The Ducati 916 SPS That Lived Down The Road

Ducati 916 SPS 9

This article was written by Paul Brace, a life-long bike enthusiast with a background in professional engineering and restoration, including the design and construction of the Eagle E-Type Speedster. I was looking for a lovely 916 for years but ‘the one’ never turned up. I would have been very happy with an exceptional standard 916…

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The Rare Italian/American Apollo 3500 GT

Apollo 3500 GT Nose

The Apollo 3500 GT is an American/Italian grand tourer that was intended to compete with the likes of Aston Martin, Jaguar, Ferrari, and Maserati. It featured an all-American drivetrain and running gear mostly supplied by Buick, with an American-designed body that was built by Italians. Although we often associate global supply chains with the modern…

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The Bimota SB2 – The First Road-Legal Bimota

Bimota SB2 Motorcycle

The Bimota SB2 was a significant evolutionary step forward for motorcycles when it was released in 1977. Massimo Tamburini had designed not just a superbike, but the future of superbikes. His new creation featured an ultra-lightweight chromium molybdenum trellis perimeter frame, a bulletproof Suzuki GS750 DOHC engine that doubled as a stressed member, and handling…

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Ducati 900 Mike Hailwood Replica – The Mighty MHR

Ducati 900 Mike Hailwood Replica Front

The Ducati 900 Mike Hailwood Replica was the best-selling Ducati of its time, both because of its sporting abilities and its close association with Mike “The Bike” Hailwood who had ridden a Ducati 900SS to a hugely popular comeback win at the 1978 Isle of Man TT in the Formula I class. Mike Hailwood –…

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Alpinestars Distance Fleece – A New Retro Mid-Layer

Alpinestars Distance Fleece

The Alpinestars Distance Fleece is a retro sweater from the Italian motorcycle gear manufacturer designed to reference the styling of the ’60s and ’70s – the era when the company was first established and making a name for itself. Alpinestars was founded by Sante Mazzarolo in the early 1960s in the Northern Italian town of…

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