Monthly Archive: March 2018

What might’ve been eh? An in-demand Bazza tries a Trident for size while mulling over the offer of a Triumph works ride for ’72. In the end he said ‘no thanks’ (also turning down a Ducati V-twin, Derbi and Suzuki GB) in favour of a factory Yamaha. Made sense. Kinda shame tho’…pic.twitter.com/aohmHLqR83

What might’ve been eh? An in-demand Bazza tries a Trident for size while mulling over the offer of a Triumph works ride for ’72. In the end he said ‘no thanks’ (also turning down a Ducati V-twin, Derbi and Suzuki GB) in favour o…

Ago making his Yamaha debut at Daytona in ’74 on the all-new TZ700. In a race cut to 170 miles by the oil crisis, the Italian would prove he was just as fast on a two-stroke as an MV by crossing the line first ahead of Kenny and Kawasaki’s Hurley Wilvert (Nope, me neither…).pic.twitter.com/En9m3EmEQ2

Ago making his Yamaha debut at Daytona in ’74 on the all-new TZ700. In a race cut to 170 miles by the oil crisis, the Italian would prove he was just as fast on a two-stroke as an MV by crossing the line first ahead of Kenny and Kawasaki’s …

TR750 XR11 – the Flexi Flier, first raced at Daytona in ’72

TR750 XR11 – the Flexi Flier, first raced at Daytona in ’72. The overstressed early bikes were about as reliable as a politician’s promise, but when it kept going the Kettle racer had plenty of steam and it remained in front-line work…

A young Kork Ballington at Silverstone in the days when he was green – but his Kwacker wasn’t. The H2 Seeley he’s riding here in ’74 had only a crashed road bike motor – but his Superbike performances would lead ultimately to a works Kawasaki contract and four world titles.pic.twitter.com/p1RIPhlw0e

A young Kork Ballington at Silverstone in the days when he was green – but his Kwacker wasn’t. The H2 Seeley he’s riding here in ’74 had only a crashed road bike motor – but his Superbike performances would lead ultimately…

Graeme McGregor: who started 42 TTs in 11 years but won just two – and both on the same day in ‘84. The talented Aussie started his perfect shift by winning the Junior – following up with the F2 race hours later. Tho’ more podiums would follow, he’d never taste victory again.pic.twitter.com/vK44jZjCjf

Graeme McGregor: who started 42 TTs in 11 years but won just two – and both on the same day in ‘84. The talented Aussie started his perfect shift by winning the Junior – following up with the F2 race hours later. Tho’ more podiu…

King Kenny (then merely a precocious Prince) making his debut in the ‘74 UK v US Match Races at Brands on his TZ700. The fresh-faced High School dropout would win three out of six races – teaching old guard home team riders like #33 Smartie a lesson or two about complacency…pic.twitter.com/5sXCmZWyiC

King Kenny (then merely a precocious Prince) making his debut in the ‘74 UK v US Match Races at Brands on his TZ700. The fresh-faced High School dropout would win three out of six races – teaching old guard home team riders like #33 Smartie…