Kiwi Rider January 2022 Vol.1 - Page 88

TRIUMPH ’ S FIRST TRIPLE MV AGUSTA ’ S HERITAGE
produce a TZ750 two-stroke for Agostini to win the race in 1974 . It became clear that there was strong demand in Europe to raise the top world championship class from 500cc to 750cc . Based on road engines , with strong manufacturer support , a Formula 750 Isle of Man TT was introduced in 1971 , and although Formula 750 staggered on with many problems and changes , it was the Superbikes that seemed to bring stability to the class , and to this day World Superbikes are still on the international calendar .
In conclusion I think it would be fair to say that as engines on the race track got bigger the road bikes followed . To summarise , maybe it doesn ’ t matter any more , as long as they get bigger . Watching Moto GP or World Superbikes on television these days , I never hear a commentator say anything about engine capacity . There is an obsession with tyres , yes , but , also , how many cylinders do the machines have ? Technical information about the machines seems to be out of bounds . Perhaps , like many other sports , It ’ s simply becoming entertainment .
Suzuki T500 1967
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