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The last British world champion and the only motorcycle racer to have achieved the status and fame of a rock star, Barry Sheene was the flamboyant two-wheeled idol of the 1970s.

The last British world champion and the only motorcycle racer to have achieved the status and fame of a rock star, Barry Sheene was the flamboyant two-wheeled idol of the 1970s.

barry sheene e kenny roberts... I wasn't old enough to see these duals but did Barry Sheene leave Suzuki because: Yamaha made a better bike and/or Suzuki didn't put as much effort in on his behalf as Yamaha did for Kenny Roberts or he tried to bully Suzuki into a pay rise? I don't know but any or all could be true. Whichever he never reclaimed his title.

barry sheene e kenny roberts... I wasn't old enough to see these duals but did Barry Sheene leave Suzuki because: Yamaha made a better bike and/or Suzuki didn't put as much effort in on his behalf as Yamaha did for Kenny Roberts or he tried to bully Suzuki into a pay rise? I don't know but any or all could be true. Whichever he never reclaimed his title.

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