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sheene's championship-winning bikes arrive in UK

Barry Sheene’s 1976 and 1977 world championship-winning race bikes have arrived at Suzuki GB ahead of the festival in his honour to be held at Oliver’s Mount next month. The event forms part of the 40th anniversary celebrations of Sheene’s first world title.

The bikes have been shipped directly from Australia to the UK for a number of events in the UK this year, and will be on display at the festival at Oliver’s Mount to celebrate the achievements of Suzuki and arguably Britain’s greatest world champion.

Suzuki GB’s Tim Davies, said: “With it being 40 years since Barry’s first world title, this year’s festival marks a very special anniversary, which is why we wanted to be a part of this event for a second consecutive year to celebrate such an occasion. The event at Oliver’s Mount is always a good one, but we decided to step it up a notch for this year’s event, and the display of the two championship-winning bikes is the first time that they have been displayed together at such an event in the UK.

Also on display at the festival will be a collection of classic Suzuki road bikes, including the GSX-R750F that was restored at Motorcycle Live last year, and the TL1000S that was built from brand new parts the year before, highlighting Suzuki’s commitment to its Vintage Parts Programme.

The Barry Sheene Festival will take place at Oliver’s Mount on 23-24 July, 2016. For more information visit www.oliversmountracing.com

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