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Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday: RGB Wasp Thunderbike Racer
1 week ago

Throwback Thursday: RGB Wasp Thunderbike Racer

Wasp Motorcycles founder Robin Rhind-Tutt was born in 1941, in the same house in England’s Wiltshire countryside he was still living in when he died in 2019, aged 78, along …
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Throwback Thursday: SuperSic World Champion Gilera RSA250 Test!
2 months ago

Throwback Thursday: SuperSic World Champion Gilera RSA250 Test!

It hardly seems possible that it’s 10 years since super-talented Italian MotoGP ace Marco Simoncelli so sadly died aged just 24 in the Malaysian GP in Sepang on October 23, …
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Throwback Thursday: 1990 Suzuki GSX-R750L
2 months 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: Valentino Rossi’s 2004 YZF-M1
3 months ago

Throwback Thursday: Valentino Rossi’s 2004 YZF-M1

Valentino Rossi’s deservedly acclaimed 2004 triumph in handing Yamaha its first premier-class GP Riders’ World Championship in 12 years, achieved just what he’d said he aimed to do when he …
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Throwback Thursday: XJR1300 & GSX1400 Musclebikes
4 months 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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Throwback Thursday: Team Avon XS1100 Castrol Six Hour Winner
4 months ago

Throwback Thursday: Team Avon XS1100 Castrol Six Hour Winner

A little over four decades ago Yamaha finally won a major International road race with a four-stroke motorcycle for the very first time. Jim Budd and Roger Heyes teamed up …
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Throwback Thursday: Sanvenero 500 GP Racer
5 months ago

Throwback Thursday: Sanvenero 500 GP Racer

Even by the standards of Italy’s etceterini array of little-known marques that have contested Grand Prix racing down the years, the meteoric rise to success from Sanvenero exactly 40 years …
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Retro Rides: 1989 Yamaha TZR250 3MA Reverse-Cylinder
5 months 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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Retro Rides: 1980 Suzuki GSX1100, Muscle Mania!
5 months 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
6 months 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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