Item No. 201896749
One number, one champion. One colour, and one rider. It's a rule in every sport, when representing a champion. And the number 7, in motorcycle racing, just like red, white, yellow and black, immediately makes you think of Barry Sheene. Born in 1950 in England to a father who was a mechanic and a mother who was a cook, Barry entered all the Motorcycle GP classes from 50 cc to 750 cc, but achieved far less than he could have (twice champion of the 500 cc, in 1976 and 1977). But he won 23 races and made his mark, because he was the biggest character of them all. Known for his exuberant riding and resulting falls, Dainese tested its first back protector with him.