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Steve Trinder with his fairings still intact - Hume Weir, 1976

The Harvie Wiltshire Trophy | With Phil Hall

The 1976 Harvie Wiltshire Trophy - With Phil Hall 1976 saw the Preston MCC move the Harvie Wiltshire Trophy to Hume Weir due to Calder Park upgrade...
Dodging the bullet, near misses. With Phil Hall

Dodging the Bullet with Phil Hall

Dodging the bullet – by Phil Hall Close calls on a motorcycle, skill, training and luck On the long weekend I received some news that I‘d rather not have...
Shadowfax Oran Park

Shadowfax – What goes around… | With Phil Hall

Shadowfax - What goes around... | With Phil Hall I have always said that nobody looks after their mates like motorcyclists do. Over my 40 plus...
Jarno Saarinen - Global Yamaha

Jarno Saarinen and Finland

Jarno Saarinen and Finland - With Phil Hall Finland is a tiny Scandinavian country and according to the 2016 census, the population is a mere 2.5 million...
For 2017 a DC charger socket added and the engine was updated to EURO4 compliance.

A Very Fine Ride – the VFR750 | With Phil Hall

A Very Fine Ride  - the VFR750 with Phil Hall Phil Hall talks about a bike close to his heart, the VFR750 This week’s article is...
Ralph Hudson

The Fastest of them All | Ralph Hudson | With Phil Hall

The Fastest of them All - Ralph Hudson - with Phil Hall Were you to pass by Ralph Hudson in the street and were you to stop...
2017 Island Classic - Team USA pit garage

Team USA and the Island Classic | With Phil Hall

"Oh, say can you see." Team USA and the Island Classic - With Phil Hall This year’s Island Classic was my sixth in a row. I first...
Gregg Hansford

Kawasaki’s road racing success story

Phil Hall talks Kawasaki's racing successes from the 1970s to present day You’d have to have been hiding under a rock not to have noticed...
Pat Mooney chases Glen Richards and John Allen - Island Classic 2016 - Image by Phil Aynsley

Island Classic International Tensions | With Phil Hall

Island Classic International Tensions - With Phil Hall Four weeks out from the 2017 Island Classic tensions are already high It is a measure of just how...

Electric bikes | The missing senses

Electric bikes - The missing senses Phil Hall asks what truly makes a motorcycle, and whether electric bikes are capable of the same experience Some time...

Where have all the old race bikes gone?

Where have all the old bikes gone? - With Phil Hall My other hat apart from my motorcycling one, is my motoring one and it...

The world’s best dummy spit with Phil Hall

The world’s best dummy spit - by Phil Hall Phil Hall calls it a dummy spit - we just think it was a smart call by Colin...
Dodging the bullet, near misses. With Phil Hall

Dodging the Bullet with Phil Hall

Dodging the bullet – by Phil Hall Close calls on a motorcycle, skill, training and luck Recently on a long weekend I received some news that I‘d rather not have...
The Oxley Highway is a road every Australian motorcyclist should ride once in their life. A group of bikes stopped at Gingers Creek.

Must Ride Roads | The Oxley Highway | With Phil Hall

Must Ride Roads: The Oxley Highway by Phil Hall I must start with a disclaimer here. Unlike some motorcyclists whose riding exploits have taken them...
Honda Shop Midland Demo Day this Saturday, March 5th

Support your local bike shop | With Phil Hall

Support your local bike shop | By Phil Hall Phil talks the rise of the superstores, internet merchants and the struggle of local bike shops Some time ago...
ASBK Morgan Park - Image by Keith Muir - Luke Mitchell, Lachlan Epis and Sam Clarke

Future health of Australian Road Racing

Searching for Racing Gold Phil Hall talks about the future health of Australian Road Racing As one who spends a fair bit of time looking back on...
Seeing this image shared on social media made me think of “Take It Easy”…

Take It Easy | Know your limits…

Take It Easy – By Phil Hall I love this picture that someone posted the other day and it is relevant to my post this morning. One...

Phil Hall talks ‘rebound mode’

Rebound Mode – By Phil Hall As enthusiasts we've become accustomed to the ever-changing world of Grand Prix racing. Indeed, lately, it seems to be...
Grey Gums Cafe - Image by John Keogh

In praise of the Grey Gum Cafe | Putty Road NSW

In praise of the Grey Gum Cafe, Putty Road NSW - With Phil Hall If you are a motorcyclist on the east coast of Australia,...
Trevor Hedge shows off DriRider's adventure kit while getting up amongst the snow behind Mount Torbreck last weekend on Honda's new Africa Twin

Winter Warmers | How to stay warm riding in winter

Winter Warmers - How to stay warm riding in winter With Phil Hall And so, after a Summer that lasted until the end of May, Winter arrived,...
Ian Hopkins Collection

A morning with Ian Hopkins and his collection

A morning with Ian Hopkins and his collection By Phil Hall One of the many things to which I was looking forward on our big trip was...
Yas Marina

Boredom by design

Boredom by design Phil Hall has a rant about modern road race circuit layouts I long ago gave up watching Formula 1. It has degenerated so...
Jorge Lorenzo superimposed on a Ducati Desmosedici

The price of Loyalty | Lorenzo to Ducati

The price of Loyalty - Lorenzo to Ducati By Phil Hall The recent announcement that World Champion, Jorge Lorenzo, has signed for Ducati for the next two...
Gregg Hansford - Oran Park

Where have the crowds gone…?

How have the mighty fallen.. Phil Hall asks, 'where have the crowds gone' This article will probably be the most difficult that I have had to...
Honda Australia promo shot of the CBX. Taken on a wet day at Calder Raceway in Melbourne, the photo features the late Andrew (AJ) Johnson in the leathers and Honda team mechanic, Mick Smith with his back to the camera.

Honda CBX550

Orphans Pt6 - Phil Hall It can’t have escaped your notice that the majority of “orphan” bikes that I have highlighted in my series have...
Kevin Schwantz - Suzuki RG500 - 2016 Barry Sheene Festival of Speed - Image by Phil Hall

Barry Sheene Festival of Speed with Phil

Barry Sheene Festival of Speed with Phil Hall Well the 11th annual Barry Sheene Festival of Speed (hereinafter to be known as the BSFoS) has...
Bell Revolver

10 Dollar Helmet | 10 Dollar Head

10 Dollar Helmet | 10 Dollar Head Phil Hall talks motorcycle helmets Just before Christmas I purchased a new helmet. It was to replace a Vemar...
Hitting the Apex

Hitting the Apex | Movie Review

“Hitting the Apex” A review with Phil Hall Late last year the internet was abuzz with the news of a new film about MotoGP, called “Hitting...
The event, organised by MV Agusta together with Motoclub Internazionale di Cascina Costa, Cagiva Club Lombardia and the Registro Storico Aermacchi, offered an unforgettable opportunity, in the factory courtyard, to admire the most beautiful Aermacchi, Cagiva and MV Agusta bikes ever built (plus Husqvarnas and Ducatis produced until 1996).

Italian Motorcycle Brands ownership history

Revolving Doors Phil Hall explores the ownership history of some of Italy's best known motorcycle brands Back in the early 80’s, AVIS, the car rental company,...
Ron Haslam

Motorcycle Racing Heroes and villains

Motorcycle Racing Heroes and villains With Phil Hall As a teenager growing up in the 60’s the staple diet of music was the British invasion of...
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