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Original Isn’t Always Best
THE two big motorcycle events of the early 1980s were the Castrol Six-Hour Race and the Easter meeting at Mount Panorama, the premier race of which was the 81-lap Arai 500. In 1982, the bikes to beat at Bathurst were Rob Phillis, Mick Cole and John P
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NIGEL Irvine has been around motorcycles forever and remembers first hand the dramatic impact Japanese bikes had in the early 1970s. Gone were the old, oil-leaking English machines often bought cheaply secondhand and destined to break down at the mos
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Front Wheel Dive
BY 1920, the basic format of the motorcycle as we know it today was well established, even if detail design of things like forks and brakes and rear suspension had yet to evolve. And then there was the Megola, with what looked like a mini radial airc