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Bike Tests / Looking Back
21 September 2021

1955 WOOLER FLAT FOUR 500

The Wooler Flat Four 500 delivered a level of performance and comfort years ahead of its time, yet became just another fascinating footnote to the Motorcycle history book

Bike Tests / Looking Back
08 July 2021

Happy 70th Birthday AMCN!

HAPPY 70TH BIRTHDAY AMCN! THAT'S RIGHT, AMCN IS CELEBRATING ITS 70TH ANNIVERSARY WITH A BUMPER 212-PAGE COLLECTOR’S EDITION ON SALE TODAY!

Bike Tests / Looking Back
01 July 2021

THE FIRST YAMAHA: 1955 YAMAHA YA-1 RED DRAGONFLY

When Yamaha made its first motorcycle 66 years ago, it proved how good it was by flying up a volcano

Bike Tests / Looking Back
25 May 2021

DAYS OF THUNDER: AMAROO PARK

One of the world’s craziest tracks hosted Australia’s most important annual road race of the Seventies, the Castrol Six Hour.

Bike Tests / Looking Back
23 April 2021

"HE IS EITHER A, GREAT CHAMPION OR A NOTHING"

In 1995 Valentino Rossi rode his first international season. His results weren’t great, but some of his rivals already knew he was something very special

Bike Tests / Looking Back
15 March 2021

THE MEN WHO MADE MOTOCROSS

Looking back, it seems rather apt that the world’s most isolated city played host to the world’s first cross-country enduro

Bike Tests / Looking Back
12 March 2021

THE SUMMER OF HIGHSIDES: THE YEAR THAT MADE RAINEY AND DOOHAN

The 1990 world championship ushered in the Rainey/Doohan era, just as the 500s seemed on the verge of collapse, with talk of replacing them with four-strokes

Bike Tests / Looking Back
12 March 2021

HOW THEY ROLLED: 1996 AUSTRALIAN SAFARI IN AN OUTFIT

Twenty four years ago, two blokes went and did something no one had ever successfully done before, or since

Bike Tests / Looking Back
03 March 2021

HISTORY MAKER: CECIL SANDFORD

Cecil Sandford, 93, was MV Agusta’s first world title winner and is now motorcycling’s oldest surviving world champion

Bike Tests / Looking Back
22 February 2021

POSTER BOY

This is how that now-iconic Susie poster came to be

Bike Tests / Looking Back
15 January 2021

LOST CAUSE: YAMAHA'S 1982 500CC GP SEASON

Desperate times call for desperate measures. Determined to win back the world 500cc title in 1982, Yamaha put its star rider onto a completely untried V4. Here’s what happened

Bike Tests / Looking Back
11 December 2020

FACTORY OUTLET: HAILWOOD'S HONDA RC181

Imagine if Marc Marquez got jack of waiting for HRC to fix the handling on his RCV213V and hired a local frame guru to improve it. That was what Mike Hailwood did in the 1960s