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PA Kawasaki HR F

1970 Kawasaki H1R 500 Triple

Kawasaki H1R 500 Kawasaki's first racing tripleIt’s always nice to be able to photograph an example of the very first version of a legendary model.Kawaski...
PA Harley Davidson XR F

Harley-Davidson XR750 Dirt Track Racer

Harley-Davidson XR750One of the most recognisable of all American motorcycles are the Harley Davidson dirt trackers!With the AMA rule changes introduced in 1969, the...
The Moto Comet 175

Moto Comet | Brevetti Drusiani Bologna

Moto Comet Brevetti Drusiani Bologna With Phil AynsleyYet another pretty obscure Italian marque was Moto Comet.Alfonso Drusiani was the main engineer at F.B. Mondial and was...
MV Agusta 350 Scrambler

MV Agusta 350 Scrambler | Motorcycle History

MV Agusta 350 Scrambler The lesser known sibling of the 350 Sport With Phil AynsleyThe reasonably well known MV Agusta 350B Sport was derived from the...
The Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum

Exploring the Sammy Miller Museum | Part Two

Sammy Miller Museum Part 2 | With Phil AynsleyPART ONE HERE ⇒The AJS E90 500cc parallel twin was developed during WW II, from a Joe...

Exploring the Sammy Miller Museum | Part One

Sammy Miller Museum Part 1 | With Phil AynsleySammy Miller is a genuine motorcycling legend having successfully raced for the factory F.B. Mondial team (finishing...

The Bimota Tesi 1D | An 851 in an even sexier body

Bimota Tesi With Phil AynsleyWay, way back in 1990 I paid a visit to the Bimota factory in the company of the then Australian importer,...
Aermacchi 175 Chimera

Aermacchi 175cc Chimera | First Aermacchi four-stroke

Aermacchi 175cc Chimera (Dream) Aermacchi's first four-stroke With Phil AynsleyFor a famous and enduring engine design, the Aermacchi four-stroke horizontal single had a somewhat fraught start!The...
The Alchemy Vee Two SV-1

Vee Two Alchemy SV-1

Vee Two Alchemy SV-1 With Phil AynsleyAustralia was Ducati’s largest export market back in the ‘70s (with healthy numbers continuing in the early ‘80s) with...
Ducati Polizia Urbana 600TL Pantah

Ducati ‘Polizia Urbana’ 600TL Pantah | Police Bikes

Ducati's 'Polizia Urbana' 600TL Pantah With Phil AynsleyFollowing on from the Police bike theme in the previous column, here's a Ducati themed version...While not as...
The LAPD Moto Guzzi 850 T3

LAPD Moto Guzzi 850 T3 Police Bikes

LAPD Moto Guzzi 850 T3 1976 Moto Guzzi 850 T3 Indiana Police Department bikes With Phil AynsleyMany motorcycle companies have produced versions of their bikes for...
The Ducati 500GP

Ducati 500GP V-Twin Desmo Racer | A very rare bike!

Ducati Desmodromic 500GP With Phil AynsleyWell who’d a thought it! My 100th column. To mark this unlikely event here is a bike of not only...
Norton Challenge P86

The Norton Challenge P86 | Cosworth 746cc Twin

The Norton Cosworth Challenge With Phil AynsleyIt can’t be all that often that a bike finds its first success a dozen years after it began...
The ELF SwissAuto V4 Project

Elf Swissauto V4 two-stroke Racer | With Phil Aysnley

1997 ex-Borja Elf SwissAuto V4 two-stroke Racer With Phil AynsleyHas there ever been a bike that has raced under so many names? The ELF Swissauto project...
Jeremy McWilliams - 2003 - Geebee Images

Proton KRV3 | Last two-stroke to score a MotoGP Pole

Proton KRV3  End of the 2-stroke era This is the bike that Jeremy McWilliams set pole on at the 2002 Australian GP - the last time...
Derbi

Derbi GP50 | Angel Nieto Replica

Derbi Angel Nieto Replica Phil Aynsley takes a look at this little Spanish gem I seem to be on a bit of a Spanish bike theme recently...
Tepi Lansivouri’s Suzuki TR750 XR11

Suzuki TR750 XR11 | 750cc Two-Stroke Triple Racer

Team Classic Suzuki Collection Lansivouri’s TR750 XR11 With Phil AynsleyThe TR750 (XR11) was Suzuki’s response to the new Formula 750 class and was first raced at...

The Strange but wonderful Montesa Fura (Ferret) Scooter

Montesa Fura (Ferret) Scooter This amazing design is one of two prototypes built in 1958 of the Montesa Fura (Ferret) scooter. The idea behind the scooter...

NSU RK500 | Breaking the 300km/h barrier in the 1950s…

NSU RK500 Supercharged racer from a bygone era This beast of a machine was an unexpected bonus when I called into photograph a private collection in...

Bultaco Metralla II Kit America | A Special Road Racer

The 1967 Bultaco Metralla II Kit America Isle Of Man TT 250 Winner There are production racers... and there are production racers. One of the best...
Aermacchi DOHC pushrod-based single 350 racer

Aermacchi DOHC 350 Factory Racer

Phil discovers a hidden gem in Germany... An Aermacchi DOHC pushrod-based single 350 racerOne of the great things that can happen when visiting a collection...
1964 Benelli Provini 250/4 Racer

1964 Benelli ‘Provini’ 250/4

Phil Aysnley looks at a 1964 Benelli 250/4 RacerBenelli’s first 250/four was the 1939 water-cooled supercharged machine that was obsolete after the post-war ban...
Aspes

Aspes | An obscure Italian marque from Milan

Aspes 125 CRC Motocrosser Aspes 125 Juma Road RacerYet another relatively obscure Italian marque is Aspes, although it does still produce motorcycles. Aspes was established in...
Bimota 500 V-due

Bimota 500 V-Due | The bike that brought down Bimota

Bimota 500 V-Due The bike responsible for Bimota's demiseIt’s not often you get to photograph a bike that was responsible the the demise of a...
The König 500 GP

König 500 GP | Kim Newcombe | Rod Tingate

König 500 GP Kim Newcombe replica built by Rod Tingate Words & Images by Phil AynsleyThis is arguably the bike that heralded the coming dominance of...
The Massimo Tamburini designed and Suzuki engined 500GP race with power steering!

Roberto Galina HB Suzuki Team TGA1 | 500GP

A 500GP bike with power steering..... Galina HB Suzuki Team TGA1 By Phil AynsleyIt’s not often you come across a bike that was designed with power...
NCR Millona One Shot - Ducati DS1000 motor, 149hp, 132Nm, and 136kg

NCR Millona One Shot | 149hp | 137kg Wet

NCR Millona One Shot Ducati DS1000 motor, 149hp, 132Nm, and 136kg Words and Images by Phil AynsleyBack in 2013 I was in New Zealand photographing an interesting...

Ducati Bi-Pantah and 990 Desmosedici RR

Phil Aynsley looks at two more Ducati V4s The Taglioni Bi-Pantah, and 990cc Desmosedici RR Ducati's four-cylinder history Phil Aynsley has looked at the Ducati DU4, a two-seater...
Phil Aynsley features the Laverda V6 1000

Laverda V6 1000 Racer looked even better naked….

Laverda V6 1000 Racer One of two restored and running models in existence Words & Images Phil AynsleyThis is the second of the two Laverda 1000...
Ducati's 125/4

Ducati 125/4 | Ducati’s earlier four-cylinder forays Part 2

Ducati 125/4 In the last installment Phil Aynsley looked at the Ducati DU4, a two-seater sedan that never took off, and the Ducati Apollo, a...

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