Dave Campbell, GSX-R750G
Dave Campbell’s red and black GSX-R750 isn’t any old oil-boiler. It’s allegedly the first of its kind to have been raced in the US ofa.
“Northamerica didn’t get the GSX-R750 until ’86, and Canada got them a month before the States,” explains Dave who also owns a brace of rather fine XR69 replicas. “So a guy called Edgar Hinton III from New Hampshire nipped over the border, bought this GSX-R, then used it in the AMA Proddie Championship that year. It was the first.”
Dave bought the bike two years ago “as a scrapper.” He’s since been right through it and brought it back to its former glory.and despite being a race bike right from the off, it retains many of its tasty period upgrades. Check out those lightweight pressed aluminium Performance Machine wheels – brakes are also PM parts.yokes are RG500 race parts for quciker steering. Less obvious are the engine internals; Yoshi cams, Carillo rods, and forged pistons.
“It’s faster than an 1100,” grins Dave, who’s on the island to give the GSX-R what for on parade laps of the course. “I’ve got a few other GSX-RS and this one is way quicker than the others.”
The bike has island history too. “It raced at the 1990 Manx GP, so it’s special to take it around the course once more.”
“IT’S FASTER THAN AN 1100. I’VE GOT A FEW OTHER GSX-RS AND THIS ONE IS WAY QUICKER THAN THE OTHERS”
Diggin’ those Performance Machine wheels