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Roger de Coster's bikes??
« on: August 14, 2019, 07:47:36 am »
Morning,

I cannot find the post with Roger de Coster's bike collection?

Can someone help with a link please?
 

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Re: Roger de Coster's bikes??
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2019, 08:27:20 am »
Thanks Solo!

Roger de Coster was my schoolboy hero, and I still greatly admire him.
 

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Re: Roger de Coster's bikes??
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2019, 08:38:45 am »
And not a Yamaha to be seen? :biggrin:
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Re: Roger de Coster's bikes??
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2019, 11:32:05 am »
Thanks Solo!

Roger de Coster was my schoolboy hero, and I still greatly admire him.

Mine too! The battles with Bob Hannah that he had in the USA were classic.
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Re: Roger de Coster's bikes??
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2019, 11:48:06 am »
Thanks Solo!

Roger de Coster was my schoolboy hero, and I still greatly admire him.

Mine too! The battles with Bob Hannah that he had in the USA were classic.

Fantastic! I was a Suzuki fan in those days, still is, and the racing was hectic. I far prefer the big, flowing tracks of Europe in the 70/80's to the courses of today[ignoring that today's courses are a

product of superior machinery ;)]

I would love to get my grubby little paws on a 1976-ish Suzuki RM370. Such beautiful, clean machines if you compare them to today's sticker-kit filled machines.

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Re: Roger de Coster's bikes??
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2019, 12:01:14 pm »
Wasn't it de Coster who finished a GP with a broken frame it was a classic picture? 8) 
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Re: Roger de Coster's bikes??
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2019, 12:08:01 pm »
Wasn't it de Coster who finished a GP with a broken frame it was a classic picture? 8)

Don't remember that, but I do remember how he, before he became famous, punctured a kidney and still rode home 50 miles away on the same bike.

These were tough men.
 

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Re: Roger de Coster's bikes??
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2019, 12:14:02 pm »
Wasn't it de Coster who finished a GP with a broken frame it was a classic picture? 8)

Don't remember that, but I do remember how he, before he became famous, punctured a kidney and still rode home 50 miles away on the same bike.

These were tough men.

Its a while back, it may have been Joel Robert he also raced Suzuki.  :thumleft:
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Re: Roger de Coster's bikes??
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2019, 12:40:46 pm »
@ Dan what model bikes did he race?  Looks like a DR 2 stroke?
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« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2019, 12:46:20 pm »
@ Dan what model bikes did he race?  Looks like a DR 2 stroke?
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Re: Roger de Coster's bikes??
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2019, 01:24:24 pm »
@ Dan what model bikes did he race?  Looks like a DR 2 stroke?

He started on MZ's, then went on to race Suzuki TM's, and later the RN370's[the RM series for the public]
 
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« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2019, 01:30:59 pm »
@ Dan what model bikes did he race?  Looks like a DR 2 stroke?

He started on MZ's, then went on to race Suzuki TM's, and later the RN370's[the RM series for the public]

Dan, are you sure? I would have said CZ not MZ?  :o I had forgotten the EVIL TM's  :peepwall:
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