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Kenny Roberts took his old TZ-750 for a spin on the Indy Mile -- the scene of his famous 1975 victory -- during this summer's Indianapolis GP. Considered unrideable by anyone but Roberts (and Ben Bostrom), this bike is powered by the 125bhp, 750cc two-stroke out of the Yamaha TZ-750 road racer. Like all trackers, it has no front brake, but unlike other machines, it can reach speeds of 150mph on The Mile's straights. In fact, it was considered so dangerous, the AMA banned it from competition after Robert's victory there. As a holiday gift to racing fans everywhere, Yamaha has produced a short documentary on the event. >

We wonder if Oscars is going to reproduce Kenny Sr's old leathers?



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