Freddy Spencer Vs Street Bike Vs Street Car

Freddy Spencer on 1984 Honda 500GP racebike Vs 700cc Honda Sabre Vs 200HP 300ZX Turnbo at Laguna Seca. Stree bike and car get a head start.

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Author Sir Farquat ( ago)
This film originally aired on USA network and was taken the day after the
1984 Superbike and F1 races at Laguna Seca. It was my first AMA Superbike
Camel Pro series race, won by Flying Fred Merkel...I finished 18th on my
Dennis Manning sponsored Honda CB750F. You Tube video =WLGMrJqgJT0 Fast
Freddy and Kenny Roberts were there for the AMA F1 race, coming from the
Europe Grand Prix to do so. It was the only time I'd been on the track with
either one, during the friday F1 practice session.

Author James Collins ( ago)

Author Erling Andreassen ( ago)
I had that Arai Freddie Spencer helmet! It was expensive but saved my life!
Flown to hospital, burns,fractures,blood in my skull, comatose 3 weeks.
Dainese race leathers ruined, GSX-R-750 about a foot long, hehe. But I've
stuck to Arai ever since!: )

Author realityhitsmehardbro ( ago)
May two-strokes never die.

Author 779LR ( ago)
I wish two strokes weren't outlawed

Author 2000Bateman ( ago)
Spencer was fucking avin it!!!

Author Greg O ( ago)
That is so badass.

Author Rudolf Vizi (1449 years ago)
those wheelies man ... beautifull scene

Author sawboss17 ( ago)
Best EVER! 

Author Oldbmwr100rs ( ago)
It wasn't even a V-45,it was a harley tax 700! They should have used the
VFR 750 that was available,but at a higher price.And to think the 300 ZX
turbo was considered fast with 200HP, now that's practically standard on
many cars,boy have things changed!

Author eviltango ( ago)
wild man!

Author Deckard5254 ( ago)
Astonishing! I'm not surprised by the result, but when you view it in the
context of the head-start. Wow.

Author Stan Parrish ( ago)
Should have used The V65 instead of the V45. 

Author willlucv1 ( ago)
What a great video. Freddie Spencer was such a great racer, yet another
American who let his riding skills do the talking. I have to be honest the
track seems to be surrounded by an awful lot of cliff faces and armco's,
presumably its a bit safer these days.

Author PERPARSON ( ago)
couldn't agree more... i hate 4 stroke lawnmovers

Author thomman sterio (132 years ago)
1:30 ! AWESOME!!! 

Author girl600podcast ( ago)
OMG that was my first helmet, I never knew it was a Freddie Spencer helmet.
A mechanic for AF-1 gave it to me so I wouldn't wear my camo combat helmet
as I rode around base on my first bike, a Honda Rebel 450. This was in the
late 90s, I never knew about the helmet until right now. I always called it
Evel Knievel.

Author Dana William ( ago)
You gota give the street bike rider sime credit! Great stuff!

Author Dana William ( ago)
1:08 AWESOME! I may have messed my pants... a little

Author jeff lara ( ago)
casey stoner on a ducati won one could of won 2 or 3 with the duke if he
didnt get sick than had to get treatment 

Author mumbles ( ago)
the twat that banned 2 strokes from the road should be shot

Author NvgtrWiggles ( ago)
Damn, the Sabre wasn't a slouch. 

Author cratormoon10 ( ago)

Author 1869eases ( ago)
I heard it once in a 70's porno movie 

Author scrappy echols ( ago)
God that bike was fast

Author Bajker4ever ( ago)
@AutoMattOPhoto no its not, Magna has the same powerplant but its a

Author AutoMattOPhoto ( ago)
looks like a honda magna, not sabre

Author mptrax ( ago)
Long life 2 stroke pollution !

Author IXIAdeIXI ( ago)
@brandondurr1122 by a really cheap shit heap of a bike, take it apart,
rebuild it, make it better, sell it... just depends on how much time and
effort u wanna put in.

