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The Iron Horse – Onboard with Phil Read 1974

Submitted by on November 11, 2009

I can’t find much information about this brilliant footage of Phil Read on his MV Agusta 500-4, but it’s great!  It seems the video is from a movie called The Iron Horse and was made by Frenchman Pierre-William Glenn in 1974.

The sound of that deep, throaty four stroke engine sends shivers down your spine. Let’s not forget that Read’s 500cc World Championship victory in 1974 was the last year a four stroke won the world title, before the advent of the MotoGP class in 2002. It was also the last championship for an Italian marque until Casey Stoner clinched the crown for Ducati in 2007.

Turn it up and hang on!

Images: PhilRead.org

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