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Kenny Roberts Yamaha OW60 GP Racer

1982 Kenny Roberts Yamaha OW60 GP Racer With Phil Aynsley Yamaha’s first foray into the 500cc GP class came in 1973 with the piston-port, in-line four-cylinder...
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1956 Linto 75 Bialbero

1956 Linto 75 Bialbero With Phil Aynsley This little gem is the 1956 Linto 75 Bialbero (DOHC) and was photographed in the Morbidelli Museum in 2011. Lino...
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MV Agusta Ipotesi 350 Sport | Four-stroke parallel twin 1975-77

MV Agusta Ipotesi 350 Sport With Phil Aynsley The Ipotesi (Hypothesis) was a fairly major revision of MV’s venerable four-stroke parallel twin, introduced to combat the...
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Valentino Rossi’s 1997 Aprilia R125 R

Valentino Rossi’s 1997 Aprilia R125 R With Phil Aynsley Aprilia entered the World Championships in 1976 in the 125cc Motocross class and continued until 1981 without...
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A glimpse into the Morbidelli Museum | Part 2

A glimpse into the Morbidelli Museum - Part 2 With Phil Aynsley Following on from Part 1 of the Morbidelli Museum (link), here are some of...
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A glimpse into the Morbidelli Museum | Part 1

Morbidelli Museum With Phil Aynsley I have, over a number of years, been fortunate enough to visit the Morbidelli Museum several times. It has now closed...
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Carlo Guzzi’s 120º V-twin GP Racer | Moto Guzzi Bicilindrica

Moto Guzzi Bicilindrica With Phil Aynsley One of the most iconic of all 500cc Grand Prix bikes was Carlo Guzzi’s 120º V-twin. The failure of the...
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Cagiva’s C594 500cc GP Racer | With Phil Aynsley

Cagiva's final 500cc GP Motorcycle - The C594 With Phil Aynsley The C594 was the final version of the Cagiva 500cc GP bike, and the best...
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Montesa 125 Sprint | 55 kg | 18 hp | 150 km/h

Montesa 125 Sprint With Phil Aynsley Sometimes a bike’s looks strike you so strongly that any interesting history is just a happy addition. This Montesa 125...
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Ducati 125 Regolarita two-stroke | Ducati’s dirt bike

Ducati 125 Regolarita With Phil Aynsley So, who knows what the last two-stroke Ducati motorcycle was? *crickets* It may be a surprise to learn that the company...
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Moto Guzzi MGS-01 Corsa Limited Edition Racer

Moto Guzzi MGS-01 Corsa With Phil Aynsley In 2002 Moto Guzzi set up a new design centre, the "Style Laboratory" with noted Italian Guzzi tuners Ghezzi...
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The evolution of the MV Agusta 125 Racer

1950 MV Agusta 125 Racer With Phil Aynsley Here we have the first example of a race bike that was successfully developed over a ten year...
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F. B. Mondial 250cc twin-cylinder GP Racer

F. B. Mondial / Paton 250 GP Racer With Phil Aynsley I have been fortunate enough to have photographed quite a few F. B. Mondials over...
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Moto Guzzi ‘bird beak’ 250 racer

1953 Moto Guzzi 250 Bird Beak 250 Guzzi GP Racer With Phil Aynsley Moto Guzzi won the first post-war 250cc World Championship in 1949 with rider Bruno...
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Motom Delfino & 98TS

Motom Delfino & Motom 98TS With Phil Aynsley A few columns ago I featured the Motom 48 (link), here I’ll look at the company’s later two...
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Mick Doohan’s championship winning 1998 NSR500

Mick Doohan's 1998 championship winning NSR500 With Phil Aynsley Continuing on from the last column (Doohan 1994 Honda NSR500 - Link), the other NSR from Mick...
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Mick Doohan’s 1994 Honda NSR500 GP bike

1994 Honda NSR500 GP Mick Doohan With Phil Aynsley I made reference in a recent column (Eddie Lawson’s 1989 NSR500 | With Phil Aynsley - link) to...
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Benelli 650S Tornado

Benelli Tornado 650S With Phil Aynsley Benelli’s 650 Tornado is an often overlooked motorcycle. It suffered from being late to market after a three-year development period....
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Randy Mamola’s Cagiva C589 Racer

Cagiva C589 Racer With Phil Aynsley The Cagiva brothers began their quest for 500cc World Championship glory in 1978 with a modified RG500 Suzuki as the...
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Wayne Gardner’s 1987 Honda NSR500

1987 Honda NSR500 With Phil Aynsley After abandoning the ambitious NR500 project Honda finally joined the two-stroke brigade in the 500cc World Championship in 1982 with...
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Giulietta by Luigi Peripoli | J-Be | AJW

Peripoli Giulietta With Phil Aynsley Luigi Peripoli began making motorcycles in 1957 and by 1967 the company was the 7th largest manufacturer in Italy. Production continued...
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A folding mini-bike, from Ducati….

1964 Ducati folding mini-bike With Phil Aynsley I am constantly amazed at the turns of fate that occasionally result in a bike that in normal circumstances...
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Moto Morini Corsaro Avio | Moto Morini to showcase new models at EICMA…

Moto Morini With Phil Aynsley An 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 Aynsley One 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 Aynsley The now little known Motom marque was in fact the third biggest producer of motorcycles in Italy during the...

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