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1949 Vincent Black Lightning Test | Throwback Thursday
3 months ago

1949 Vincent Black Lightning Test | Throwback Thursday

More than 70 years ago the Vincent Black Shadow delivered the most performance from a street legal series production vehicle that money could buy – on two wheels, or four. …
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Feature: The Business History Of MV Agusta
10 months ago

Feature: The Business History Of MV Agusta

Though absent from Grand Prix racing’s premier class for the past 47 years, MV Agusta is still Europe’s most historic and successful racing marque. MV have changed owners a few …
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MV Agusta & KTM: The Facts & Future
10 months ago

MV Agusta & KTM: The Facts & Future

It was a show-stopping sensation when last year on the eve of the annual EICMA Milan Show, it was revealed that MV Agusta, wholly owned since 2019 by Russian investor …
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Legends: The Career Of Rob Phillis, Part One, Breaking Out Of Hume Weir
12 months ago

Legends: The Career Of Rob Phillis, Part One, Breaking Out Of Hume Weir

Aussie motorcycle racing has produced its fair share of inimitable characters, but there aren’t too many with the enormously endearing features of ‘Mr Superbike’ himself, Rob Phillis. We take a …
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Staff Bikes: Benelli Leoncino 800 Trail Update, A History Lesson On Benelli!
1 year ago

Staff Bikes: Benelli Leoncino 800 Trail Update, A History Lesson On Benelli!

It honestly feels like yesterday I was writing the first update on my Benelli Leoncino 800 Trail long-termer. But, here we are at month number two! The Leoncino has been …
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Feature: The Career Of Mat Mladin, Part Two, Winning Seven AMA Titles
2 years ago

Feature: The Career Of Mat Mladin, Part Two, Winning Seven AMA Titles

After the surprise call from Suzuki race boss legend Masayuki Itoh offering Mladin a spot on the factory Yoshimura AMA Superbike Team for the 1996 season, it seemed as if …
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Interview: How Miguel Angel Galluzzi Invented The Ducati Monster!
2 years ago

Interview: How Miguel Angel Galluzzi Invented The Ducati Monster!

There’s a valid case for stating that the Ducati Monster is the single most important motorcycle to be produced anywhere in the world since the original Honda Super Cub debuted …
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Feature: The Career Of Mat Mladin, Part One, MX to Tarmac
2 years ago

Feature: The Career Of Mat Mladin, Part One, MX to Tarmac

On March 10 1972, Carol & Mate Mladin welcomed Mat Mladin into the world at Camden Hospital, NSW, Australia. The proud parents didn’t know it at the time but their …
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Feature: The History Of Japauto & The 950SS
2 years ago

Feature: The History Of Japauto & The 950SS

Legend has it that Dick Mann’s Daytona 200-miles win on a factory-built Honda Formula 750 racer in March 1970 represented when Japanese in-line fours first established their domination of production-based …
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Luigi Taveri To Be Inducted Into The MotoGP Legends Hall Of Fame

Luigi Taveri To Be Inducted Into The MotoGP Legends Hall Of Fame

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Three-time World Champion Luigi Taveri will be named a MotoGP Legend in 2022. The late Swiss rider will be inducted into the MotoGP Legends Hall of Fame at the Red …
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