anyone seen one? KV750

Google "Honda RS750" too.

 

In the 1980s, a derivative of that engine mopped tracks across the U.S. with Harley's XR750. Harley-Davison got mad about losing their monopoly and threatened to pull lots of money out of oval racing if something wasn't done to put the Hondas behind, so the RS750 was "ruled out" of the class by sanctioning bodies. Harley Davidson still pulls the same crap today because their designs are antiquated and haven't been competitive on their own merit for decades.

Google "Honda RS750" too.

 

In the 1980s, a derivative of that engine mopped tracks across the U.S. with Harley's XR750. Harley-Davison got mad about losing their monopoly and threatened to pull lots of money out of oval racing if something wasn't done to put the Hondas behind, so the RS750 was "ruled out" of the class by sanctioning bodies. Harley Davidson still pulls the same crap today because their designs are antiquated and haven't been competitive on their own merit for decades.

Now that's a good example of American Capitalism at work.  We get to choose from whatever they let us have.

Now that's a good example of American Capitalism at work.  We get to choose from whatever they let us have tell us we want.

 

Fixed.

In the 1980s, a derivative of that engine mopped tracks across the U.S. with Harley's XR750. Harley-Davison got mad about losing their monopoly and threatened to pull lots of money out of oval racing if something wasn't done to put the Hondas behind, so the RS750 was "ruled out" of the class by sanctioning bodies. Harley Davidson still pulls the same crap today because their designs are antiquated and haven't been competitive on their own merit for decades.

Have you ever seen a flat track race live and in person?

 

The last time I attended the Sacramento Mile, there were bikes from Ducati, Triumph, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha and probably others that I can't remember.  Some of those bikes had larger displacement that the XR750, but none of them were running at the front.  I think only three made the final out of 20 spots, all the rest were XR750's.

 

For a 40 year old design, they still work very well for that particular type of racing.

That one, single last event you saw, whenever it was, is surely representative of which way the wind blows for all of flat track racing, right? :lame:

Edited by HeadTrauma

Certainly those XLVs are a far better looking and set up for dirt than the one in the link below..That Blue/Black one in the photos posted in the link up top would look quite the dirt machine with a few bits of excess stuff removed.,Shaft drive though,,not a good look for dirt. Strange that,,the one in the link below looks more of a road bike and has chain drive ,,the other up top looks more dirt but has a shaft drive,,Oddball sort of stuff..seems back the front..

 

http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/motorbikes/motorbikes/dual-purpose/auction-641196666.htm

Edited by Horri

I saw the red/wht/bl xlv750 in Barelona, Spain in 2001, only one Ive ever seen.

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