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MCN  says:

Video: Barry Sheene and Kenny Roberts bikes ridden

The Barry Sheene bike we have here is a square-four 1975 Suzuki RG500 XR14. Sheene won his first ever GP on it and the '76 and '77 world championships. In the yellow corner is an inline-four-cylinder 1980 Yamaha YZR500 OW48R, ridden by three-time world champion 'King' Kenny Roberts, complete with two reverse cylinders (hence the 'R'). Both are excessively loud, smelly two-strokes, with...

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  • Posted 2 years ago (24 May 2012 13:51)

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Jan 11

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snev says:

ahhh .....

this is porn .... pure hardcore .

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Aug 09

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busaman195 says:

Great sounds from the past,and what lucky sods you are to have a spin on them too....nice one

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Mar 10

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cetdac says:

Not enough sounds!

Is there any more to this? Please put some sounds of these things flying though the gears they sound awesome! And DONT put music on please!


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Oct 09

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TinkerNZ says:

I can almost smell them.

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May 12

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SpeedT03 says:

Nice gig!


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Jul 09

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RogerRSV says:


Will they be coming out to do a few laps this year during the main day? Would love to think so.

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Sep 11

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jollyboy says:

How much of these bikes is as ridden by Sheene and Roberts? I ask because I came across a guy with what was supposedly a historic race bike at a show a few years back. Close questioning revealed that just about the only original major part of the bike was the frame. And given that the rider in question had crashed heavily more than once in the year the bike supposedly came from there was even some doubt about the frame. Since then I've always been very suspicious of these "historic" race bikes, especially if there is any mention of their having been restored. When you say the bike was "ridden by" Roberts, does that mean it was a regular racing mount of his, or that he rode it for one session? And are you really trying to tell us that Sheene only rode a single bike through the 75, 76 and 77 seasons? Having said that these are still great bike whatever their provenance.

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Jun 11

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telsmt says:







































































just as it gets going the vid cuts out.






































































































































































"I can't understand why anybody had any probs with 2 strokes, they were quiet, easy to start, with very little emissions from the tail pipe, and lets face it they weren't that quick..  Who would want to ride an RG 500 ?     Drool ,     gimmee that bike

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Apr 09

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stan19965 says:

Sheene/ Robert's bikes

Why such a short clip of film? No report as we usually get from Michael. Bit disappointing!

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May 09

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DrZed says:

Is that THE best you can do MCN ??????????? C R A P

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