"I am so pleased with my experience with Owen Art Studios! I received Sheene & Roberts within a week of placing the order, it looks amazing. I had it framed in a thick black frame and it is currently hanging up in the living room. It looks very professional and my boyfriend absolutely loved it (it was his Christmas gift). Thank you so much for the great experience, I cannot wait to purchase more art from you!" — Samantha Linnell, Portland ME
"Hey, just got my 30 inch 'Sheene & Roberts' print and WOW, I can see the stitches in their leathers - I can smell the premix! Best racing photo I've ever seen ...and it's on MY wall. — Ben J., Santa Barbara CA
Title: “Sheene and Roberts” **Almost sold out**
Edition: Total of 500 prints world-wide
Type: UltraChrome archival giclee photo print on heavy matte
24 x 18 inch giclee photo print on heavy matte
$89 total cost of print delivered to you
30 x 24 inch giclee photo print on heavy matte
$109 total cost of print delivered to you
NOTE: The 20x16 inch size is not available for this item.
In 1981, American "King" Kenny Roberts was the reigning World 500cc Grand Prix Champion for the third time, and Brit Barry Sheene, in an attempt to regain the motorcycle champsionship, switched from Suzuki to Yamaha. In this high-action image, the two arch rivals on their Yamahas are shown cresting a hill. You can see Sheene's front end pushing out as he attempts to pass Roberts for the downhill charge toward the grandstand.
Sheene and Roberts fought all season and let Suzuki riders Marco Lucchinelli of Italy and American Randy Mamola beat them for the top two spots. Roberts finished third and Sheene fourth for the 1981 championship. Also in 1981, a newcomer named Freddie Spencer made his first foray into GP racing, riding the four-stroke Honda NR500 up to fifth place before it broke at the British Grand Prix.