Remembering Sheene

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Barry Sheene’s death is inspiring acts of remembrance around the world.

There will be a one minute silence at the MotoGP IRTA test in Catalunya on Sunday March 11. Many Australian fans have taken to displaying Barry’s famous Number 7 on their bikes or lids this week.

Other suggestions have been posted on our News message board for further tributes and memorials.

Jblw: Sheene festival: Meet at shops around the country and ride in convoy to a track. Get manufacturers to organise some 70’s GP race bikes. Let’s make it a very good day out and raise some money.

Fat bloke on a xjr: Why don’t they bring back the Transatlantic races as a tribute?

Elbandito: What about a once a year tribute meeting or an additional race at a major meeting, using additional machinery from the Seventies, and call it the Sheene Cup.

There have also been calls for a Sheene replica Suzuki.

Peter rabbit: Bandit 600/1200 Heron #7 replicas, big bars and loud pipes, or relaunch the RG500 in #7 colours. Heron GSX-R range. Oh yes, let the legend live on.

Gasdive: A Sheene RG500. Hell, I’d buy two, one to ride and one to look at. Many people have said they feel the number 7 should be retired from MotoGP as a mark of respect.

Thiswayup: There’s only one person with a right to wear the No7 plate, and sadly, he’s no longer with us.

Jono748: Not only should we retire the number 7, but a part, or a corner, of a UK race track should be named after him.

There have also been simpler, more personal tributes.

Skippy: I will be tying a black ribbon on the bike. Why don’t you? Pass it on.

If you’d like to comment on this story, or post your own idea for a memorial, follow the link on the right to post on the News message board.

MCN Staff

By MCN Staff