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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.

    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...

    Falloon’s Favourites: Suzuki GSX-R750

    “A Legend Now Begins” was how Suzuki’s publicity heralded the introduction of the GSX-R750 Hyper Sports in 1985, and for once the publicists got it right. Few motorcycles have emulated the impact of the...

    Falloon’s Favourites: Honda CBX

    Oblivion has been the final resting place for many 1970s and early 1980s Japanese motorcycles, but not the Honda CBX. The Honda CBX was always special, and although only released in 1978, by 1980...

    Falloon’s Favourites: BMW R90S

    Prior to the release of the R90S at the end of 1973, BMW motorcycles were considered stodgy, conservative, and plainly unexciting. A BMW was great for hauling sidecars or long distance cross country trips,...

    Falloon’s Favourites: Kawasaki GPz1100

    The Kawasaki GPz1100 deserves much recognition and appreciation, writes Ian Falloon... When Kawasaki embarked on building motorcycles in the early 1960s it was the two-stroke range that established their performance image. A string of class-leading...

    Falloon’s Favourites: Norton 650 SS

    For many enthusiasts, the Norton 650 SS remains the definitive sporting Norton twin. Combining the legendary Featherbed frame with a classic 650cc British parallel twin resulted in a masterpiece... One of the most influential of...