Monthly Archive: March 2018

Kawasaki’s 1st world #1 Dave Simmonds. Despite being a double UK champion, the ’69 125 winner was only (grudgingly) given a works twin by the penny-pinching firm after first agreeing to wield his own spanners – then passing a works mechanic’s course to prove he was up to the job!pic.twitter.com/xDo9vSwL0T

Kawasaki’s 1st world #1 Dave Simmonds. Despite being a double UK champion, the ’69 125 winner was only (grudgingly) given a works twin by the penny-pinching firm after first agreeing to wield his own spanners – then passing a works me…

Croz’s Moriwaki. The sit-up-and-beg Z1-based 1100 may’ve looked like the bike-next-door – but with more grunt than a sty of porkers it proved a match for anything with clip-ons and full fairing when it turned up here in ’79. ‘Course, having the flying Kiwi in the saddle helped…pic.twitter.com/63DxWRwt9F

Croz’s Moriwaki. The sit-up-and-beg Z1-based 1100 may’ve looked like the bike-next-door – but with more grunt than a sty of porkers it proved a match for anything with clip-ons and full fairing when it turned up here in ’79. &ls…

Big Rob Mac taking an enforced break in the ‘80s while Suzi were backed by Skoal Bandits and Men Only – two products with health issues. In fact, the suckable baccy sachets were later outlawed (literally!) due to concerns over mouth cancer. The top-shelf mag? Make you go blind…pic.twitter.com/lEjUzBjIT5

Big Rob Mac taking an enforced break in the ‘80s while Suzi were backed by Skoal Bandits and Men Only – two products with health issues. In fact, the suckable baccy sachets were later outlawed (literally!) due to concerns over mouth cancer….

Beeza kneeler – an A65, the motor of choice for many top Brit teams in the ‘60s and early ‘70s (if they couldn’t get hold of a BMW…). Made popular by Chris Vincent, a well-tuned BSA had bags of go but was also cheap(ish) to run – a double plus for cash-strapped chairmen.pic.twitter.com/SSpEDiF0Xo

Beeza kneeler – an A65, the motor of choice for many top Brit teams in the ‘60s and early ‘70s (if they couldn’t get hold of a BMW…). Made popular by Chris Vincent, a well-tuned BSA had bags of go but was also cheap(ish) to ru…