The 2009 demon­stra­tion ride

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Af­ter Roberts’ 2009 demo at the Indy Mile, Ray’stz750 was stored among sev­eral other bikes on the mez­za­nine floor at A&A Rac­ing. On a typ­i­cal sunny San Fran­cisco day that oh-so spe­cial ma­chine was brought down on a pal­let with a fork­lift. Ray re­moved the fuel cap, gave the bike a shake to mix the fuel/oil and de­clared there was enough gas left to start it. He turned both fuel taps on, climbed aboard, and we push-started it for the first time in sev­eral years.the 750 four crack­led into life al­most in­stantly and Ray rode it up and down the pub­lic street – it was a truly magic mo­ment. Roberts on his 2009 demo ride: “I re­ally went there for my­self, and I’ve no idea why. Peo­ple have of­fered me money to go do it again in dif­fer­ent places but I haven’t been in the mood. It was a fun ride and I wanted to do it, and I did it, and the deal to do it again – it’d be why?” Laugh­ing! “Too much of a good thing.”

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