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29 December 2016

He did what? Nick Lidstone - From Betws-y-Coed to Berrima

Lidstone’s fantasy of circling the globe stalled in the land down under.

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29 December 2016

New tech - Stopping everyone

Old technology for emerging markets could be the most significant safety advancement yet

Gassit Garage / Columns
29 December 2016

Old School - Bikie blow-up 1972

A few Monday nights ago I was propping up the bar with some hunters at the Cheltenham pub in New Zealand. Once an important coach stop in the Manawatu, it is now a classic country watering hole, perfect for a lone motorcyclist looking for a night’s accommodation. The deer st

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29 December 2016

Where are they now? Robert Hinton

Three-times 1970s Australian GP winner Robert Hinton was 72 in August and is still active in racing as a race-bike owner in Forgotten Era events. His Yamaha TZ350F has won three Australian Historic Period 5 championships with three different riders. Hinton last raced, on that

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28 December 2016

Ed’s letter - Can’t get enough

It was such a great year that Márquez winning the title often played second fiddle to the spectacle being delivered on track

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27 December 2016

They did what?- Cannonball Down Under

This serial US record breaker also made his mark in Australia

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27 December 2016

Head to head- 2006 Suzuki Boulevard M109R & 2006 Kawasaki VN2000 Vulcan

Why these two? These power packed super- cruisers spawned a generation of highway warriors 2006 Suzuki Boulevard M109R This big-bore musclebike was given its name owing to the 109 cubic inches of displacement. Like so many of Suzuki’s perfor

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24 December 2016

Ed's letter- Transition complete

When I’m on a bike, idiots like this enter and leave my life over a period of five seconds

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20 December 2016

Head to Head- 1979 Honda XL500S & 1979 Yamaha XT500

Why these two? These two thumpers triggered dirty dual- sport debauchery across the globe, and left a legacy that continues to this day 1979 Honda XL500S Street sweet and dirt worthy, Honda’s XL500S arrived to challenge the Yamaha in 1979, wit

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20 December 2016

Where are they now?- Allan Cunynghame

Allan Cunynghame, the all round Ironman – from Amaroo Park to Alice Springs.

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19 December 2016

History Makers- THE ORIGINAL SUPERBIKE SERIES

These days it’s the most prolific race class the world over, but the first ever Superbike series happened Down Under

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17 December 2016

In Pit Lane - Unexpect the expected

Márquez’s 2016 season has been that of … not a different rider, but certainly a much changed version of the same rider