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Kawasaki W1 overhaul

Kawasaki W1 overhaul

4 December 2014

“I don’t suppose you’d be interested in looking at my rebuilding of a Kawasaki W1’s motor would you?” asked owner Dave Jupp. Of course we would; we’d leap at the chance. Steve Cooper reports...

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Looking back: 1977

Looking back: 1977

30 November 2014.

It was a time of punk rock, Barry Sheene, Star Wars, page three stunners, big hair and even bigger flares. Welcome to the year that was 1977...

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Yamaha TZR250

Yamaha TZR250

28 November 2014.

Even in the second millenium a 250 ‘stroker is a potent missile and the TZR250 is quite possibly the considered weapon of choice...

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Yamaha FZ750: 25 things

Yamaha FZ750: 25 things

17 November 2014.

Yamaha’s FZ750 was possibly the biggest leap forward of any Japanese motorcycle ever. Just 12 months after Kawasaki’s GPZ900R had seemingly secured the title. 25 years on much of the FZ’s design remains a blueprint for motorcycle engineering...

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Triumph Trident T160

Triumph Trident T160

4 November 2014.

Triumph’s three cylinder Trident provided the signature sound for racers in the early Seventies and led to the best of the bunch, the T160, made for just a year from 1975. John Nutting explains...

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Italian favourites part two

Italian favourites part two

31 October 2014.

John Nutting's concluding look at Seventies Italian classics, starting with the Ducati 350 Desmo and closing with a Moto Guzzi Le Mans Mkl...

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Italian Vincent

Italian Vincent

28 October 2014.

'Vincent of Italy' is what MM claimed for their motorcycles. Tim Holmes and Patrick Uden take a closer look at a painstakingly restored example by bike restoration expert James Tennant-Eyles...

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Top bikes of the Seventies: 3

Top bikes of the Seventies: 3

21 October 2014.

Continuing with John Nutting's look at Seventies specials. Here we're focusing on league positions 30 to 21. Is your favourite included?

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ON NOW! Stafford Motorcycle Show

ON NOW! Stafford Motorcycle Show

19 October 2014.

Welcome to the biggest show in the classic calendar! Come and meet our VIP guest Frankie Chili, or browse the autojumble, marvel at the restorations, hear the bikes fire up at the GP paddock, enjoy the Classic Dirtbike demonstrations, or simply just have a great day out...

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Yamaha YCS1

Yamaha YCS1

16 October 2014.

Easy on the wallet but punching well above its weight, that’ll be Yamaha’s 180 twin, says Steve ‘Scoop’ Cooper...

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YAMAHA RD400F
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