world champion Toni Mang poses at the "Karussell" with his 1981 Kawasaki KR 250 (although he never raced with this particular bike at the Nürburgring, for the 1981 German GP was held in Hockenheim…)
Here is one of the pair of Yamaha YZR250 (OW82)s that Carlos Lavado used in winning the 1986 World Championship. This is the power-valve equipped machine which was used for wet races.
FREDDIE SPENCER 250cc 1985
HONDA RSW 250 HRC 2009 WORLD CHAMPION HIROSHI AOYAMA
FRAME AND SWINGARM HONDA RSW 250 HRC 2009 WORLD CHAMPION HIROSHI AOYAMA
1968 Villa GP25 Known history this extremely rare 250 Grand Prix (only two were built) was designed by Francesco Villa the brother of world champion Walter Villa. During the 60's & 70's Francesco Villa was a motorcycle manufacturer and the Villa 50 & 125 cc race bikes were ever present on the tracks. In 1968 he decided to build a 250 4 cylinder with rotary distribution. The FIM then banned from Grand Prix machines with more than two cylinders and this bike never raced and further…