Classic Motorcycle Mechanics

Doesn’t time fly by?

Looking at the content of this issue I cannot believe that the Yamaha YZF-R1 is 20 years old this year.

I still recall my first ride on one: a brand-new red and white 4XV test bike from Yamaha. I couldn’t get my head around just how fast it was and how quickly those numbers. Hell, even Niall Mackenzie wants to buy one as a project…

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Regarding what bikes I’d most like to see in the mag, firstly please stay away from cruisers. Also surely older Brit bikes are extensively covered in other mags so I’d leave them out. I really do like 1990s sports bikes as that was a fantastic time t