Author Brandon Durr ( ago)
i would love to get a bike and learn about them and possibly build custom
bikes for a living..but idk where to start

Author Mikes Midwest Z/S Garage ( ago)
@TheDude1859 Didn't launch it right, but it is just 200hp stock. They were
respectable for the 80s.

Author dewwed1965 ( ago)
That was a terrible last turn by the street bike! 

Author galen ( ago)
2t powers!!

Author mi2tom ( ago)
Freaking love the sound of the 2stroke!

Author craig50 ( ago)
And that's why they call him Fast Freddie!!

Author jckmtlmn ( ago)
I've seen this video before. Still love it. How nasty would a 500GP bike be
to ride???

Author Christian Meijer ( ago)
@garetjaxx me too

Author grapes008 ( ago)
@357JACK its a honda, so most likely nsr 500, the TZR was a yamaha and the
rgv suzuki

Author Pfiber Optik ( ago)
Wow, memories. Wonder what Freddie is doing nowadays.

Author William Shepherd ( ago)
or an RGV 500?

Author William Shepherd ( ago)
was it a TZR 500 ?

Author mloaks ( ago)
I currently ride that VF700S, same colors.

Author Blackflag Motorsports ( ago)
500cc two stroke bikes did not play around.

Author Nick46 ( ago)
Here is a video between michael schumacher, a fiat punto and an other fast
car... I don't remember very well

Author biglarfspeed6 ( ago)
@ixion58 I think they were too scared to invite one.

Author darkmage7280 ( ago)
*begin sarcasm* Whoah, the car lost???? *end sarcasm*

Author katskratchkustumz ( ago)

Author Steven King ( ago)
How can 14 people not appreciate this. I saw this when it first aired, I
would have sworn it was a corvette, but hell I was 16 with was an eon ago.
I do miss the two stroke GP bikes, but loved watching this and quoted it
for years, hell still do.

Author Ricky Buck ( ago)
cool video!!

Author Firemarioflower ( ago)
how humiliating, cars cant lose never

Author Colin Campbell ( ago)
freakin awesome...

Author 1BEAVIS13 ( ago)
It's great watching one of the greatest riders of all time. Freddy Spencer

Author Richard Stanaway ( ago)
what an idiot.

Author golf1diesel ( ago)
honda=donkey shit??? then how come you have a HONDA BLACKBIRD?

Author conefish ( ago)
yeah that maybe true, but the 2 strokes weigh ALOT less :D personally i
prefer 2 strokes, everyone is entitled to their own opinion :)

Author mark h.contento ( ago)
@conefish actually that's no joke 2's were pretty powerful but todays 4
stroke race bikes have even more power

Author riyusVids69 ( ago)
its a fucking 2 stroke 500cc man thats a fucking 1000-1200cc 4 stroke the
car and the bike had NO CHANCE

Author Christian Thwaites ( ago)
That looks like Erv Kanamoto with Freddie at the beginning. Can anyone

Author Charles McDowell ( ago)
It's a 2-stroke race bike, so it puts out roughly the same horsepower as a
1000cc four-stroke from that time frame, most likely more.

Author SMGleader ( ago)
this gave me goosebumps

Author Doedikkehansworst ( ago)
wicked 2 strokes awesome...........

Author conefish ( ago)
2 stroke powerrrrr! haha

Author okbrb ( ago)
Go Sabre =)

Author onekilltwisk ( ago)
Thats called a little humor... If I where donkey shit, I'd be insulted if
someone called me a Honda..... So go on..... say it say it. Say I AM donkey
shit.... make my day....

Author Anthony Woods ( ago)
He gave the car a head start and still bet him! haha bikes rule

Author bsullivan161 ( ago)
Freddie was awesome!

Author xxbackhillxx ( ago)
haha. nigdy sie nie nuaczylem. urodzony w michigan ale rodzice som z
warsawy. so suck my ballsack i get by just fine.

Author Michał Janicki ( ago)
'ty głupie ścierwo', naucz się najpierw pisać.

