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Barry Sheene honoured at Motor Sport Hall of Fame

The legendary Englishman joins fellow inductees Giacomo Agostini, John McGuinness, Valentino Rossi and the late, great John Surtees. ‘Fast Freddie’ Spencer demonstrated Sheene’s 1976 500cc title-winning Suzuki on the Captain’s Drive, and later presented the award to Sheene’s sister Margaret…

 

Barry Sheene’s XR14 500 Suzuki

Historically the XR14’s life began way back in the mid sixties when racing machinery was exotic to say the least. Four, five and six cylinder motorcycles, with double figure gearbox ratios, filled the GP grids of all capacity classes even the 50’s.

 

Barry Sheene Clothing Line Launched By Suzuki

Fresh from launching its popular 2012 clothing and merchandise collection, Suzuki is pleased to present a special line in honour of the legendary and late Barry Sheene, with 10% of every sale going to the Clic Sargent foundation. Honouring Britain’s…

 

Suzuki RG500 Barry Sheene Replica

You cannot have visited a major bike show in the UK over the last few years without seeing Pete Tantrum and his RG500. The bike is beautifully painted in the same DAF trucks livery as the one that Barry Sheene last rode with, the bike looks stunning and stands out from the crowd wherever it may be parked.

It began life as a red and black RG and from the moment Pete acquired the bike the end result was clear in his mind, if not quite every one else’s. When ever he mentioned a Barry Sheene replica most people immediately thought of the red and yellow Heron machine upon which Barry romped to his two world titles in 1976 and 77 but not Pete, for him the tribute to this great man would take the form of the final year that Sheene rode in GP’s.