20/20 Hindsight

Japanese sportsbike heroes of 2010: Part one

The Rocketships. Built with one aim in mind – sports performance. Greg looks at the big players from a decade ago... Litre bikes were the flavour of the Month in a big way in 2010....

Honda ST1100: What you must know to buy a used ST

Big, competent and kinda different. But, was Australia ready for the ST1100? Here’s what you must know to buy a used ST. Honda’s mile-eating tourer, the ST1100 (known as the Pan European in other markets),...

Used bikes: Five great sports touring bargains

Sports tourers. Snag finds a super bargain in a 13-year old mile-eater. The sports tourer. The thinking person’s motorcycle. New ones are expensive, not getting around that. But there are cheap rippers out there with...

Norton Commando MkII 1973 restoration

Restoring a Norton Commando from a roughie to a reliable rocket. The ‘barn find’ motorcycle. Everyone has heard of some wondrous thing that has stood for decades, just waiting for a dusty shard of light...

Where it all started: The bikes that launched a brand

We have rounded up six of the most prolific bike manufacturers in the game to have a look at the first time they decided to slap an engine into a bike frame, and call...

Yamaha YZF-R1 1998-2009: A retrospective

The early Yamaha R1s are good used buys now. Here’s a comprehensive guide to get you a beauty from the first decade’s examples. Yamaha’s flagship R1 arrived in 1998 to slot into an instant worldwide...

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