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Two-stroke Tuesday: SuperSic World Champion Gilera RSA250 Test!
1 month ago

Two-stroke Tuesday: 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: Paul Smart’s 1972 Imola 200 Winning Ducati
3 months ago

Throwback Thursday: Paul Smart’s 1972 Imola 200 Winning Ducati

After winning fourteen World Superbike titles in the past 33 years, we tend to take Ducati’s current domination of top-level four-stroke racing for granted, the man that sparked it all …
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Two-Stroke Tuesday: 1984 Chevallier Honda RS500 GP Racer
3 months 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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Claude Fior: The Motorcycling Musketeer
4 months ago

Claude Fior: The Motorcycling Musketeer

Just over twenty years ago, on December 13, 2001, the motorcycle world lost one of its greatest free thinkers and most innovative engineers, when 46-year old Frenchman Claude Fior was …
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Throwback Thursday: 1988 FIOR 500-4, Racer Test
4 months ago

Throwback Thursday: 1988 FIOR 500-4, Racer Test

In the late 1980s there was a widening gap between 500GP racing’s haves, and have-nots – which is to say, between the works V4s, including the fledgling Italian Cagiva team, …
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Classic Racer Test: 1968 Drixton Honda 500
5 months ago

Classic Racer Test: 1968 Drixton Honda 500

The chance to ride the genuine original ex-Terry Dennehy 500cc Drixton Honda now once again owned by Herman Timman, the man who won the 1972 Dutch 500cc Championship on the …
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Throwback Thursday: RGB Wasp Thunderbike Racer
6 months 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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“Moto Guzzi Factory Racers” Book By Alan Cathcart, Out Now
6 months ago

“Moto Guzzi Factory Racers” Book By Alan Cathcart, Out Now

This stunning large format hardcover volume is printed on quality paper, with 160 pages and 91 full page photos, covering the history of the Moto Guzzi factory racers up to …
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Speed Triple Tech: Model history & RR’s Ohlins Electronic Suspension explained
6 months ago

Speed Triple Tech: Model history & RR’s Ohlins Electronic Suspension explained

The Triumph Speed Triple marks everything that the brand set out to achieve since its restart to production back in 1991. Topping the Triumph range for three decades, the Speed …
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Review: 2022 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR
6 months ago

Review: 2022 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR

Ever since John Bloor relaunched Britain’s legendary Triumph marque in 1991 with a range of three- and four-cylinder motorcycles that dared to target Japan Inc. head on, Triumph has always …
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