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Orphans Pt 2

Continuing in our series of bikes that manufacturers forgot, we stay with the tuning fork brand and look at a pair of orphans, the Yamaha TX750 and the Yamaha TX500. Earlier we looked at the Honda … [Read more...]

Wheelie good

As is often the case with restoration projects (or so I have experienced anyway) mine has proceeded in fits and starts. It is now nearly 5 years since I bought the bike as a sorry-looking mess and … [Read more...]

RIP “Burrito”

New has just come in from the US that American racing legend and all-round good guy, Gene "Burrito" Romero, has passed away, aged 72 years. The Wikipedia entry for him seems palpably weak given the … [Read more...]

Six hours a year

For reasons beyond my control I yet again have totally failed to get to the State Recreation Area at Broadford, Victoria for the annual Penrite Broadford Bike Bonanza. Despite this meeting having been … [Read more...]

About Sr Marquez..

Following his dominant win at Jerez last weekend, the keyboard warriors sprang into action to add their take on the latest MotoGp news. Most agreed that, unless one of the other factory teams can step … [Read more...]

Ignorance is..

  ..bliss, or so they say. But sometimes it is just ignorance and it brings with it difficulties and penalties that are never expected. Let me explain. It was 1978. I was living in … [Read more...]