When “King” Kenny Roberts established an XR100 training camp in Europe 20 years ago, or so, the impetus was the inability of Europeans to slide the rear end of their motorcycles . . . a distinct disadvantage when the premium class consisted of 500cc two-strokes. Americans and Austrailians, on the other hand, were comfortable sideways (remember pics of Mick Doohan sideways?). Apparently, the Japanese are also skilled at the art of sliding, as evidenced by the video of Masatoshi Ohmori below. Remember, don’t try this at home.
- February 25, 2013
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