Yamaha’s 60 Years Of Grand Prix Racing, In The May Issue

Yamaha’s 60 Years Of Grand Prix Racing, In The May Issue

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        Yamaha hasn’t won as many Grand Prix races as Honda, but the Hamamatsu manufacturer is arguably the greatest racing brand of them all. The company contested its first Grand Prix in May, 1961, and since then has always competed in GPs, either with factory or privateer bikes, unlike GP racing’s other great marques, Honda and Suzuki. 

        During the last 60 years, Yamaha has anointed some of motorcycling’s greatest World Champions, including Phil Read, Jarno Saarinen, Giacomo Agostini, “King Kenny” Roberts, Eddie Lawson, Wayne Rainey, Valentino Rossi, and Jorge Lorenzo…”

          — Yamaha’s 60 Years Of Grand Prix Racing


            Yamaha started as a musical instrument company, and got into building motorcycles by buying a design from Showa! But a year later, Yamaha had gone Grand Prix racing, and has been competing at the highest level of the sport since. MotoGP Editor Mat Oxley looks at six decades of racing machines from Hamamatsu in the latest issue of Roadracing World!


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