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Video: Kenny Roberts rides his 1980 YZR500 at Laguna Seca

Watch in awe as the ever-charismatic King-Kenny gets back on the horse and rides.

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Happy birthday John Surtees!

The only man who will ever become the champion of both Formula 1, 350cc and 500cc Motorcycle racing turns 80 today.

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Video: The heated rivarly of Biaggi and Rossi

One million people have enjoyed this epic tale of unforgettable battles and bitter rivalry, find out why…

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Top Five of 2013: Bikes

The insanity of Laverda’s V6 Superbike

Laverda started out in 1950 with a humble single piston 75cc four stroke – however history would see them remembered for something much more substantial.
Read on..

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Top Five of 2013: Videos

Video: The ghost of Ayrton Senna, Suzuka 1989

Honda has created this incredible a video tribute to Ayrton Senna. They took the actual data from Senna’s 1989 McLaren-Honda to create an audio/visual lap of Suzuka. Wow.
Check out …

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Who is the greatest ever Moto GP rookie?

Marc Marquez is the first rookie to win the premier-class world motorcycle championship since Kenny Roberts in 1978. Both won in epic seasons, where the battle went down to the final race.

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Video: Things heat up between Doohan and Criville following crash

Taken from the pits of Eastern Creek raceway following the 1996 Australian MotoGP, this terrific video shows the moment when Mick Doohan and Alex Criville collide on track, and then more interesting – what was …

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Video: Max Biaggi’s huge wheelie – 1998

Here at Motorsport Retro we really, really love huge 500cc wheelies. Intentional or not, this one by Max Biaggi at the 1998 Brno GP is hands-down our all time favourite.

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Retrospective: Suzuki in MotoGP

Suzuki has delighted fans (and likely frightened rivals) by announcing that it will return to MotoGP in 2015.  The Japanese company withdrew from the sport in 2011, citing the onset of the global financial crisis …

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Photo of the day: Honda RVF cutaway

Photo of the day: Honda RVF 750 as ridden by Patrick Igoa and Gerard Coudray
Image: Automotive Illustrations

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Video: Jean’s Story – sidecar passenger

Being the daredevil passenger, leaning out of a motorcycle sidecar outfit at 160km/h, was not how dress-cutter Jean Kilpatrick saw her future when she left Melbourne with her racer boyfriend Ray Foster late in 1958.

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Photo Gallery: “The Man” makes history at Laguna Seca

It was The Man’s 285th time at attacking a circuit in racing anger. It was The Man’s 225th start of a MotoGP race. It was The Man’s 181st Podium. It was The Man’s 145th MotoGP …