Yoshimura TT-F1

This is the actualy bike that won the All Japan TT Formula 1 Championship 1986 Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R750 Racing Motorcycle • Entered by Yoshimura • Rider: Satoshi Tsujimoto The frame number is YS-001. The engine number is 705-10000. 

One of the most famous names in the history of motorcycle racing, the firm founded by Hideo 'Pops' Yoshimura first rose to prominence tuning bikes for the AMA series in the USA and would end up running the Suzuki factory team. 

Yoshimura has enjoyed a close relationship with Suzuki since the late 1970s, competing in the All Japan Road Race Championship and the prestigious Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance Race using Suzuki motorcycles, as well as in the USA. 

Yoshimura also undertakes the development and manufacture of Suzuki's race kit parts as well as offering tuning 'goodies' for the other major Japanese manufacturers. In the late 1970s, the FIM sanctioned a new championship for production based motorcycles: 'TT Formula', which was divided into three categories by engine type (two-stroke/four-stroke) and cubic capacity, Formula 1 being for 1,000cc four-strokes and 500cc two-strokes. 

Yoshimura already had considerable experience in the tuning of large-capacity four-strokes, so its participation in this new category was a given. The company's first major success was achieved in 1985 following the recruitment of 25-year-old Satoshi Tsujimoto. Tsujimoto ended the '85 season as winner of the All Japan TT Formula 1 Championship, and repeated that feat the following year (1986) on the machine offered here. 

That same year, paired with Suzuki's up-and-coming Superbike star Kevin Schwantz, Tsujimoto finished 3rd at the Suzuka 8 Hours, while in 1987 he finished 2nd at the Daytona 200 behind Wayne Rainey and ahead of Doug Polen, so was obviously no slouch. Tsujimoto did not contest the All Japan Championship in '87 as he had signed to do a full season of AMA Superbike racing in the USA.

Sadly, a serious accident early in 1987 interrupted his career and in the early 1990s he turned to team management. Since its retirement from the track, this Yoshimura Suzuki was formed part of a private collection for many years and has been maintained. A rare opportunity to acquire an ex-works Yoshimura Suzuki with championship-winning history. Footnotes


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