By John Burns
And in those ancient times, the apostle Glenn scribed occasionally for MO, that is until Queen Ashley sent him to a later Yamaha event than this one, whereafter the feckless scribe filed his report with a competing kingdom for 31 pieces of silver. And he never worked in this town again. And yet, yea verily, it’s an ill wind that blows no man good, as the apostle JB was also at the later event where Glenn betrayed MO, and so JB and the Queen of MO became allies, combating evil everafter. Before being cast out of the kingdom, the apostate Glenn did ride the amazing R7, and so it is ridden.
1999 Yamaha YZF-R7 OW-O2
It is built for the track and it shows. The faster you ride it the more it likes it.Motorcycle Online correspondent Glenn Le Santo became one of the few people in the world who will ever experience the thrill of the Yamaha YZF-R7. Should you be envious? Read on and find out for yourself.Great Britain, April 5, 1999 — The Yamaha YZF-R7 OW-O2 has one purpose in life: To win races. You may have seen it displayed in various shows with lights and road gear but these have only been added in order to homologate the bike to meet F.I.M. regulations. Only 500 exacting, hand-made machines are being produced, making it one of the rarest production bikes ever to leave a Japanese factory. Even if you could afford the £20,000 ($32,000 USD) sticker price, you couldn’t actually purchase the bike unless you can prove you have a full season’s racing ahead of you. Of course, you
could always sponsor a rider. Then at the end of the season you have an awesome track day tool to play with, if there is …read more