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Eric Bana stars as Mike ‘The Bike’ Hailwood

Aussie movie star, passionate motorcycle rider and motoring fan Eric Bana will play Mike “The Bike” Hailwood in a movie based on the legendary racer’s life. Bana will also write and direct the film about the legendary racer who retired from racing bikes in 1967 after 12 Isle of Man TT victories and returned to …

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Motorbike Racing Legends Past and Present

Who are the greatest rider legends of all time, and do you agree? Motorcycle Hall of Fame: Top Riders of All Time What criteria can be used to judge the greatest motorcycle racers of all time? The number of titles won is a start, but there are many more aspects to what makes a truly …

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Mike Hailwood

Rare Australian race leathers at auction

Two sets of race leathers with historic Australian racing history are being offered at the Bonhams Spring Stafford Sale on April 23. Apart from a host of interesting race and barn-find bikes, the race leathers of Mike Hailwood (pictured above) and Graeme Crosby will be of interest to Aussie racing fans. Hailwood’s 1978 Bathurst Grand …

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Prized bikes at Las Vegas auction

If you’re a fan of Easy Rider, Long Way Down, Mike Hailwood, bike racing or just rare bikes, then get ready to open the purse strings and buy yourself a belated Christmas present. Bikes belonging to Easy Rider stars, photos from Ewan McGregor’s and Charley Boorman’s Long Way Down, a Mike Hailwood bike and other …

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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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Best Ducati collection at auction

One of the world’s best collections of historic Ducatis is going under the hammer in Las Vegas in January. Two dozen of the best racing, sports and road models from the Silverman Museum Racing will be auctioned by Bonhams. Most of the collection is built around competition models such as a 1973 750SS Imola Short Stroke …

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