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Old 04-27-2013, 12:46 PM   #16
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Done more recently by Honda and others until tobacco advertising became non-PC by the 90's!

Great looking bike. A buddy had one back in the day and road raced it in the 400 cc production class previously dominanted by the RZ350 Yamaha.
The latter bike also had a fully-faired "Gauloise" inspired edition which looked pretty good and had the advantage of it's very own racing series!



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Old 04-27-2013, 07:49 PM   #17
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I kind of wanted one of those 2 stroke Suzy 4 bangers, but my RD 400 taught me some sense.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:46 AM   #18
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I kind of wanted one of those 2 stroke Suzy 4 bangers, but my RD 400 taught me some sense.
Very topical, as there was a Walter Wolf race team edition of the RG500 Gamma that relly stood out.

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Old 04-29-2013, 07:54 AM   #20
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:58 AM   #21
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Repli-racers can get dirty too....



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Old 04-30-2013, 08:08 AM   #22
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the JPS Norton, one of the first race "team" replica bikes from the days when tobacco sponsorship ruled.

When tobacco ruled...and not just their advertising!











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Old 05-02-2013, 08:39 AM   #23
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When tobacco ruled...and not just their advertising!









OK, you got me with the last one!

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Old 05-02-2013, 08:45 AM   #24
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Renzo Pasolini?
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:20 AM   #25
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I would love a set of Honda Rothman's leathers...
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:24 PM   #26
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Renzo Pasolini?
Correct. He died in a tragic crash at Monza (1973) that also took the life of Finnish great Jarno Saarinen.
Good segway for this however....another racer inspired machine.


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Old 05-04-2013, 01:39 PM   #27
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Repli-racers can get dirty too....



Not just MX replicas but trials bikes as well!



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Old 05-04-2013, 11:48 PM   #28
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Honda RC 30 , one of the best bikes I've ever ridden. Just effortless speed.
I borrowed one from a friend one day and was riding around some backroads in Lincolnshire near Cadwell Park race track. I was riding briskly but not going crazy and thought I was doing maybe 70-80 MPH. A quick glance at the speedo... 130 MPH !!
It would do 85MPH in first gear.

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Old 05-07-2013, 09:21 AM   #29
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:28 AM   #30
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Those certainly aren't Rothmans or Gauloise leather colors!
Quite a change...from "smoking" riders with no tobacco advertising to non-smoking riders with tons of advertising!

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