic Rides: 1972 Triumph X-75 Hurricane
9 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! Bartol 250cc GP Racer
1 year ago

Throwback Thursday! Bartol 250cc GP Racer

Jocular and modest, but focused and determined, Austrian Harald Bartol was one of the top two-stroke tuners in the GP paddock up until the demise of the 125GP class in …
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Two-Stroke Tuesday: Classic Ride Video, Yamaha RD400
1 year ago

Two-Stroke Tuesday: Classic Ride Video, Yamaha RD400

The mighty Yamaha RD400 was first released in 1975 and was the first production Japanese bike with mag wheels. The twin-cylinder two-stroke ran the quarter-mile in 14-seconds, making it just …
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Throwback Thursday: All Original Restoration – Ducati 900 SS
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1 year ago

Throwback Thursday: All Original Restoration – Ducati 900 SS

The Ducati 900 SS was perhaps first introduced to Australia in the hands of Kenny Blake, when Australian Importer Ron Angel entered the Ducati ‘860 SS’ into the Easter Bathurst …
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Classic: Ducati 900 Mike Hailwood Replica (MHR)
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2 years ago

Classic: Ducati 900 Mike Hailwood Replica (MHR)

Mike Soderland, a well known Sydney A grader and owner of Gowanloch Ducati, has built a tribute to Mike ‘The Bike’ Hailwood. It’s a gorgeous machine built by the Ducati …
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