Classic Motorcycle Mechanics

BLADE SHARPENER

In the 1990s Jarvis Cocker gave us the advice to meet up in the year 2000 and that’s where I’m going today, by the fountain down the road…

In the pre-Brexit Britian of 1999, we weren't worried about what would happen when we left Europe, instead we were a worried about whether or not the ‘Millennium Bug’ was going to mean we all had to buy new microwaves come New Year's Day. Thankfully, it was all just a case of ‘Project Fear’!

Meanwhile, in the late 1990s Honda had been busy developing an all-new FireBlade which, in all fairness, was something they had to do, after Yamaha’s introduction of the a -conquering YZF-R1 in 1998.

There had been

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