It boggles the mind to know that 38 years ago I sat on this very same machine, light-headed and awestruck. Skipping the romantic nostalgia about everything since, it is historical fact that I quickly returned home to my motorcycle-crazy family with a full report. More amazement followed when eldest brother Neil traded his new Yamaha triple and some cash for it at Scottsdale’s Motorcycle City. I was

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Engine Air-cooled8-valve bevel-drive sohctwin Bore I stroke 72x83mm Capacity 675cc Power 49bhp @5000rpm Torque 4llb/ft@5500rpm Gearbox 5-speed Primary drive Gear Final drive Chain Frame Tubular steel double cradle Steering Rake I trail: 24° I 108mm F