Author xxbackhillxx ( ago)
ty jestesz stare gowno

Author Erik van Abeelen ( ago)
old :P

Author Ad van Tuil ( ago)
the difference between a bike like you and me have ... and a 2-stroke racer
O_O oh my :D

Author DjAfterburner ( ago)
2stroke power ;D

Author Michał Janicki ( ago)
pomyśleć że dzisiaj te pojazdy, to stare gówno...

Author onekilltwisk ( ago)
i think you should give your exuses to donkey shit....

Author levethane (1415 years ago)

Author TheReapersSon ( ago)
Awesome video! I own an 82 sabre 750 and it's a blast to ride.

Author garetjaxx ( ago)
I'd love to see a modern version of this with a current GP bike, a showroom
stock sportbike and the new 370z all with professional riders/drivers.

Author Mallobean ( ago)
I would be interested in seeing how quickly Freddie would've caught the
other if he hadn't been hamming it up (the wheelies) for the camera.

Author shoua7 ( ago)
Wow! Awesome video!

Author BIZNAILEY ( ago)
the v65 had the record fastest production bike top speed, it would out
muscle freddy enough to win no problem... in this event the 700 almost had
him with that 15 second head start... the 1100 would be gone.

Author rem831 ( ago)
As an '84 700 Sabre owner, I can tell you the bike handles like a pig. A
similar vintage 700 or 1000 Interceptor would probably have been able to
hold off the GP500 until after the finish line. Also, 0-60 in 4 seconds is
a bit optimistic, I think most magazine testing at the time pegged it at
more like 4.5

Author Jethro Rose (1835 years ago)
no its not.... its a 220kg touring bike.

Author steve coscia ( ago)
v65 Sabre would have a hard time on those turns.Too high and heavy.On the
str8s-they are fast

Author pablo pascoll ( ago)

Author benjyboba ( ago)
It would be better to have a rotary engine if its sheer power your going
for. I'd love to see him try and get round the track on something crazyily
powered. Wheelspin everwhere.

Author carson wong ( ago)
imagine a 1300cc 2 stroke.. that would b interesting :)

Author kz jim ( ago)
Great clip.. I miss the 500 2 stroke GP days... Rainey, Schwantz, Doohan,
Spencer... great racing..

Author DoctorNumber46 ( ago)
why didn't they race a honda interceptor? that would be a much better
comparison as it is a racing- like bike.

Author benjyboba ( ago)
If someone made a 2 stroke 1000cc, it would become unridable but would be
bloody fast on the straight. I know the motogp bikes was faster than the
500 2 strokes before they got rid of them. Now the 800's are faster than
the 990's. Power is only half the equasion of making a bike go fast.
Watching this vid shows how much better handling in the corners a proper
race bike is, or is it just because its got a good rider onboard.

Author yamasubaruger ( ago)
if someone made a 1000cc 2 stroke twoday it would beat the shit out of any
R1,ZX,CBR, could get 270+HP out of it like the 900cc snowobiles
that are making 250-270HP.

Author Shadowboost ( ago)
laguna seca is a gorgeous track

Author mloaks ( ago)
I have a Sabre and this has me stoked!

Author Jethro Rose ( ago)
tz750 chassis = crap by even 1980s standards. it also only put out about

Author aei1976 ( ago)

Author Thomas Karl ( ago)
500cc had about 165 horsepower and was only 130kg, imagine the TZ-750!!!

Author Kayman Clark ( ago)
lol dang makes me wish that i would could turn my YZ-250 (2 stroke) into a
street legal bike.

Author Autolegend86 ( ago)
Read this months PB article on that race. Heck yeah it was real. Oh by the
way, that NSR500 was the one with the "upside down" engine.

Author C. Kim Miles csc ( ago)
Imagine what that Magna must have been like to wrestle around the track
like that. Whew!

Author Michael Huffman ( ago)
theyre comparable to 1000 four strokes.

Author ZildjianGuy90 ( ago)
holy shit!!

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