During the 70’s the Yamaha GP spec 500 was never made available in any form whatsoever to the public making it a very mysterious machine indeed, the only ones that existed would be the few closely guarded factory items, unlike the thousands of TZ250/350 twins and the hundreds of 750 fours produced.
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Once Kenny arrived on the scene his superb analytical skills quickly revealed some startling errors that had previously gone unnoticed by the factory riders that came before him.
After a dominant season in the DFDS Seaways Yamaha Past Masters series, Dean Stimpson took the win in Saturday’s race at Cadwell Park, his 16th of the season, to confirm himself as the 2013 champion.
As early as 1968, a V-four was considered as the way forward for the larger capacity Yamaha, the 500cc YZ648A intended for the GP classes and the 750cc YZ648 intended to compete in the USA.
After the heavy snow at the opening round of the season, the DFDS Seaways Yamaha Past Masters, were making an unscheduled appearance this weekend, rerunning all four races from the abandoned meeting in March.
Mike ‘Spike’ Edwards was a guest of the DFDS Seaways Yamaha Past Masters at Oulton Park the weekend, with the veteran racer and popular figure taking a win and a second in two close fought races.
From the outset Steve Dunlop had set his sights on owning a V-Max now, just a year after passing his test, and completely by chance, his dreams have come true. I came to biking a little later than most people…
Now over shadowed by its bigger capacity successor it is easy to forget just how good the original formula really was, and still is. We take the TDM850 for a trip down memory lane.
The DFDS Seaways Yamaha Past Masters series is a real blast from the past.
The many bikes on display at shows grab your attention for a whole host of different reasons. It may be their pristine restoration or even a similarity to your own machinery, either past or present. Nigel Kimber’s Grand Prix YZR 500 immediately smacks as something that just should not even be there.