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Retro – 80s to 2000s

Throwback Thursday: The 1996 ELF Swissauto 500 ROC
2 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
3 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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Throwback Thursday: Bob Brown Ducati TT2 SuperSport
6 months ago

Throwback Thursday: Bob Brown Ducati TT2 SuperSport

The bike you are looking at is more than just another modernised replica of an iconic racer. This bike is hand built by the same iconic builder, to be ridden …
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Throwback Thursday: 1984 Chevallier Honda RS500 GP Racer
6 months ago

Throwback Thursday: 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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Two-Stroke Tuesday: Classic Restoration, Yamaha RD350LC
7 months ago

Two-Stroke Tuesday: Classic Restoration, Yamaha RD350LC

The Yamaha RD was introduced as a road bike way back in 1972, taking its heritage straight from the racetrack, and then in 1980 the LC version was born, becoming …
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Throwback Thursday: Riding the amazing Nori Haga Yamaha YZF-R7 OW-02
7 months ago

Throwback Thursday: Riding the amazing Nori Haga Yamaha YZF-R7 OW-02

The bike you see here will bring back fond memories for many of you that were Haga SBK fans back in the day. It is widely held to be the …
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Throwback Thursday: ex John Kocinski Cagiva V593 GP500
7 months ago

Throwback Thursday: 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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Retro Racer: Cam Donald Harris XR69
8 months ago

Retro Racer: Cam Donald Harris XR69

Cameron Donald is a household name in the Australian motorcycling community for his Isle of Man status but equally as popular are his results in classic racing. He’s won plenty …
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Throwback Thursday: T-Rex Racing Yamaha FJ1200
9 months ago

Throwback Thursday: T-Rex Racing Yamaha FJ1200

The FJ1100 was a ground-breaker, the first Hypersport. It hit the road in ’84 and was an instant hit despite strong competition. When all manufacturers offered nakedbikes, sportsbikes or touring …
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Racer Test: Bimota YB5 T-Rex Racing Classic Superbike
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9 months 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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