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Formula 750 was a FIM motorcycle road racing series based on a 750 cubic centimeter engine capacity.

Formula 750
CategoryMotorcycle racing
Inaugural season1973
Last Riders' championPatrick Pons
Works Norton rider Peter Williams on the JPS-liveried 1974 'Spaceframe' Norton factory F750 racer[1]


The series began in 1971 as a collaboration between the American Motorcyclist Association and the Auto Cycle Union.[2] The FIM adopted the Formula 750 class for events in 1972.[3]

In 1973 it became a British-based series. In 1975 the series was upgraded to European championship status and in 1977, it attained world championship status.[4]

The Formula 750 class was seen as possibly overtaking the 500cc Grand Prix class as the premier racing division. However, the ultimate domination by one model (the Yamaha TZ750) as well as the increasingly popular superbike production class meant that the FIM discontinued the class after the 1979 season.[citation needed]

Formula 750 championsEdit


Season Rider Manufacturer
1973   Barry Sheene Suzuki
1974   John Dodds Yamaha
1975   Jack Findlay Yamaha
1976   Víctor Palomo Yamaha
1977   Steve Baker Yamaha
1978   Johnny Cecotto Yamaha
1979   Patrick Pons Yamaha


  1. ^ Motorcyclist Illustrated, June 1974. Rear page John Player Norton colour advertisement. "A new look, a new bike, and a new season." Accessed and added 2 October 2014
  2. ^ Formula 750: A Progress Report. American Motorcyclist. August 1971. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  3. ^ International Report. American Motorcyclist. December 1971. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  4. ^ "FIM History Flash Back 1796-1979". Archived from the original on 18 February 2017. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Formula 750 champions". Retrieved 15 December 2012.

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