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Throwback Thursday: 25 Years, The Drysdale 750 V8
4 weeks 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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Throwback Thursday: Used Ride, 1984 Yamaha RZV500R
3 months ago

Throwback Thursday: Used Ride, 1984 Yamaha RZV500R

I have to admit that I am a certified RZ nutter. My first road bike was an RZ250FN and I’ve had a few RZs over the years as well as …
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Throwback Thursday: 1984 Chevallier Honda RS500 GP Racer
4 months ago

Throwback Thursday: 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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Two-Stroke Tuesday: Classic Restoration, Yamaha RD350LC
5 months 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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Tech History: The Yamaha TZ750, Throwback Thursday…
5 months ago

Tech History: The Yamaha TZ750, Throwback Thursday…

The TZ750 represented the most performance for the least money that the motorcycle world is ever likely to see. It dominated the Formula 750 class (see the test on Jack …
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Throwback Thursday: Twindian, homemade V4
5 months ago

Throwback Thursday: Twindian, homemade V4

In 1923, with no guides on how it needed to be put together or even a benchmark to aim for, skilled machinist Bill Arnold set out on a blind build …
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Throwback Thursday: All Original Restoration – Ducati 900 SS
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6 months ago

Throwback Thursday: All Original Restoration – Ducati 900 SS

The Ducati 900 SS was perhaps first introduced to Australia in the hands of Kenny Blake, when Australian Importer Ron Angel entered the Ducati ‘860 SS’ into the Easter Bathurst …
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Throwback Thursday: Deep Purple – Riding a 1973 Kawasaki H2 750
6 months ago

Throwback Thursday: Deep Purple – Riding a 1973 Kawasaki H2 750

The ‘Modern’ H1 supercharged beast was a highlight a few years ago. After the test, I had to ride an original H1 500 or H2 Mach IV 750. I wasn’t …
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Throwback Thursday: T-Rex Racing Yamaha FJ1200
7 months 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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Throwback Thursday: Racer Test, Jack Findlay’s TZ750B
7 months ago

Throwback Thursday: Racer Test, Jack Findlay’s TZ750B

In recent Throwback Thursday editions, Alan has ridden the Roberts father and son 500s, the piston port YZR500 OW48R of Kenny Snr. and the 2000 XR89 Suzuki RGV500 winner of …
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