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Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday: Sanvenero 500 GP Racer
2 weeks 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
3 weeks 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!
4 weeks 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
1 month 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 851 F1 Pantah
2 months ago

Throwback Thursday: Bob Brown Ducati 851 F1 Pantah

Any racebike which has had top people at both Honda and Ducati trying to ensure it disappeared from the racetrack at one time or another during its life, has to …
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Throwback Thursday: Hannspree Ten Kate CBR600RR
2 months ago

Throwback Thursday: Hannspree Ten Kate CBR600RR

The 127-race veteran of WSS, 2002 WSS World Champion Frenchman Fabien Foret, was a wild man on track, going on to have some hugely successful moments in WSS and WorldSBK. …
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Throwback Thursday: TSR Honda AC90M X-Formula Endurance Racer
3 months ago

Throwback Thursday: TSR Honda AC90M X-Formula Endurance Racer

Exactly 20-years ago the hotly contested experimental X-Formula class was flourishing in Japan with stunning machines from the likes of Moto Bum, Harc Pro and Yoshimura. With one stand-out that …
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Throwback Thursday: The 1996 ELF Swissauto 500 ROC
4 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: The 2015 Suzuki GSX-S1000
4 months ago

Throwback Thursday: The 2015 Suzuki GSX-S1000

The new GSX-S1000 is being tested by the Euro press as we speak and is expected to arrive here in Q1. That means now is a great time to grab …
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Throwback Thursday: 25 Years, The Drysdale 750 V8
5 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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