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King Kenny Roberts and the Yamaha TZ750 united again

Kenny Roberts is going back to his dirt track origins when he’ll return to the Indy Mile to ride the infamous Yamaha TZ750 for an promo event in conjuction with the Red Bull U.
Grand Prix in Indianapolis, late August.

Yamaha Corp.
has persuaded Roberts to do a some laps with the TZ750, that was built and tuned by former 250 World Champion Kel Carruthers and which many thought to be unrideable.

King Kenny managed to handle it and the above video from 1975, shows how he rode it to win the Indy Mile against Jay Springsteen and Corky Kenner.

After that race Roberts declared “They don’t pay me enough to ride that thing!” and also said it was the worst handling bike he ever rode and the wildest ride in his career.
The AMA later banned the road racing motor from dirt track competition.

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