Here’s a lovely utube piece for both the advanced rider AND his girlfriend from the wonderful Motorsport Retro site.
It’s a late 80′s piece with a hint of BBC about it, that examines road racing from day one – at least as much examining as can be done in 30 minutes for an entire 100 years – to the late 80′s 500s.
Covered are all wot makes a racebike in a very basic sense – brakes, slicks, frame, two/four strokes, aeros, fuel (for noobs), leavened lightly with old GP footage and cool bikes – the NR500 with the tank under the engine (for the terminally afflicted).
It’s in three 10 minute pieces so go get a cup of tea or calming malted first. Costuming such as flares and ‘tache is up to the individual.