MotoGP » Agostini to ride 1975 title-winning Yamaha at Assen


Agostini will do a demonstration ride around Assen on the same bike he took to Dutch TT victory some 25 years ago...

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The Morgue

June 15, 2010 11:48 AM

I think the organizers are afraid of empty grandstands with Rossi not racing and bring in another crowd pleaser. Saw him there some years ago doing demo laps on an MV Agusta with open megaphones. That was the real sound :)

Cubikrube - Unregistered

June 15, 2010 12:21 PM

If you want to see the older bikes going round the track wait until Brands BSB in August, last year it was awesome. Some of the sounds those bikes made gave me goosebumps.
We were being given a tour of the Airwaves Yamaha garage and my focus completely went when these beasts started up. :)

BigC in TX - Unregistered

June 15, 2010 1:22 PM

Getting to see and HEAR the bikes of the classic era is just plain COOL. I have seen all types of bikes race at Laguna Seca going back to 1991, but there is nothing, NOTHING that could prepare me to witness the infamous Honda RC166 going thru the Corkscrew during a vintage event during an AMA weekend! That is a memory that will live with me forever, just like Ago riding his ole Yamaha at Assen for those going to that race! It's better to hear those bikes on the track than walk by them in some museum!

What do racers have to do to become inmortal on some of the diehard fans' minds? Kill themselves?

I hope some of the dumb asses suggesting he should ride Rossi's bike are kidding. This guy is a living legend for God's sake. He killing himself on a 220hp modern bike isn't going to change that. :rolleyes:

Look at this video and tell me where do you see this guy the minute he puts his leg over the M1. Unless you mean do a 35 km/h ride around the track then ignore my post.

w w w.twowheelsblog.com/post/4571/giacomo-agostini-to-ride-his-1975-yzr500-ow23-at-assen

There are 3 other capable riders on the M1. If don't wanna see them ride then don't watch.

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