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1973 Yamaha TZ750 - Added by on 12-Aug-2020

Daytona 200, 1973 or 1972, both survived. Nr1 is Mark Brelsford. Got this picture from a little 1974 GPguide. Great balls of fire.
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Yamaha TZ750 - ID: 6404
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More Information on the Yamaha TZ750

The Yamaha TZ750 was a series production two-stroke race motorcycle built by Yamaha to compete in the Formula 750 class in the 1970s. Motorcyclist called it "the most notorious and successful roadracing motorcycle of the 1970s". Another journal called it the dominant motorcycle of the era, noting its nine consecutive Daytona 200 wins, starting in 1974. It was rated by journalist Kevin Cameron as one of the five most influential motorcycle designs: its monoshock suspension, high-strength frame and wide tires were necessary to handle the high engine output, and became standard for sportbikes.

Twin TZ750 engines powered the Silver Bird motorcycle land-speed record setting streamliner motorcycle, the first to break 300 miles per hour (480 km/h).


Museum examples

A 1974 example is displayed in the Yamaha Communication Plaza in Iwata, Japan. Another 1974 TZ750A is at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Alabama.



  • MacKellar, Collin (1995), Yamaha. All Factory and Production Road-Racing Two-Strokes from 1955 to 1993 (First ed.), Crowood Press, ISBN 978-18522-3920-6

Further reading

  • Frank Melling (April 21, 2014), "Memorable Motorcycle: Yamaha TZ750A", Motorcycle USA
  • Kevin Cameron, "Yamaha TZ750 Engine Development & Analysis", Cycle World

External links

  • Media related to Yamaha TZ 750 at Wikimedia Commons
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