Ground-breaking Yamaha FZ750 book released

June 18, 2021

Yamaha FZ750

FZ750 owner and enthusiast Michael Boyle has written this missive on the ground-breaking Yamaha which was launched in 1985.

It is a comprehensive study of the world’s first production five-valve per-cylinder motorcycle written from the viewpoint of Yamaha’s Racing successes with the bike and its derivatives.

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The book is illustrated with over 350 photographs as well as technical drawings, and has a foreword by former WSB Champion Aaron Slight. Michael has written and produced this book at cost and all proceeds go to Great Ormond Street Hospital charity.

The price for the book is £29.50, take a look at this dedicated Facebook group to purchase.



About the Author

Bertie Simmonds

As a child Bertie (well, Robert back then… blame his sister for the nickname) was exposed to motorcycles thanks to his uncles. They would show up at his house with a lovely lady as pillion throughout the 1970s and 1980s. After a naughty time on field bikes (it’s what we did back then) Bertie passed his test in the early 1990s and became a reporter for MCN in 1995, moving to the sports desk and covering World Superbikes in 1996. With a change to Bike Magazine in 1997, he stayed until 2000 as news, features and road test editor. Moving into PR with Cosworth, Bert was bored with cars and returned to bikes in 2001 with Two Wheels Only, becoming editor in 2002 and leaving to be freelance at the end of 2004. With almost a decade freelancing, Bertie joined Mortons in 2013 and became editor of Classic Motorcycle Mechanics, a post he’s desperately clung to, to this day. And no, he’s never had a pretty girl on the back of his bike.

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