In the seventies the Japanese motorcycle industry was beginning to dominate the bike market, with its high tech performance designs. The Italian response was typically heart- rather than head-led. John Nutting picks 10 of his seventies Italian favourites...
The story broke, in March 1980, that Barry Sheene would be missing from the British team for the Anglo American Match Races, after he had failed to agree start money terms with Motor Circuit Developments boss Chris Lowe...
• 1980 BMW R80/7
Mossy gets sensible about bikes with panniers
• Yamaha RD200
Yamaha’s racy two-stroke twin recalled in MIRA Files
• Kawasaki GPz1000R Turbo
The best Turbo of the 1980s is rebooted for today
• Honda CB750
Steve Cooper’s buying guide on the legendary big Honda four
• Coming classics
Andy Bolas on the beauty of the Thunderace
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