broad church here on PS, spanning as we do motorcycling’s most dynamic decades. It might seem like a long way from a Kawasaki H2 two-stroke triple (page 38) to aprilia four-stroke v-twins (page 68) – and indeed it is in both time and technology – but the unifying factor for both the bikes and those who ride them comes down to one word – attitude.
It was that attitude that made bikes so fascinating to everyone in the late 1970s when the film Silver Dream Racer (page 48) was conceived and scripted; a movie we in the office have ascribed to a genre we’re calling ‘bikesploitation’.
You’ll find more ‘attitude’ elsewhere in the issue, from the collection of twostroke nuts and their bikes for a trackday at Donington (page 26) to the well ’ard Suzuki GSX1100EX Special built byandy Harriman (page 77).
The ’90s were a glory decade for sportsbikes and in this issue you’ll find two of the bikes we made such public nuisances of ourselves on back then – the Kawasaki ZX-7R (page 54) and Yamaha FZR600R (page 102).
An attitude of a positive nature is a definite boon in the shed and up the back of the mag you’ll find Rupert Paul still trying to sort the final details on our Ducati 851/888 replica build (page 89).
The right attitude will take you a long way, on the road and in the shed.
Enjoy the mag
Dave Thompson (left) and his Kawasaki H2 resto (page 38) Silver Dream Racer. Making of a masterpiece