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Retro – 80s to 2000s

Custom Retro: Josh’s ’93 Turbo Kawasaki ZXR750L
2 years ago

Custom Retro: Josh’s ’93 Turbo Kawasaki ZXR750L

Remember when the Kawasaki ZXR750L was the bike to have? Back in the glory days of 750 domination? Back when a superbike was a superbike and 120 horsepower on the …
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Two-stroke Tuesday: ex John Kocinski Cagiva V593 GP500
2 years 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 years 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 years 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 years 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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Racer Test: Period 6 1989 Yamaha FZR1000
2 years 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: 1990 Suzuki GSX-R750L
3 years 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
3 years 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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Retro Ride: The Legendary Honda CBR900RR Fireblade
3 years ago

Retro Ride: The Legendary Honda CBR900RR Fireblade

I was 17 and in year 12 at high school when the first CBR900RR Fireblade was released. I had an RZ250FN at the time and I’d just started hanging out …
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Retro Rides: 1989 Yamaha TZR250 3MA Reverse-Cylinder
3 years ago

Retro Rides: 1989 Yamaha TZR250 3MA Reverse-Cylinder

Earlier this year I showed you the RZV500R and my RG500 resto jobs. Well, I also had the pleasure of doing up a mate’s TZR250. Now, this was no ordinary …
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