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Ian Falloon

Australia's go-to-guy for classic motorcycle wisdom. Ian has written nearly 45 books on motorcycles that each offer unparalleled insight on the historical and technical development of particular makes and models.

Falloon’s Favourites: Yamaha RZ500

High performance two-strokes have long disappeared on the street but when the RZ500 appeared in 1984 it marked a new era in motorcycling. Soon Suzuki and Honda followed with replicas of their awesomely fast...

Falloon’s Favourites: Suzuki RG500 Gamma

The idea of a Grand Prix bike built for road use is a perennial favourite, but although there have been many race-styled bikes over the years only a few bare much resemblance to real...

Falloon’s Favourites: Ducati 916

Only a few motorcycles can be credited with defining an era. Edward Turner transformed the motorcycle landscape with the Triumph Speed Twin while Honda’s first 750 Four established a tradition of production across-the-frame four-cylinder...

Falloon’s Favourites: Honda RC30

While cult collectable motorcycles have usually been associated with British, European or American marques, this is changing. 1970s and some 1980s Japanese motorcycles have now become highly collectable, and the Honda RC30 is at...

Falloon’s Favourites: Kawasaki 900 Z1

The Kawasaki Z1 may not be rare, but it is one of the most significant motorcycles ever, and an all-time classic. As the Baby Boomers hit their sixties, they are redefining the parameters of collectable...

The Moto Guzzi 850 Le Mans was the right bike at the right time: Falloon

As one of the great sporting motorcycles of the mid-to-late 1970s, the Moto Guzzi 850 Le Mans was a masterpiece. With all the major Italian manufacturers producing class-leading sporting machines, the mid-1970s was a halcyon...