CB750 & H2R flat track­ers

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Rick Hock­ing punted a Cham­pion-framed but un­com­pet­i­tive Honda CB750 flat tracker around Half Mile and Mile tracks in the early Seven­ties.the top-heavy Honda’s poor ground clear­ance, heavy weight, and high revs didn’t suit the longer tracks. It wasn’t the first multi-cylin­der pow­ered flat tracker how­ever, as­tri­umph and BSA triples had been used since they were per­mit­ted, in 1970. Be­fore thetz750 flat tracker, Sch­w­erma had al­ready made a cou­ple of chas­sis for the fac­tory Kawasaki H2R pow­ered 750 triples for Erv Kanemoto, rid­den by Gary Nixon, then Don Cas­tro and Scott Brels­ford.the lat­ter be­came the first flat track rider to win on a two-stroke ma­chine.

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