In a rich history of ‘racer-replicas’ they don’t get much better than this… Words: Bertie Simmonds Photographs: Gary D Chapman/Mortons Archive Racing surely improves the breed, which is why road-riders have enjoyed the benefits ofRead more
Author: Bertie Simmonds
Honda Six – Recreating a Masterpiece
One of the greatest engineering journeys in motorcycle grand prix history is told in George Beale’s much-awaited coffee table book, Honda Six – Recreating a Masterpiece. The book documents the fascinating 25-year project by theRead more
Want to ride some classic 1990s race-replicas on your favourite tracks? Then check out Renaissance Racing. Renaissance Racing have a five bike fleet for 2023: the Ducati 996, Suzuki GSX-R750 SRAD, Yamaha YZF750, Honda SP-1Read more
National Motorcycle Museum 'Goes Live!'
National Motorcycle Museum LIVE continues in October 2023 but now as a two-day event. As always, the visit is free of charge (save for car parking, bikes park free) and once more there are aRead more
Schwantz's first superbike
The young Kevin Schwantz didn’t get into road-racing until comparatively late, but when he did he set the sport alight. Words: Bertie Simmonds Photographs: Mortons Archive In 1984 he was a club racer, known forRead more
Oxford celebrates 50 years
Oxford Products is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2023 and has a full calendar of celebrations to mark this special year. Imagine all the stuff we bikers have thanks to the motorcycle and push-bike firm,Read more
Bike grandad's licence saved!
A grandfather and keen biker was wrongly denied a licence to ride his motorcycles for over three years, according to the national Ombudsman. Paul Olsen, a graphic designer who airbrushed the one of the originalRead more
Laps of the Gods!
For the 1967 Senior TT Mike Hailwood faced a bit of a challenge in his bid to score his second hat-trick of wins around the Isle of Man course – but lady luck was smiling…Read more
Hammer of the Gods!
Twenty years ago, a sound was emanating from the tracks and pit lanes in Grand Prix racing that hadn’t been heard in quite some time. From the mid-1970s the two-stroke had been king, ever sinceRead more
Sealey reveal new Hand Tool promotion
Sealey’s new Hand Tool Promotion is out now and valid until October 31 2021. It contains over 35 new lines as well as savings of up to 55% off list price! What are you waitingRead more