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May 7th 2016, 07:23 PM   #1
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  Jan 2016
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RIP Michael Czysz

https://www.facebook.com/michael.czysz1
May 7th 2016, 08:01 PM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  Rome

  SV650S, CRF450R, and others
One of the brilliant ones...

Death escapes no man and cancer is brutal.

I enjoyed following his rise to become a TT legend with his electric superbike. Truly one of the greatest motorcycle inventors of our time in the likes of Eric Buell and John Britton.

Official website: http://motoczysz.com/

Interesting semi-biography was written here: Motorcycle Therapy: The Michael Czysz Story

Edited by Thumperpilot on May 7th 2016 at 11:36 PM
May 7th 2016, 08:44 PM   #3
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  Apr 2016
  Tumwater

  13 Goldwing F6B
Don't have FB. What happened?
May 7th 2016, 09:02 PM   #4
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Cancer

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Interesting semi-biography was written here: Motorcycle Therapy: The Michael Czysz Story
May 7th 2016, 09:11 PM   #5
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  Jan 2016
  Allyn, WA

  '06 HD Street Bob, '85 Yamaha FJ600, '99 Honda CBR600f4
RIP Michael Czysz

Netflix also has a movie about his Isle of Man races called "Charge".


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May 7th 2016, 09:47 PM   #6
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  Jan 2016
  Kirkland

Very sad. Truly a great innovator, always amazing to follow what he was doing.
Brilliant mind, and bad fast too.
The world loses another great one☹️
May 8th 2016, 10:40 AM   #7
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  Mar 2016
  PNW

  Ducati ST4s, Ducati Monster, R1 CLE
Holy cow. Had no idea. Am greatly saddened.

And what a character he was too. One of the craziest memories of my entire life was riding several hot laps at full tilt with Michael at Laguna Seca and hanging on for dear life...

in a full size Chevy Van!! (we were doing track recon)

That's just the kind of guy he was. My condolences go out to his loved ones and friends. Very saddened by his loss but am a better man for having had the opportunity to know him. Rest in peace, brother.
May 8th 2016, 05:01 PM   #8
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  Jan 2016
  Moses Lake, WA

  2013 Kawasaki Concours C-14, 2005 ZX-10R Kawasaki (Nekkid), '99 Yamaha TW-200
RIP, M.C., perfect initials for the man.
May 9th 2016, 12:26 AM   #9
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle, WA

  Ducati + KTM
I just heard about this earlier today...

Sad to hear.
May 9th 2016, 07:05 AM   #10
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Damn. Truly a great guy all around. My condolences to his family and friends.
May 9th 2016, 07:42 PM   #11
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  Jan 2016
  Custer, WA

  Suzuki 09 GSXR 1000 Suzuki 09 DRZ 400SM 1970 Yamaha 250 DT1 Enduro
So sad when a fellow rider is longer with us
RIP fellow rider
May 10th 2016, 12:34 PM   #12
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  Jan 2016
  Muklilteo, WA

  Suzuki DL1000, Honda XR650R, KTM 250 XC-W
RIP Motorcycle innovator!
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