Wrestling the Green Meanie

Mike 'Spike' Edwards guides the Kawasaki KR750 around Spa Francorchamps

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Submitted by rgo on Tue, 03/08/2010 - 14:30

A three cylinder, 750cc two-stroke contained in a double cradle, tubular frame with telescopic suspension made up the intimidating Kawasaki KR750, seen here ridden around the legendary Spa circuit.

Remembering the KR750, named the 'Green Meanie', TT winner Mick Grant said: "The KR750 was not as bad as what people thought it was. It had a nice spread, with enormous power and mid-range torque. The bike was more manageable in the later years in 1977 and 78. The biggest issue was with handling, the tyre technology was not there."

The bike ridden by Mike 'Spike' Edwards in the video belongs to Chris Wilson, you can read more about the KR750 and Chris' collection here.

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