Iconic 1992 Senior TT bikes reunited by Manx National Heritage


Two of the Isle of Man TT’s most iconic bikes will be reunited at this year’s event in the Manx Museum in Douglas.

The 1992 Senior TT race saw a great battle between Carl Fogarty and Steve Hislop and has been voted as the greatest-ever TT race in a poll taken by the Isle of Man Post Office.

Both machines from that memorable race will now be brought back together and put on display inside the Manx Museum between Saturday 23 May and Sunday 14 June.

Fogarty’s Loctite Yamaha OW01, which is now owned by the Manx National Heritage, will be placed alongside Hislop’s Norton NRS588 machine, which is owned by the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham.

Both riders broke records on their respective machines, with Fogarty setting the outright lap record of 122.61mph and Hislop setting the race record of 121.8mph. After switching positions on a number of occasions, it was Hislop who eventually came out on top by a small margin on 4.4seconds.

The display of these famous TT machines forms a part of a huge programme of Manx National Heritage events and exhibitions that are taking place throughout this year’s TT.

Other events taking place through the organisation include a question and answer session with 90-year-old ex-sidecar World Champion, Stan Dibben, and an exhibition featuring Ulster’s TT heroes at the House of Manannan in Peel.

Manx National Heritage have also unveiled a special TT Collectors pin badge which when purchased for a retail price of £10 will give fans free admission to all Manx National Heritage sites throughout the TT and also the Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling.