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Kenny Roberts Had A Special Weapon That Helped Him Win The 1978 500cc World Championship

  • By cannonball

The usual story is that when Kenny Roberts arrived in Europe and deployed his dirt-track-based point-and-shoot riding style, stylists of the classic European big line, like main rival Barry Sheene, were left in the dust. There is useful truth here: Roberts asked his motorcycle to do what motorcycles do best, accelerate, while Sheene and the others asked their bikes to do what bikes do so poorly, turn.


Who knew that #KennyRoberts has a special weapon…