Articles tagged Paul Smart

Page 39 of December 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, December 2012

TWO-STROKE TERRORS

TWO-STROKE TERRORS Mat Oxley YEARS AGO A NEW WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GAVE bith to a crazy kind of tyre-shredding, piston-meting motorcycle. The Formula 750 series was designed to give the latest 750 four-stroke road bikes somewhere to play, safe from the marauding two-stroke Grand Prix machines that had come to dominate all forms of bike racing. F750 would allow Triumph to show off its booming...

Page 44 of September 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, September 1973

Around and About

A different attitude. By way of a change I took a trip to Silverstone last month to have a general look round at a big motorcycle meeting. The event was the John Player International and with Giacomo Agostini, reigning 500 Champion Phil Read, Yvon Du Hamel from Canada and many top names on the bill it was obviously going to produce some fireworks. Unfortunately my schedule precluded a visit on...

Page 58 of October 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, October 1973

On Motor Cycles

Over the past twelve to eighteen months a great number of people have discovered the motorcycle and it has become quite the "in" thing, as long as the sun is shining. Almost every motoring magazine has featured motorcycles in some form or other in recent months, some of them light-heartedly, others quite seriously, and it would appear that the motorcycle has now become "respectable". Very old...

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Insight: Italy's victory V

Blkes were a way out of the war — but one genus made it a path to glory Until a USAF bombing raid flattened its factory in 1944 Ducati had manufactured electronic goods, but after the war the Ducati brothers thought they might do better by building cheap, utilitarian motorcycles. Ducati's first bike, Il Cucciolo (the Puppy) was certainly utilitarian. A bicycle with a tiny engine attached (above...

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