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Francis Ooi's Classic Bike Art

Anything But Ugly Motos

Image: Ugly Moto
As meticulous in its detail as it is arresting in its aesthetic, Francis’ Ooi’s classic racing bike art, going by the brand Ugly Moto, is absolutely gorgeous.

Triumph 2000/2.5PI

Triumph 2000/2.5PI: From Mount Panorama to Mexico City

Image: Shannons Club, via www.autopics.com.au
As at home tackling the gruelling London-Mexico World Cup Rally as it was braving the bumps and bends of Bathurst, Triumph’s 2000/2.5PI sedan was an endurance racing rocket.

MV 750 Side Car Racer

Art in Agusta: 1976 MV 750 Side Car Racer Up For Sale

Very likely one of, if not the only sidecar racer with an MV Agusta motor, this superbly-restored and storied sidecar racer will go up for sale at Artcurial’s Salon Rétromobile sale on the 7th of February.

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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.
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Motorclassica

Record Crowds Join In as Motorclassica Gets Better and Better

Images: Motorclassica
The beautiful halls of Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Building are just that little less enrapturing today, as the last of Motorclassica 2013′s stunning collection of  historic, vintage, veteran, classic and collectable cars and motorcycles has hit the …

1989 Le Mans Porsche Racing Fire

Video: The Ultimate Tribute to Group C

Perhaps even more thrilling than the years of turbocharged Formula 1 were the Group C racers of the same era. Manufacturers were given a huge amount of autonomy following a brief which resulted in a …

Max Biaggi Wheelie

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.

Barry Sheene 1977

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 …