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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 Aynsley The 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 racer One 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 Racer Benelli’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 Racer Yet 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 demise It’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 Aynsley This 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 Aynsley It’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 Aynsley Back 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 Aynsley This 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...
Ducati's Apollo four-cylinder

Ducati’s early four-cylinder forays | Apollo | DU4

Ducati DU4 - Ducati Apollo Ducati's early four-cylinder forays with Phil Aynsley With the announcement of Ducati’s first mass production four cylinder motorcycle engine (discounting the...
2009 Mike Di Meglio Aprilia RSA 250

Last of the 250cc Grand Prix Bikes | Aprilia RSA 250

2009 Mike di Meglio Aprilia RSA 250 - With Phil Aynsley   Following on from a previous column featuring the Carlos Lavado YZR250, here is the...
The Laverda 125cc GP

Laverda’s one and only Grand Prix bike | 68kg 40hp

1990 Laverda 125cc GP - With Phil Aynsley Here is a rarity! Laverda’s only entry into Grand Prix competition! During 1989 a group of Laverda employees...
1988 Elf5 Racer

NSR V4 powered 1988 ELF5 | With Phil Aynsley

NSR V4 powered 1988 ELF5 - With Phil Aynsley Some bikes can’t be mistaken for any other machine and that is certainly the case with...
The Münch-URS

The highly successful Munch-URS | With Phil Aynsley

Phil Aynsley reveals the story behind the Münch-URS which saw great success in Europe  I was in Germany last year and had organised to photograph...
Moto Guzzi's C4V - The first dedicated racer

The Moto Guzzi C4V racer | With Phil Aynsley

Moto Guzzi's first dedicated competition motorcycle the C4V - With Phil Aysnley This is the first dedicated competition bike from Moto Guzzi, a C4V. While the...
Moto Nettunia 160 Sport

Moto Nettunia 160 Sport | With Phil Aynsley

The Moto Nettunia 160 Sport - With Phil Aynsley Here is another in the seemingly unending list of obscure Italian motorcycle marques - Moto Nettunia. The firm...
The 250cc 1972 Kawasaki S1R

1972 Kawasaki S1R | Phil shoots a bike that didn’t exist!

Phil Aynsley photographs the Kawasaki 250cc S1R - A bike that does not officially exist! It’s not often I have a chance to photograph a...
Drysdale V8 1000

Drysdale 1000 V8 | With Phil Aynsley

Australian-made Drysdale 1000 V8 -  With Phil Aynsley Ian Drysdale has a history of designing intriguing motorcycles (and other engineering intensive machinery), most notably the 1990...
Mick Doohan - Honda NSR500

Australian Grand Prix of 1991 | With Phil Aynsley

Australian MotoGP 1991, Eastern Creek - With Phil Aynsley The Australian Grand Prix moved to Eastern Creek for a period in the nineties - starting...
The 1956 Taurus 200 Super Sport

One of a kind 1956 Taurus 200 Super Sport

1956 Taurus 200 Super Sport - With Phil Aynsley Yet another little known Italian marque is Taurus. Taurus took over the MG company in 1932 and a...
Kevin Magee at the Phillip Island Grand Prix in 1989 - Image by Phil Aysnley

Australian MotoGP 1989 | With Phil Aynsley

Australian MotoGP 1989, Phillip Island Through the lens of Phil Aynsley This was my, and I suspect most Aussie’s, first experience of what a Grand Prix...
1989 Fior 500 GP

1989 Fior 500 GP | 150hp | 127kg | With Phil Aynsley

1989 Fior 500 GP machine - 150hp, 127kg - With Phil Aynsley This one of the two 1989 Fior 500s made, and as 1989 was the...
1990 Edi Oroli Cagiva Paris-Dakar Racer

Edi Orioli Cagiva Paris-Dakar Racer | With Phil Aynsley

1990 Edi Orioli Cagiva Paris-Dakar Racer - With Phil Aynsley In a recent column about the Cagiva 906 Elefant SP (link) I briefly referred to the...
1980 Swann Series - Oran Park - Ron Haslam

1980 Swann Series visits Oran Park | With Phil Aynsley

1980 Swann Series visits Oran Park Phil Aynsley In the late ‘70s and early ‘80s the Swann Series were the major international race meetings held in Australia....
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