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King Kenny Rides Again at the Indy Mile

Thursday, December 17, 2009
Yamaha has released a tasty holiday treat, with a new video of racing legend Kenny Roberts. The video details Roberts’ memorable 1975 victory at the famed Indy Mile aboard the Yamaha TZ750. It also documents his return back aboard the TZ at this year’s Indy Mile. Enjoy the clip courtesy of Yamaha.

In a year that saw Yamaha riders James Stewart, Valentino Rossi, and Ben Spies capture the perfect “trifecta” of World Championships, perhaps one of the most memorable moments for race fans around the world, was “King” Kenny Roberts’ return ride at the infamous Indy Mile in late August.

As a year end surprise, Yamaha is pleased to offer race fans around the world a video of this monumental occasion. The video features both archival footage from Kenny’s victory in 1975 as well as the events surrounding this recent monumental motorcycling event.

Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S. wishes all race fans a safe, healthy and happy holiday season.

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irksome -The King Lives!  December 18, 2009 03:00 PM
Full-lock into the first corner, that was effing awesome. And Kel Carruthers to boot. Rossi looked like he was vibrating!
Tim B -That Sound!!!  December 18, 2009 11:30 AM
That bike sounds so amazing. There's nothing like a 2 stroke and there never will be. God that gives me chills and goosebumps. Kenny looks like such a miserable prick in photos yet in interviews he is always such a nice guy and he's so intelligent. This guy is a true American hero.
WilCon -Faster  December 18, 2009 07:42 AM
You could tell he wanted more. How awesome is he that he just dropped the hammer and went for it.
Alan -TZ750  December 18, 2009 06:10 AM
Cowboy -Now, Everyone calls him "King!"  December 18, 2009 12:33 AM
That was absolutely AMAZING! Thanks for posting this; what a blast to see Kenny flat RAILING it around the blue groove! The Master still has quite a bit left. Glorious.
bikerrandy -KR-Sr. still has it  December 17, 2009 09:26 PM
Wow, what a fabulous X-mas present..........KR relives his `75 TZ750 flat tracking memories !! Thank you Yamaha for doing this. You REALLY know how to keep your former racers remembering their glorious past with you. Can't think of any other brand of MC that goes these extra miles.
Mike -Thank you Kenny!  December 17, 2009 08:07 PM
This was GREAT to see! As I get older, it's good to have men like Kenny show me that the boy in me can survive time!