Monthly Archive: April 2018

YSK3 Sankito. A TZ350? Count the pipes. 15bhp up on the works twin, this Swiss-inspired, Dutch-built TZ-based triple helped Katayama to the ’77 title but had one pot too many for Yamaha in Japan – which first cold-shouldered then completely abandoned its unwanted Euro love child.pic.twitter.com/Ncvw742KoR

YSK3 Sankito. A TZ350? Count the pipes. 15bhp up on the works twin, this Swiss-inspired, Dutch-built TZ-based triple helped Katayama to the ’77 title but had one pot too many for Yamaha in Japan – which first cold-shouldered then completely…

Mallory ‘81. Randy vs Ron. 500cc GP two-stroke vs 1000cc F1 four-stroke. GCSE Motorcycle Racing Exam question one: ‘Racing is more fun for both competitors and spectators when equally matched riders are on a wide variety of machinery’ – Discuss.pic.twitter.com/FKLB2Tl5j0

Mallory ‘81. Randy vs Ron. 500cc GP two-stroke vs 1000cc F1 four-stroke. GCSE Motorcycle Racing Exam question one: ‘Racing is more fun for both competitors and spectators when equally matched riders are on a wide variety of machinery’…

King Kenny at Donington in ’81 on the rotary valve square-4 OW54

King Kenny at Donington in ’81 on the rotary valve square-4 OW54 – a knee-jerk reaction to Suzi’s faster RG and by royal proclamation ‘a total disaster’. In reality tho’, Yam never saw the ill-handling 500 as anythin…

Bazza’s ‘muck spreader’ – aka Dunstall GS1000. Despite his well-known dislike of four-strokes, #7 was persuaded to ride this Yoshimura-prepped F1 GS at Oulton in ’79, where he finished a close second to a Honda-mounted Rocket – and might even have won but for a pesky backmarker.pic.twitter.com/alDjFjjUDe

Bazza’s ‘muck spreader’ – aka Dunstall GS1000. Despite his well-known dislike of four-strokes, #7 was persuaded to ride this Yoshimura-prepped F1 GS at Oulton in ’79, where he finished a close second to a Honda-mounted Roc…