Video: Kenny Roberts rides his 1980 YZR500 at Laguna Seca
It goes without saying that Kenny Roberts is an absolute legend, but we’ll go ahead and say it anyway. He spent six years racing 500cc Yamahas, and managed to finish the championship season in the top three five of those times. He won the 500cc World Championship in 1978, 1979 and 1980. The latter of those was achieved on this very bike, the 150hp, 200lb YZR500 that this video sees him get back on and ride. An awesome high-quality piece shot at Laguna Seca USA, enjoy.