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Benzina 16


We’re back, and on time! You can see sample colour spreads here - Preorders will posted no later than 25 August.

16 issues in and so we celebrate 16 valve cylinder heads. And why not? It’s 50 years since Benelli felt their 16 valve fours could fill the void Honda had left when they abandoned the grand prix circus. It is also a chance to look for another angle on one of the first and most famous Italian 16 valve motorcycles - Moto Guzzi’s magnificent V8 as a scale model in the Protar story. There’s also the tale of Mike Hailwood’s lost years between leaving Honda at the end of 1967 and his return to the TT. Most assume he was racing cars but in fact there was still plenty of motorcycle action. Oh, and he raced a full season of Formula 1 car racing in 1964 in between winning the 500 world championship. And for those who prefer two strokes, turn to Phil Aynsley’s photo essay from a golden era of grand prix racing.

Here's what's in the 240mm x 210mm 100 page paperback book:
50YEARS Benelli try on Honda’s 16 valve boots
WHAT MIKE DID NEXT Hailwood’s time between grand prix Hondas and TT return
WHAT PROVINI DID NEXT Protar scale models and catalogue extracts
1935 SENIOR TT Stanley Woods and Moto Guzzi make history
DIY BICILINDRICA Moto Guzzi built 12. Here’s one man’s alternative
V7 SPORT TELAIO ROSSO The first Italian superbike, from Moto Guzzi
SCOUTING PARTY The Indians built by Italjet for Floyd Clymer and the US market
NIETO Senor Angel Nieto, in his own words
FOUR CYLINDER DUCATIS More of them than you’d think, including a car
DESMOSEDICI Buying and riding a MotoGP bike for the road
LAVERDA SUPERTWIN 90bhp and the beating of big fours with a SFC “750”
500 GRAND PRIX TWO-STROKES A photo essay on the Italian competitors
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IN THE END you can only ride one motorcycle at a time