Awesome Restoration: Barry Sheene’s 1976 XR14 RG500

Released by Suzuki is this two-part video which follows the restoration of Barry Sheene’s 1976 world championship-winning XR14.

Martyn Ogborne worked with Team Suzuki and was Barry Sheene’s technician. He went on to work for Suzuki GB as technical manager until last year, before retiring. However, having played a crucial role in preparing the bike 40 years ago, he and Nigel Everett – himself a former Grand Prix technician – were perfectly placed to bring it back to life.

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