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Two-Stroke Tuesday: 2009 Yamaha TZ250 5KE GP Bike
3 weeks ago

Two-Stroke Tuesday: 2009 Yamaha TZ250 5KE GP Bike

I had ridden a 1991 TZ250 in a one-off ‘Stars of Tomorrow’ meeting at Lakeside in 1994 grabbing one of my early road race wins in the process and the …
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Throwback Thursday: BMW R1 Desmo Prototype Boxer Racer
4 weeks ago

Throwback Thursday: BMW R1 Desmo Prototype Boxer Racer

Thirty years ago in 1992, BMW unveiled its born-again Boxer R 1100, the descendants of which are still with us today in R 1250 guise. With the boxer’s return, BMW …
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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: Wayne Gardner Rides Max Biaggi’s RC211V
2 months ago

Throwback Thursday: Wayne Gardner Rides Max Biaggi’s RC211V

Back in 2005, Jeff Ware and Peter Pap arranged, with the help of Phillip Island and MotoGP, for Wayne Gardner to ride Max Biaggi’s Repsol Honda RC211V, check out what …
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Throwback Thursday: Sonauto Yamaha OW31 TZ750 Bol d’Or Racer
2 months ago

Throwback Thursday: Sonauto Yamaha OW31 TZ750 Bol d’Or Racer

The OW31 was the most quixotic, most improbable yet also the most deadly serious attempt to do the two-wheeled impossible in modern times. Imagine if Yamaha was to fit lights …
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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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Throwback Thursday: Riding Rossi’s Honda RC211V!
3 months ago

Throwback Thursday: Riding Rossi’s Honda RC211V!

You know an event’s been special when you can trace it right back to its birth; remembering exactly where and when you were at the moment the memory was first …
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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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Racer Test: Period 6 1989 Yamaha FZR1000
4 months ago

Racer Test: Period 6 1989 Yamaha FZR1000

My mate Chris and I have been building our P6 bike for years now, a 1989 Yamaha FZR1000. It has gone through all sorts of changes since, but I thought …
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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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