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Retro – 80s to 2000s

Two-Stroke Tuesday: Classic Restoration, Yamaha RD350LC
2 years 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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Retro Racer: Cam Donald Harris XR69
2 years 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
2 years 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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2 years 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 years 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 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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…
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2 years 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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