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Retro – 80s to 2000s

Retro Rides: 1980 Suzuki GSX1100, Muscle Mania!
3 years ago

Retro Rides: 1980 Suzuki GSX1100, Muscle Mania!

When released, the Suzuki GSX1100 was the fastest standard bike around, with its new 16-valve engine, leading axle front forks and dual front, single rear disc brakes. Its market placement …
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Throwback Thursday: Aprilia RS250 Harada Resto
3 years ago

Throwback Thursday: Aprilia RS250 Harada Resto

In late 1999 Heather and I were living day to day in Sydney, me a bike courier trying to get a start in journalism, and Heather working a city office …
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Throwback Thursday: Bob Brown Ducati TT2 SuperSport
3 years 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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Two-Stroke Tuesday: Classic Restoration, Yamaha RD350LC
4 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
4 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
4 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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4 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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Classic Turbos: CX500T v CX650T v GPz750T v XJ650T
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4 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
4 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 Collectable: Honda VFR750R RC30, 1987-1990
4 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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