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Retro – 80s to 2000s

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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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: 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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Throwback Thursday: RGB Wasp Thunderbike Racer
4 months ago

Throwback Thursday: RGB Wasp Thunderbike Racer

Wasp Motorcycles founder Robin Rhind-Tutt was born in 1941, in the same house in England’s Wiltshire countryside he was still living in when he died in 2019, aged 78, along …
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Throwback Thursday: 1990 Suzuki GSX-R750L
6 months ago

Throwback Thursday: 1990 Suzuki GSX-R750L

1990 was a special year for the Suzuki GSX-R750, with the GSX-R750L model to see a major overhaul, addressing a variety of issues that had cropped up in the 1988 …
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Throwback Thursday: XJR1300 & GSX1400 Musclebikes
7 months 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: Sanvenero 500 GP Racer
9 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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