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Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday: A Decade On, 2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Launch
3 days ago

Throwback Thursday: A Decade On, 2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Launch

The previous generation GSX-R1000 to the all-new back in 2012 Gixer was one fantastic bike. So good, in fact, that is cleaned up the Rapid Bikes 2009 Superbike Shootout, so …
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Throwback Thursday: Wayne Gardner Rides Max Biaggi’s RC211V
1 week 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
3 weeks 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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Two-stroke Tuesday: ex John Kocinski Cagiva V593 GP500
1 month ago

Two-stroke Tuesday: ex John Kocinski Cagiva V593 GP500

This world famous Cagiva V593 belonged to huge motorcycle fan and avid collector, Steve Byrne. The bike held a spot at Steve’s bar with Andrew Pitt’s world title winning ZX-6RR. …
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Throwback Thursday: Paul Smart’s 1972 Imola 200 Winning Ducati
2 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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Tribute: Reflecting On Paul Smart’s Works Ducati Days
2 months ago

Tribute: Reflecting On Paul Smart’s Works Ducati Days

The late Paul Smart’s Imola 200 victory in 1972 not only established Ducati as big bike manufacturers in the minds of enthusiasts, who had previously only ever thought of the …
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Two-Stroke Tuesday: 1984 Chevallier Honda RS500 GP Racer
2 months ago

Two-Stroke Tuesday: 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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Throwback Thursday: Riding Rossi’s Honda RC211V!
2 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: Record Breaking Vintage, Vincent Black Shadow
2 months ago

Throwback Thursday: Record Breaking Vintage, Vincent Black Shadow

The history of Vincent Motorcycles is a rocky affair, with spectacular highs, matched only by the unfortunate low that saw production end. With less than 1700 Black Shadows ever made, …
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Claude Fior: The Motorcycling Musketeer
2 months ago

Claude Fior: The Motorcycling Musketeer

Just over twenty years ago, on December 13, 2001, the motorcycle world lost one of its greatest free thinkers and most innovative engineers, when 46-year old Frenchman Claude Fior was …
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