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Retro – 80s to 2000s

Racer Test: Bimota YB5 T-Rex Racing Classic Superbike
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7 days ago

Racer Test: Bimota YB5 T-Rex Racing Classic Superbike

35-years-old and this highly modified and very rare Bimota YB5 could well be one of the best handling retro motorcycles on the planet. Back in 2016, Jeff headed to the …
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Throwback Thursday: Video – Resto & Ride, 1989 Yamaha TZR2503MA Reverse-Cylinder
2 weeks ago

Throwback Thursday: Video – Resto & Ride, 1989 Yamaha TZR2503MA Reverse-Cylinder

Darren bought this TZR2503MA as a blown up sight unseen import late 2019. The 1989 model is the most sought-after TZR and the most YZR250-like of any TZR. With a …
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Classic Turbos: CX500T v CX650T v GPz750T v XJ650T
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2 months ago

Classic Turbos: CX500T v CX650T v GPz750T v XJ650T

Ah, the 1980s. The decade of Back To The Future, Night Rider, Culture Club, Madonna, wild hair, crazy colours and the digital watch! As a motorcyclist and a huge fan …
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Classic two-stroke: Yamaha’s RD350LC
5 months ago

Classic two-stroke: Yamaha’s RD350LC

Despite testing the latest and greatest technologically packed motorcycles, it’s no secret that we have an unhealthy obsession with any bike that smokes and the Yamaha RDLC is close to …
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Classic: Wayne Rainey 1990 Marlboro Yamaha YZR500
6 months ago

Classic: Wayne Rainey 1990 Marlboro Yamaha YZR500

Any readers over the age of 35-should have fond memories of watching Wayne Rainey make his magic happen on the best looking 500cc Grand Prix bike ever built – the …
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Classic Collectable: Honda VFR750R RC30, 1987-1990
6 months ago

Classic Collectable: Honda VFR750R RC30, 1987-1990

If any one motorcycle represents Honda’s commitment to winning on the racetrack, it’s the 33-year-old HRC developed RC30, a bike as sought after today as it was in its hey-day… …
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Classic Test: 1985 Suzuki RG500 Walter Wolf, Smokin’ Fun…
9.5
7 months ago

Classic Test: 1985 Suzuki RG500 Walter Wolf, Smokin’ Fun…

The RG500 is already one of the most collectable bikes in the world but the Walter Wolf special, in particular this Japanese spec model, takes it up a notch. We …
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Retro Ride: Moriwaki Engineering Zephyr
8 months ago

Retro Ride: Moriwaki Engineering Zephyr

The Kawasaki Zephyr 1100 was a brilliant bike that really never took off the way it should have here in Australia or NZ, quickly replaced by the ZRX. However, if …
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Retro Ride: Built to WIn, Suzuki GSX-R750T SRAD
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9 months ago

Retro Ride: Built to WIn, Suzuki GSX-R750T SRAD

In 1996 Suzuki delivered its very first beam frame supersports 750. It was a radical step and one that took sportsbikes to another level. The SRAD 750 was faster, lighter, …
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Retro Racer: revisiting the Steve Martin #99 TBR Katana
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1 year ago

Retro Racer: revisiting the Steve Martin #99 TBR Katana

A chance to ride the TBR D&D QBE Suzuki Katana that Steve Martin has made so famous at the Phillip Island Classic a few years ago, along with the Giles …
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