The way we were: August 1988

Published: 02:32PM Mar 15th, 2013
By: Richard Rosenthal
Marco Lucchinelli raced his 851 Ducati to a first ever World Superbike round win at Donington Park in the two leg event. In broken English, Lucchinelli said: “My bike is so fast, it’s like Concorde!”
The way we were: August 1988

Marco Lucchinelli

World champion road racer and IoM TT winner Geoff Duke celebrated his 65th birthday at a recent surprise party organised by his wife Daisy as 35 family members and close friends joined the youthful looking OAP for the celebration.

After a theoretical five years of production, the last parallel twin cylinder Triumph Bonneville rolled off the production line at Les Harris’ Devon factory. After the closure of the Triumph factory at Meriden, the manufacturing rights were bought by businessman John Bloor and licensed to Racing Spares, run by Les Harris, to manufacture the Bonneville for five years. As many Triumph Meriden suppliers had ceased trading or moved into other fields, it took Harris two years to prepare for production with many parts sourced from outside the UK including Brembo brakes, Paioli front forks and Veglia instruments. Despite meeting stringent US emissions requirements, the 744cc

Responses to “The way we were: August 1988”

Current Issue: July 2016

Issue July 2016

Bonnie Prize: Top T120
Remarkable Henderson: Art Deco Four
Miniature in Motion: Riding the 680 Brough
Prizes won and records broken: All the news from the Stafford Show
PLUS: Rudge TT replica; Excelsior Talisman Twin; Pair of Zundapps; John Surtees interview; Supercharge principles explained; Ernst Henne

PLUS:

Buy this issue now

• Next issue on sale: July 1, 2016

Issue 43-7

Issue 43-7
July 2016

Where legends come to life

Subscribe and get this issue

Buy it now facebook Sample on-line

Other News

A Shakespeare appreciation

A Shakespeare appreciation

Vincent Day at Shakespeare County Raceway took place on April 17, 2016, with Stevenage’s finest celebrated in noisy style. 

Read More »

Bonhams breaks records

Bonhams breaks records

Bonhams Stafford Sale set a new world-record price for a Brough Superior and for any British motorcycle sold at auction, ...

Read More »

View all...

Advertisements

Related magazines:

The Classic MotorCycle MSL Magazine Twist & Go magazine

 

Use our handy tool to find your nearest stockist!
Find your nearest Stockist

Advertising Deadline:

August 2016: 10 June 2016
September 2016: 15 July 2016

Book advertising here

Next Issue Out:

July 1, 2016