Suzuki has released part two of its series which follows the restoration of Barry Sheene’s 1976 world championship-winning XR14 – right through to the moment the iconic machine was started for the first time.

The factory version of the RG500 that dominated Grand Prix racing and carried Sheene to four victories during the 1976 season has been restored by former Grand Prix technicians Martyn Ogborne (Barry Sheene’s mechanic during his championship-winning seasons) and Nigel Everett.

The bike was flown to the UK in 2016 as part of the 40th anniversary celebrations of Sheene’s maiden world title. Following its restoration, which was made possible by the brilliant Suzuki Vintage Parts Programme and the Sheene family – the bike will be making numerous appearances throughout the year, including the Sheene Festival at Oliver’s Mount, the Donington Park Classic Motorcycle Show, and the British Grand Prix in August.

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