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Custom: Suzuki GSX1100 ‘Bumblebee’
2 months ago

Custom: Suzuki GSX1100 ‘Bumblebee’

This eye catching creation by Sam and Mick started life as a 1980 GSX1100 – a sporty muscle tourer that was introduced in an era where horsepower restrictions had taken …
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Racer Test: Period 6 1989 Yamaha FZR1000
3 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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Throwback Thursday: 1990 Suzuki GSX-R750L
6 months ago

Throwback Thursday: 1990 Suzuki GSX-R750L

1990 was a special year for the Suzuki GSX-R750, with the GSX-R750L model to see a major overhaul, addressing a variety of issues that had cropped up in the 1988 …
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Throwback Thursday: XJR1300 & GSX1400 Musclebikes
7 months ago

Throwback Thursday: XJR1300 & GSX1400 Musclebikes

The early 2000s produced some spectacular nakedbikes. Two of the muscle men at the front line were the GSX1400 and the XJR1300. The huge Japanese, four-stroke, four-cylinder machines were monsters, …
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Retro Rides: 1989 Yamaha TZR250 3MA Reverse-Cylinder
9 months ago

Retro Rides: 1989 Yamaha TZR250 3MA Reverse-Cylinder

Earlier this year I showed you the RZV500R and my RG500 resto jobs. Well, I also had the pleasure of doing up a mate’s TZR250. Now, this was no ordinary …
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Throwback Thursday: 25 Years, The Drysdale 750 V8
1 year 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
1 year 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: Deep Purple – Riding a 1973 Kawasaki H2 750
2 years 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: Video – Resto & Ride, 1989 Yamaha TZR2503MA Reverse-Cylinder
2 years ago

Throwback Thursday: Video – Resto & Ride, 1989 Yamaha TZR2503MA Reverse-Cylinder

Darren bought this TZR2503MA as a blown up sight unseen import late 2019. The 1989 model is the most sought-after TZR and the most YZR250-like of any TZR. With a …
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Throwback Thursday! Norton Commando 961
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2 years ago

Throwback Thursday! Norton Commando 961

Back in 2015 I tested the then new and much anticipated Norton Commando 961 Cafe Racer. The bike turned out to be a sweet handling, great looking machine with a …
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