The big technical advances of the 1980s, such as liquid-cooling and aluminium frames, were common by ’88 but this was another great year. Japan’s Big Four launched hot new models, Ducati led an Italian fightback, Norton proved the British bike industry still had a pulse and World...
1979“This is the Golden Age of motorcycling,” proclaimed one mag in 1979, celebrating the 100bhp output of superbikes like Kawasaki’s giant Z1300 and high-barred “factory customs” such as Yamaha’s XS650. The mags carried ads for Paddy Hopkirk lids, Vetter fairings and Derriboots....
1982Was this motorcycling’s maddest ever year? Honda and Yamaha were in the middle of a civil war that resulted in some amazingly ambitious machinery - notably Honda’s CX500 turbo and first V4, the VF750s - plus some under-developed and unreliable rubbish. New technology was arri...
The list of new bikes was headed by three that would have huge influence: Ducati’s 916, Triumph’s Speed Triple and BMW’s R1100GS. In racing, Messrs Doohan and Fogarty began their eras of dominance.STARRING ROLEFrom the moment that the 916 turned a wheel on its launch at Misano th...
Race 1: Race 1 produced another memorable 848 Challenge race, with Mike Edwards (MSKworks.com) in determined mood to record his first race victory of the season. But Kenny Gilbertson (AOR/Boast Plumbing), Leon Morris, and Robbie Brown (Ducati
at Motorcycle Live in Birmingham, will offer revellers the chance to win a rare slice of motorcycle history. Included are 3 photographs from MotoGP, 3 from WSB, 3 from BSB and 3 from the TT.Photographic contributors included David Goldman, Graeme Brown, James
reader Steven Brown was there to capture his fall from grace. Steven has a variety of images for sale, so if you're interested, you can contact him by clicking this link.(c) Steven Brown(c) Steven Brown(c) Steven Brown(c) Steven Brown(c) Steven Brown
Gilbertson (AOR/Boast Plumbing), a resurgent Darren Fry (Buildbase/JHP Racing), and Robbie Brown (DMC Racing). Keeping a low profile, Championship leader Leon Morris (Buildbase/JHP Racing) could only manage a second row start, with Dan Hopkins (Havoc Racing
A HORSE rider who was paralysed after her horse was spooked by a motorcyclist is seeking more than £300,000 in compensation. Ms Shelley Brown, 46, of Hove is suing Ian Surry after an accident which occurred on 18 March 2006 in West Sussex. Ms Brown
SPEEDFREAK Richard Brown is aiming to raise the motorcycle land speed record to 450mph, using a jet-engine sourced from a helicopter.The project, dubbed Jet Reaction, will use a jet turbine engine capable of producing 1250bhp in standard trim
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