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Practical Sportsbikes (UK) - - Contents - Jim Moore, Edi­tor

Noth­ing comes close to a lap of the in­fa­moustt course. Just ask any­one who’s raced there. Even at nor­mal speeds it’s un­de­ni­ably spe­cial, and in early Septem­ber we got the chance to do ex­actly that.

And so did a lot of you.the amount of 1970-2000 me­tal on the Isle of Man dur­ing Clas­sictt week was as im­pres­sive as it was af­firm­ing: LCS, GSX-RS, Fire­blades, Z1000s, RC30S, even Fizzies – all Ps-era life was there, and we cap­tured some snap shots of it in this is­sue (page 45) to whet your ap­petite for next year. Book your place now, you won’t re­gret it.

We don’t reckon you’d re­gret buy­ing a Bi­mota SB6 ei­ther. OK so they can be a pig to work on and you’ll al­most cer­tainly need to spend time and per­haps some dosh to set it up as it de­serves, but get this: you can have one of th­ese hand-built, Gsx-r1100pow­ered ex­otic jew­els for less than you’d spend on an NSR250 MC28.

Equiv­a­lent ex­clu­siv­ity can be two, three, four times as much.a bar­gain Bi­mota?you bet ya.alan See­ley lifts the lid on this for­got­ten Latin gem, and the Ri­mini firm’s 1980s high­wa­ter mark, the FZR1000 pow­eredyb6, from page 54.

In fact it’s been a good month foral. He’s also pow­ered Bud­get Drag­bike to its first ever race re­sult and ful­filled a life-long dream – rid­ing Sheene’s ’76 Cham­pi­onship-win­ning RG500.

And it’s all in this is­sue. En­joy.

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