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Dave Camp­bell, GSX-R750G

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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

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