Motorcyclist. December 1977. Czech ISDT.

Really cool read, thanks for sharing. Easy to forget how many manufacturers there used to be. Also surprising that they "raced" 50 and 75cc bikes back then, must have made for a long day on those.

Just look at all those cylinder fins, big fins everywhere.

Great stuff thanks for posting it .

Seeing that photo of Chris Carter on his IT400 was a revelation. Here in the UK we had not seen an IT apart from adverts in Dirt Bike etc. To see one actually in use in the ISDT confimed that Yamaha UK were unaware of the importance of the IT range, or they just didn't care.

We had to wait until 1980 before they were officially imported to the UK, and even then they were only available in limited numbers.

Dave R

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