Clas­sic Su­per­bikes

Terry Rymer Yamaha OW-01 1m 36.590s

Motorcycle News (UK) - - ROAD TEST -


When a world class rider like Terry Rymer dusts off his leathers, it’s never a sur­prise when he’s still rapid.

At Don­ing­ton last Septem­ber the 50-year old Lon­doner raced a Peter Day-pre­pared Yamaha OW-01 in Golden Era Su­per­bikes with Thun­der­sport. This 1989 bike weighs just 160kg with a bored-out 860cc in­line four pro­duc­ing 148bhp.

Rymer won all four races and his fastest lap would put him top 15 in the GP1 Elite class amid a grid full of 200bhp-plus S1000RRS and ZX-10RS. Like the sim­i­lar vin­tage Carl Cox GSX-R1100, it just goes to show that if you’ve got a light, sweet­handling bike you can still turn in some pretty handy lap times… es­pe­cially if you’re Too Tall Tel.

Too Tall Tell turns back time

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