World Superbikes has become tediously predictable in the last few years, with only Kawasaki and Ducati having any chance of lifting the title; the former taking the top prize in four of the last five years... Zzzzzzz.
But it hasn’t always been so. Go back 25 years and wsb was about to begin its most exciting and unexpected season ever.
US tuner Rob Muzzy was about to step onto the world stage for the first time, bringing with him some amazing facial hair, a quick Kawasaki and a crazy young gun from Georgia, Scott Russell.
Up against the might of Ducati and a legion of factory 888s, Muzzy and Russell achieved the impossible – winning the top prize first time out, and on just a fraction of Ducati’s race budget. Real David and Goliath stuff. It would be 20 years before Kawasaki won the title again. Come relive that glory year from page 47.
IFWSB had begun three years earlier it’s fair to say that Suzuki’s GSX-R750 would have done a lot of the winning in the series’ formative years. a winner out of the crate, the GSX-R was the first and remains the standard of the quarter-litre superbike class. But which model should be on your radar? Find out from page 54.
Also in the issue you’ll find the Ducati ST2 that’s found its sporting mojo (page 67), ATR2 replica RD350B, how 3D printing will be the future of spares, a Honda MVX250 buyers’ guide, how to repair crankcases, and loads more.
Enjoy your PS.
Demon combo: Rob Muzzy (left) and Scott Russell
Pure and simple. Way to go