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King Kenny's TZ750 Flat-tracker

Discussion in 'Racing, Motorsports, and Track Days' started by rc36, Jul 8, 2005.

  1. On the subject of Kenny Roberts, one of the most interesting stories surrounding his career is the building of the TZ750-engined flattracker. In the days (around 1975) when AMA flattrack racing was being dominated by Harley-Davidson 750cc VTwins putting out around 80bhp, Yamaha got the idea to put the TZ750 road racing engine into a flattrack bike. It developed over 100bhp and was almost impossible to ride. Even the King himself was heard to say "You can't pay me enough money to ride that thing."


    Here's another picture of it


  2. This is probably where the myth/legend of the "unpredictability of 2stroke power" comes from :LOL: