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Moto Morini Corsaro Avio | Moto Morini to showcase new models at EICMA…

Moto Morini With Phil AynsleyAn all too brief revival of the famous Moto Morini name commenced in 1999 when Alfonso Morini’s nephew, Franco, bought the...
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Montesa 250GP two-stroke GP racer

Montesa 250 two-stroke GP racer With Phil AynsleyOne of the only two such bikes ever built, this 250cc two-stroke twin was developed in conjunction with...
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Motom | Italy’s third biggest motorcycle manufacturer in the mid 1950s

Obscure Italian marque Motom With Phil AynsleyThe now little known Motom marque was in fact the third biggest producer of motorcycles in Italy during the...
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Rumi Motorcycles | 125cc two-stroke twin broke new ground

Rumi Motorcycles Junior Racer With Phil AynsleyAn anchor hardly seems to be an appropriate part of a motorcycle company’s emblem, but for Rumi it made sense....
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Honda NSR500V | Eric Offenstadt special explored engineering concepts

Eric Offenstadt Experimental NSR500 Racer With Phil AynsleyThe French Tecmas team competed in the 500cc World Championship from 1997 until 2000, using Honda’s NSR500V. Riders...
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Team Kawasaki Australia KR350 Prototype

Team Kawasaki Australia KR350 Prototype With Phil AynsleyThis is the prototype KR350 sent to Team Kawasaki Australia for development during 1977. It was built in...
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1979 Laverda 500 Endurance Racer | The ultimate Laverda 500 twin!

Laverda 500 Endurance Barcelona racer With Phil AynsleyFollowing on from the previous column (Link), here we look at the ultimate version of Laverda’s 500 twin.Four...
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1972 MV Agusta 500/4 racer | Aero wings are not new…

1972 MV Agusta 500/4 racer prototype With Phil AynsleySo you think the appearance of wings and other aerodynamic aids on MotoGP bikes over the past...
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Paton PG 500 R V4 Racer

Paton PG 500 R V4 Racer With Phil AynsleyGiuseppe Pattoni was the chief mechanic for the FB Mondial GP team when the company (together with...
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Berneg Construzione Meccaniche | Yet another obscure Italian motorcycle

'Berneg Construzione Meccaniche' With Phil AynsleyObscure Italian marque number 257… BernegBerneg was established in Bologna in 1954 by Paride Bernardi and Corrado Negrini to manufacture parts...
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Ducati Supermono | ‘Sounds of Singles’ Supermono

Ducati Supermono 'Sounds of Singles' With Phil AynsleyDucati began its motorcycle history with a single cylinder motor, the Cucciolo, in 1946 - and they continued making...
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Mondial 125 Bialbero GP Racer

Mondial 125 Bialbero GP Racer With Phil AynsleyF.B. Mondial had its origins with the F.B. company (Fratelli Boselli / Boselli Brothers) founded in 1929 by...
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MotoBi 175 Catria | MotoBi’s first four-stroke

1956 MotoBi 175 Catria MSDS Moto Sportive Derivate della Serie (MSDS) junior racer model With Phil AynsleyMotoBi was established in 1948 by the eldest of the six...
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Moto Guzzi 250 TS two-stroke twin

1978 Moto Guzzi 250 TS With Phil AynsleyThe 250 TS (along with its badge engineered twin, the Benelli 250 2C) was the first all new...
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Lino Tonti | The Linto 500 GP

Lino Tonti Linto 500 GP With Phil AynsleyThe Italians seem to have provided more than their fair share of talented designers to the motorcycle community. One...
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Hunwick Hallam X1R Racer

Hunwick Hallam X1R With Phil AynsleyOne of the most exciting 'could have beens' I ever shot was the Hunwick Hallam X1R.The concept of the X1R...
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Ducati 916 Strada | 25th Anniversay

Ducati 916Phil Aynsley's last column featured the ultimate Ducati V-twin superbike - the 1299 Panigale Superleggera (Link), while this week our resident Ducati expert...
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Ducati 1299 Superleggera

Ducati Panigale 1299 Superleggera With Phil AynsleyThe ultimate model in a long, long line of Ducati V-twin superbikes - the 1299 Panigale Superleggera.The 1299 Superleggera...
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Bimota BB1 Supermono

Bimota BB1 Supermono With Phil AynsleyThe BB1 Supermono was Bimota’s only single cylinder motorcycle. First displayed at the Cologne Show in 1994, production began the...
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Aermacchi 250 GP Racer | A two-stroke Harley GP machine!

Aermacchi saw a GP renaissance in the '70s with their 250 racersThe name ‘Aermacchi’ tends to bring to mind their famous four-stroke horizontal single...
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A brief history of DKW | ‘Damf Kraft Wagen’

DKW A brief history of DKW 'Damf Kraft Wagen' With Phil AynsleyIt seems hard to believe now but in the 1930s DKW was one of the largest...
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Ducati 50 SL/1 two-stroke

Ducati 50SL/1 two-stroke With Phil AynsleyThink Ducati. Think two-stroke? Way back in the ‘60s and ‘70s the company produced a wide range of two-stroke bikes (also...
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The Hockenheimring Museum | Part Two

Hockenheimring Museum Part Two With Phil AynsleyIn Part 2 of our look at the Hockenheimring Museum we travel up to the first floor… You can visit...
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The Hockenheimring Museum | Part One

The Hockenheimring Museum Part One With Phil AynsleyThe Hockenheimring Museum contains a treasure-trove of interesting two-wheeled machinery (and a few with three and four as well).Located...
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1967 Mototrans 250cc four-cylinder Grand Prix racer

1967 Mototrans 250 Four With Phil AynsleyThe Spanish Mototrans company was formed in 1958 with the merging of the Maquitrans and Cliper concerns who imported...
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Moto Villa 250/4 | 4-cylinder 2-stroke 250cc Grand Prix racer

Moto Villa 250/4 Racer With Phil AynsleyThe Moto Villa company was founded by Francesco Villa in 1961 after his long and successful career as a...
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Barry Sheene’s 1979 Suzuki XR27 500 Grand Prix racer

Barry Sheene's 1979 Suzuki XR27 With Phil AynsleySuzuki began its challenge for the 500cc World Championship with its TR500/XR05 twin in the hands of such...
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The six-cylinder MV Agusta 500 Grand Prix racer of 1957

MV Agusta Six-Cylinder 1957 500cc six-cylinder racerCompetition in the 500cc Grand Prix class was reaching new heights in the late 1950s and Gilera's extremely successful...
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Gilera Saturno Piuma Corsa | 569cc single-cylinder racer

Gilera Saturno Piuma Corsa With Phil AynsleyGilera debuted its new Bialbero (DOHC) single cylinder engine in 350cc form fitted in the 1985 Dakota trail bike....
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1963 Moto Parilla 250 Wildcat | 114kg | 26hp

1963 Moto Parilla 250 Wildcat With Phil AynsleyGiovanni Parrilla was born in southern Italy in 1912 but later moved to Milan to begin work as...
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