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    Katanas racing in Bryan Scobie Memorial Series 1982



    The late Robert Holden on a Kat 11 (modified) races Dave Hiscock on a Yoshimura GS1000 engined MacIntosh (possibly a GSX1000). The late Roger Freeth also features, also on a MacIntosh Suzuki. Graeme Crosby is one of the commentary team.

    VHS quality... however good footage of Katana road racing.
    Darryl in E27-land


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    Thanks Darryl. Shit hot, cheers Ian

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    Love the commentators comment at 22sec Mark "Holden using up all the road because the bike is That Heavy"

    Also appreciate the good use of the "safety String" to hold the spectators back out of hears way, OH&S at it finest in the day.

    Thanks Darryl, that's great watching!

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    Thanks Darryl, I really enjoyed watching!
    Ride it, don't hide it!

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    Old School road racing is awesome. I recently became a fan of the Irish road racing scene. It is worth a watch.

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    Fantastic, thanks Darryl!
    1984 Katana 7/11 - not quite done

    1982 GS450E - not quite stock

    How many bits does it take to make a Kat? (running total): 139

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomcat View Post
    Love the commentators comment at 22sec Mark "Holden using up all the road because the bike is That Heavy"

    Also appreciate the good use of the "safety String" to hold the spectators back out of hears way, OH&S at it finest in the day.

    Thanks Darryl, that's great watching!
    Yes, good old safety string. All the tickets from such events, had something like "Motorsport is dangerous, you are watching it at your own risk." This was a widely accepted disclaimer. I remember as a child going to a midget car event at Western Springs Speedway in the mid-70s that was sponsored by Marlboro. They had attractive girls in Marlboro tee shirts and red hot pants (remember them?) giving out free cigarettes. In one race early in the evening one car collected another and it flipped several times and manage to penetrate the wire mesh fence just in front of where we were sitting, about a meter and a half off the ground, where it got stuck almost upside down. This wire fence was the only thing between the crown and the cars (and bikes). The midget car was about 2-3m from the front row seats, there was fuel pissing out of it and everyone was puffing away on their free ciggies..... It was freaking AWESOME!

    Sensibly the smokers extinguished their fags as instructed... moved back to a safe distance and the recovery crews got the car out of the fence and into the pits. No one was hurt. Could have been a disaster, but it wasn't. No way any of that could happen today. Which is probably a good thing. Although OH&S has gone too far. I guess if we wanted to be completely risk-free, none of us would be on bikes.
    Darryl in E27-land


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    I watched this video for the first time. It is very interesting.Thank you!

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    Third leg of the Brian Scobie Memorial Trophy 1982. 25-laps. Quality is so so, but you do get to see Katanas racing some 13,106 days ago (as of today).
    Darryl in E27-land


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    What a powerful Katana #10 is! But I wonder why this Katana was introduced by telop as GSXR. Is this public road race still being held?

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