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Throwback Thursday | Laverda 915 SFC Racer Test
4 weeks ago

Throwback Thursday | Laverda 915 SFC Racer Test

Laverda used racing as a means of developing new models, and showing the finished product to be both fast and reliable. Hence the family-owned company’s proud record of success in …
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Throwback Thursday | Exactweld Yamaha TZ250 GP Racer
2 months ago

Throwback Thursday | Exactweld Yamaha TZ250 GP Racer

The current globalisation of road racing means that, in almost every country of the world, in every class, the same identikit array of Supersomethings line up on the grid to …
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Two-Stroke Tuesday | The Maxton Dugdale TZ385 Story
2 months ago

Two-Stroke Tuesday | The Maxton Dugdale TZ385 Story

Fifty years ago this year, 1974, saw a momentous transition in 500GP racing, marking the last time a four-stroke – meaning MV Agusta, courtesy of the late Phil Read – …
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1974 Maxton Dugdale Yamaha TZ385 racer test | Throwback Thursday
3 months ago

1974 Maxton Dugdale Yamaha TZ385 racer test | Throwback Thursday

Back in the days before anyone dreamed Yamaha two-strokes would be venerated as prized collectables, the Dugdale Maxton Yamaha TZ385, that 50 years ago this year took Charlie Williams to …
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Indian Challenger Racer Review | King of the Baggers Test
3 months ago

Indian Challenger Racer Review | King of the Baggers Test

Down the years I’ve been privileged to track-test a vast array of different road racers, from dozens of factory MotoGP and 500GP bikes, through countless World Superbike contenders, to numerous …
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Dr. John Wittner’s Moto Guzzi 8V Racer Test | Throwback Thursday
4 months ago

Dr. John Wittner’s Moto Guzzi 8V Racer Test | Throwback Thursday

Il Dottore leaving us will be felt not only in the USA, where the bikes he created were raced successfully to three AMA National titles in the 1980s by the …
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Indian Super Hooligan Review | Cathcart Tests The Indian FTR Racer
5 months ago

Indian Super Hooligan Review | Cathcart Tests The Indian FTR Racer

Indian Motorcycle recently announced a limited edition 300-off 2024 version of its FTR 1200 model, inspired by its success in winning MotoAmerica’s Super Hooligan racing series in both …
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Throwback Thursday: Moto Martin Suzuki GSX1100, Racer Test
6 months ago

Throwback Thursday: Moto Martin Suzuki GSX1100, Racer Test

The French hearted and Japanese boned Moto Martin Suzuki GSX1100 has found it’s home down-under racing in the heavily competitive Post-Classic Unlimited Period 5 class. I was lucky enough to …
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Throwback Thursday: 2003 Hodgson Ducati 999 F03, Racer Test
7 months ago

Throwback Thursday: 2003 Hodgson Ducati 999 F03, Racer Test

Ducati’s reassertion of its WorldSBK supremacy in 2022-23, with double title wins for Bautista after the Italian factory went a decade without any championship success, prompts a look in the …
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Throwback Thursday: Britten Aero-D-One V1000, Racer Test
8 months ago

Throwback Thursday: Britten Aero-D-One V1000, Racer Test

John Britten was best known for his V1000 creation, which to this day is still one of the wildest motorcycles to grace the international road racing stages. Proving he was …
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