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Speedway Star!

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"What do you think is the ongoing appeal of speedway as a motorsport? The speed and the danger aspect are ever-present as part of its appeal, but one of the sport’s greatest assets is being able to see the "

The Anatomy of a Speedway Bike

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"Simplicity is extremely difficult to achieve. While the apparent straightforwardness of the oval is one of speedway’s key appeals there are a raft of mechanical subtleties on a speedway bike that help achieve the zen like flow of the "

Gallery: The Art of Speedway

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"Speedway’s history reaches way back to a time when there were no computers, no electronic timings, no million dollar sponsorship deals and no TV coverage. Still, this stripped down sport of working class heroes produced a noble visual culture. "

Speedway Timeline

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"Cardiff's Millennium Stadium. The Adrian Flux FIM British Speedway Grand Prix. The place is packed to the rafters. It’s clear to see that speedway today has a large and loyal following. And why not? What’s not to like? "

Guy Martin x Triumph Speed Record Attempt

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"Triumph Motorcycles have confirmed their new land speed record attempt with greasy national treasure Guy Martin Our kid will be hitting the salt at Bonneville astride the Triumph Rocket III Streamliner, which is powered by two turbocharged, methanol-drinking 2.3 litre Triumph "

Lid Art

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"Not sure what to make of these. Lids are supposed to protect you. But it's nice if they look good too. We've always been a bit skeptical about anything 'statementy' with regards to the design of a crash helmet. But "

Bike Crush: Yamaha XJR 1300

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"Ok, so we know the mainstream bike industry have been co-opting the custom scene for years now. Our Gary Inman, valued contrib, Sideburn supremo and Dirt Quake impresario, pointed out as much in our recent feature thread on the custom "

Evel Knievel London 1975

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"On Bank holiday Monday at the end of May 1975, Evel Knievel appeared in London's Wembley Stadium. 40 years have passed since this totemic point in London pop culture – and looking at the home-made cine film footage we found, it's a window "

Ducati Tracker by Earle Motors

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"I've always wondered why you don't see many customised Ducati Monsters. They've always seemed to me a worthy custom platform – though my altogether absent mechanical skills doesn't make me the best commentator on anything technical. But when I stumbled across "

Phillip Glass Digs BMW R69

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"Phillip Glass loved his BMW motorcycles.  Whether there's a musical metaphor in there we don't know – but it emerged yesterday that the post-modernist composer and musician spent a lot of time on the back of an R69 BMW, which he "

Bike Crush: Kawasaki ZRX1200R

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"We know. Stock bikes often suck. But there's a certain stocker from a few years back that, in its simplicity and straighforward brawn - has us all het up. Kawasaki's ZRX1200R is not only simple, muscular and to-the-point – it "