Barry Sheene Suzuki restored

Barry Sheene Suzuki restored

Barry Sheene’s 1976 title-winning XR14 RG500 GP Suzuki has been restored and the Japanese manufacturer has produced two videos of the restoration process. Here is the first video: And here is the second: This comes as an announcement is imminent on the joint British-Australian film production on the wild and crazy life of the two-time …

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Festival of Speed follows Island Classic

Classic race motorcycle fans won’t have long to wait after the Phillip Island Classic next weekend with the International Festival of Speed in Sydney in March. The 14th annul event used to be called the Barry Sheene Festival of Speed. It returns to Sydney Motorsport Park on March 23-26, 2017 with a long list of …

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Tribute for Barry Sheene Festival of Speed

As riders throughout the country descend on Sydney this weekend for the Barry Sheene Festival of Speed, a long-term racing and industry identity talks about his relationship with the racer. By Dale Schmidtchen I found out that Barry had finally succumbed to his throat cancer while speaking to a sponsored rider on the phone. This …

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Barry Sheene movie goes into production

The wild and crazy life of two-time world champion motorcycle racer Barry Sheene is being developed into a feature-length film by a joint British-Australian film production. Simply titled “Sheene” it should be a funny, dramatic and exciting film depicting the funny, dramatic and exciting life of the racer.   Even though the above teaser video …

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Freddie Spencer at the 1989 Japanese GP

Freddie Spencer for Festival of Speed 

Three-time world motorcycle champion Freddie Spencer will attend the Barry Sheene Festival of Speed at Eastern Creek on March 20-22. The American racer joins a full field of legends for the 10th anniversary of the fewstival. Organisers say they have been blown away by the positive response and comments since securing “Fast” Freddie. Riders are …

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Barry Sheene helmet at auction

(STORY UPDATED OCTOBER 21) An Arai helmet belonging to the late and great 500cc World Champion Barry Sheene has sold at auction for £2500 ($4600). It was part of a collection of his race gear, trophies and awards auctioned by Bonhams on October 19 at the Stafford Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show in the UK. Bonhams press officer …

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Charley Boorman in top 20 motorcycle icons

While the late Barry Sheene topped a list of UK motorcycle icons amid a cast of mainly famous racers, Long Way Round riders Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman have also squeezed in at 17th and 18th. The top 20 motorcycling icons were voted on by British bikers from a shortlist supplied by the British National …

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Maria Costello - Freddie Spencer

Racing legends for Barry Sheene Festival

One of the fastest women around the Isle of Man and the first person to win world championships in the 125cc, 250cc and 500cc classes will be guests at the Barry Sheene Festival of Speed. The ninth annual event at Sydney Motorsport Park, Eastern Creek on March 21-23 will feature British motorcycle racer Maria Costello …

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Motorcycle auction sets record

A former Barry Sheene motorcycle has helped set a new world auction record. The Bonhams annual sale of collector motorcycles at Stafford last weekend (October 20) made a total of £1,337,475 ($A2.2m), setting a new world record. A modern Molnar Norton Manx, prepared and entered by Fred Walmsley for the late World Champion Barry Sheene, …

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Suzuki Bandit

Tips on buying a Suzuki Bandit

Suzuki Bandit buying tiups. Motorbikewriter.com gives you the opportunity to review your own bike or a bike you may have ridden. Send your review to hinchm@hotmail.com. This review comes from RACQ executive manager technical and safety policy, Steve Spalding, a long-time Bandit tragic. He not only reviews his first-release 1996 Bandit, but also gives some …

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