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Realist seems to be trying to incite some emotion around here. But his question about what makes Schwantz a legend has thus far gone more or less unanswered. You point out that he only won 1 Championship and in that you are correct. But his deeds prior to, and since that title have helped define the sport as it exists today. He won his very first race in Suzuka in his first full season in the series. He held the track record at Assen until they changed the circuit. A record that some believed would never be broken. He had a curve named after him at Donington park. And in Europe and everywhere but his own country he is to this day held in very high regard indeed. Were you to ask the man many consider to be the greatest (arguably) rider ever (Rossi) who his childhood idol was, he would tell you it was Kevin. His number has been retired (If I am not mistaken the only one to do so?) forever by the FIM. Add to this his efforts for rider safety, race promotion, rider mentoring, and running t