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Bike Tests / Looking Back
13 October 2020

THE LEGEND OF YAMAHA ASIA: TREVOR DISCOMBE

If it wasn’t for a wayward wheelie off the line, Kiwi Trevor Discombe could have been a household name. This is his story.

Looking-back
29 September 2020

THE FIRST AND THE LAST

It’s 45 years since Giacomo Agostini won the 1975 500cc world championship with Yamaha. It was the first premier-class title for a two-stroke and it was Ago’s last

Looking-back
22 September 2020

CHRISTIAN SARRON: "I STARTED RACING BECAUSE I WAS SCARED"

Conquering his rivals wasn’t Frenchman Christian Sarron’s primary goal during his 18-year Grand Prix career. There was one other thing he needed to beat first

Bike Tests / Looking Back
04 September 2020

WORLD WAR SPEED

Fifteen years before World War II the motorcycle land-speed record changed more often than at any other time in history. A time, for a while at least, when British twins ruled the world

Bike Tests / Looking Back
11 August 2020

DEAD ON ARRIVAL: BIKES OF FUTURE PAST

In a time when out-of-the-box innovation ruled motorcycle design, here are eight motorcycles that may well have changed the course of motorcycling… had they made production

Bike Tests / Looking Back
16 July 2020

DUKES OF WELLINGTON: HANDBUILT WORD BEATERS

Nitro-burning Ducatis, a short-stroke Pantah that revved to over 14,000rpm, one of the very first 851 Superbike engines housed in a custom frame. Things got a little crazy in New Zealand in the 1980s

Looking-back
26 June 2020

GENTLEMAN JOHN: JOHN WOODLEY

John Woodley was close to being thrust into the limelight in the 1970s – until he hit a cast iron fire hydrant on his RG500

Looking-back
26 June 2020

1989: WE RODE ALEX CRIVILLÉ'S JJ-COBAS TB5 125 RACER

It’s been 30 years since Alex Crivillé took out the 125cc GP world title aboard the Rotax-powered JJ-Cobas. We wind back the clock to a time when two-strokes ruled the world

Bike Tests / Looking Back
18 June 2020

THAT 70'S SHOW: CRAZY BIKES OF THE 70s

Don your orange sunnies as we look at the whackiest bikes of The Brady Bunch era. All those drugs have a lot to answer for, man

Bike Tests / Looking Back
15 June 2020

THE RUM RUNNER: HARLEY-DAVIDSON V-SERIES

This Harley-Davidson V-series used to run rum during Prohibition. You’d probably have been wiser to run this old Harley on the illegal hooch it carried

Bike Tests / Looking Back
05 June 2020

THE GREAT RACE

Mount Panorama played host to one of Australia’s greatest ever road races. John Woodley going head-to-head with Graeme Crosby and Ron Boulden

Bike Tests / Looking Back
20 May 2020

THE GAME PLAYER: 2015 ARIEL ACE 1200 SPORT

Brazenly bespoke, thundering and fast, the new Ace Sport confirmed Ariel’s reputation as a fun-loving innovator