Friday, July 28, 2006

Freddie Spencer: The Sultan of Slide


The great Freddie Spencer, in action on his Honda NS500
During the 1980s, Americans were at the top in 500cc motorcycle grand prix racing. Kenny Roberts, Eddie Lawson, Wayne Rainey, Kevin Schwantz and yes, Freddie Spencer. Freddie first won the 500cc world championship in 1983 and then, in 1985, won the 500cc and the 250cc world championships! Yes, two world championships in the same year! Though the softly-spoken Freddie is universally acknowledged as one of the most naturally talented motorcycle racers of all time, he could not, after winning two world championships in 1985, regain the same form again, and faded away from the scene by the late-1980s. Today, Spencer is still respected by those who raced against him and most people have a good word to say about this great racer.
Read a very interesting article about Freddie Spencer here

Freddie Spencer races his Honda NS500 against a Nissan 300ZX and a streetbike. Great video!


Spencer, one of the greatest motorcycle racing icons of all time...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

That was Bitchen !!!
I love old stuff like this!

Jonny Towers

Anonymous said...

I use to race with Freedie back in the 70's. That was fun.

Bill

Anonymous said...

Fast Freddie was the greatest...would like to see more about him and those he raced. thanks. michael

Anonymous said...

...And God goes by bike..

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