Motorbike racing has been around for a long time now and is very popular still today. People love watching their favorites ride on difficult tracks. Every year various competitions are held all over the world. There are many great motorcyclists around, but here are the greatest of them all.
Hailwood’s father had several motorcycle shops and so Hailwood was lucky to get a bike at a very young age. He won 76 GP victories and 9 world titles across 125cc, 250cc, 350cc and 500cc. He raced at a time when there was low chassis technology. It was necessary back then that one tire must last for a long time. However, Hailwood was technophobic, so it really didn’t matter how poor the technology was back then. His talent was in the ability to ride any motorcycle and take it to the edge right away.
King Kenny Roberts
He trained horses before, but at the age of 12, his attention turned to bike riding. He won 24 GPs across two classes. He also won a 500 title hat-trick. In 1978 he came to Europe. At that time he was a Yamaha US rider who only had one bike. He used to campaign a lot for his fellow riders. He tried to improve the performance of many bike racers.
He raced karts before. At the age of ten, he became a motorbike enthusiast. He has 112 wins and nine titles across 125, 250, 500 and MotoGP. He has stayed in the career for a long time, longer than his fellow riders. He rode various bikes and raced against different rivals. He had to change his riding styles accordingly.
These legendary bikers rode in different eras. The achievements of these great riders are unbeatable. Their skills and talents have always inspired the new riders.