6. TZ250


There are three or four TZ250s lounging around the shop, bikes without a country now that four-strokes are in fashion. You kids will just have to believe us when we tell you what a spectacle it was for all the senses to see a full grid of these things blast off in a cloud of Castrol fumes. And anybody who was lucky enough to turn a few laps on a TZ will always understand the difference between a pure racebike and a “diesel.” The aerodynamic droop tail on this one marks it as a late-model TZ of 2000 vintage, and Redpath confirms it came from someone affiliated with the Roberts clan – which did run for a season or two on Lucky Strike dollars. This unit may have been a back-up bike or assembled from spares, judging from its nearly completely unmolested freshness, original grips, and lack of battle scars.