Barry Sheene

Barry Sheene, believing the reason he lost 3 consecutive GP world championships to Kenny Roberts was due to the Yamaha being better than his Suzuki, coupled with unrealistic wage demands saw Barry defect to Yamaha. It turned out it wasn't the bike.

Barry Sheene – I hope it was just a presentation and he didn’t have to ride his bike in those weather conditions…

Barry Sheene at very cold Donington Park launching his new bike for the season

The legendary Barry Sheene. Broken but not beaten. He survived two 170mph crashes and got pieced back together with steel pins, screws and plates, to race again. Salutations to the man and his memory.


Barry’s career was no doubt impacted by two major crashes that are forever a part of motorcycle racing history. The occurred in 1975 – at the Daytona a locked rear wheel at 170 mph jerked him violently and Barry lost control.

The Magnificent Seven - racing god Barry Sheene getting airborne on his Heron Suzuki RG500


Barry Sheen, committed all the way and every day of his life to racing bikes and living life!