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Sep 13, 2018

Kenny Roberts' 1978 Yamaha TZ250

Kenny Roberts on the Special TZ250 at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, in 1978. Photo by Shigeo Kibiki.


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        "Although this was a Yamaha factory team, it was mainly financed by Yamaha International Corp., Yamaha's American subsidiary (hence the yellow and black bike graphics) with help from Goodyear, Champion Spark Plugs, Lectron Carburetors, and Yamaha Japan. Yamaha International in the U.S. sourced parts as well as two motorhomes and a large panel van which were shipped to the team's base near Yamaha Europe's Amsterdam HQ. The team, meanwhile, went to Venezuela for opening rounds of the 1978 World Championship Series. Roberts gave the TZ250 a fairytale debut, winning the 250cc Grand Prix race by 15 seconds."       

  - "Historic Racebike Illustrations" in the September 2018 Issue of Roadracing World 

In this month's installment of  "Historic Racebike Illustrations" Mick Ofield tells the story of Kenny Robert's 1978 Yamaha TZ250, and provides specs along with a detailed illustration.  Read all about it the September 2018 issue of Roadracing World


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