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1911
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Godfrey
Indian - 500cc Only American motorcycle to win a TT
1912
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Applebee
Scott- 500cc
1913
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Wood
Scott- 500cc
1914
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Pullin
Rudge- 500cc
1920
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
De La Hay
Sunbeam- 500cc
1921
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Davies
AJS- 500cc Howard Davies founded HRD motorcycles which became the famous Vincent company
1922
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Bennett
Sunbeam- 500cc
1923
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Sheard
Douglas- 500cc The first Manxman to win a TT
1924
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Bennett
Norton- 500cc
1925
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Davies
HRD- 500cc
1926
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Woods
Norton- 500cc Stanley Woods , first superstar of the TT
1927
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Bennett
Norton- 500cc
1928
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Dodson
Sunbeam- 500cc
1929
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Dodson
Sunbeam- 500cc
1930
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Handley
Rudge- 500cc Walter Handley , has a fast left/right bend named after him on the course
1931
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Hunt
Norton- 500cc
1932
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Woods
Norton- 500cc Stanley Woods , first TT superstar
1933
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Woods
Norton- 500cc
1934
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Guthrie
Norton- 500cc Jimmy Guthrie , Guthries bend looks down over Ramsey Bay , very popular with photographers
1935
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Woods
Moto Guzzi- 500cc First Italian motorcycle to win a TT
1936
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Guthrie
Norton- 500cc
1937
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Frith
Norton- 500cc Freddie Frith retired to run a bike shop in Grimsby, still there (the shop, not him)
1938
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Daniell
Norton- 500cc private entry Norton as the factory was tooling ready for the impending war
1939
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Meier
BMW- 500cc Only BMW to win a solo class and the only supercharged bike to win a TT
1947
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Daniell
Norton- 500cc Howard Daniell had been turned down by the army as a dispatch rider due to defective sight
1948
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Bell
Norton- 500cc
1949
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Daniell
Norton- 500cc
1950
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Duke
Norton- 500cc Geoff Duke's win ushered in the Golden Age of the TT
1951
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Duke
Norton- 500cc Duke is the owner of Duke Video , worldwide distributor of TT videos
1952
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Armstrong
Norton- 500cc
1953
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Amm
Norton- 500cc
1954
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Amm
Norton- 500cc
1955
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Duke
Gilera- 500cc
1956
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Surtees
MV- 500cc John Surtees was the only man to win car and motorcycle world championships
1957
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
McIntyre
Gilera- 500cc Bob McIntyre made the first 100mph (ave speed) lap of the TT course
1958
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Surtees
MV- 500cc John Surtees , only man to win bike and car World Championship
1959
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Surtees
MV- 500cc
1960
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Surtees
MV- 500cc
1961
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Hailwood
Norton- 500cc Last win for a Norton in the Senior
1962
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Hocking
MV- 500cc
1963
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Hailwood
MV- 500cc Mike (the bike) Hailwood , acknowledged as the best road racer ever
1964
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Hailwood
MV- 500cc Hailwood died in a car accident while collecting a fish and chip supper for his family
1965
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Hailwood
MV- 500cc Mike the Bike Hailwood died collecting fish and chips. Hit by a car
1966
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Hailwood
Honda- 500cc first japanese motorcycle to win the Senior , end of an era
1967
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Hailwood
Honda- 500cc
1968
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Agostini
MV- 500cc Giacomo Agostini , only man who could rival Hailwood
1969
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Agostini
MV- 500cc
1970
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Agostini
MV- 500cc
1971
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Agostini
MV- 500cc
1972
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Agostini
MV- 500cc The last year the TT was part of the world championship
1973
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Findlay
Suzuki- 500cc
1974
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Carpenter
Yamaha- 500cc
1975
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Grant
Kawasaki- 500cc
1976
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Herron
Yamaha- 500cc Tommy Herron died falling off a bike at walking pace and banging his head
1977
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Read
Suzuki- 500cc Guided round a crashed rider , in fog , by a schoolgirl marshal !!!
1978
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Herron
Yamaha- 500cc
1979
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Hailwood
Suzuki- 500cc Acknowledged as the finest road racer of all time
1980
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Crosby
Suzuki- 500cc Possibly the most contentious win in TT history , Honda rode the next race in black , mourning lost victory
1981
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Grant
Suzuki- 500cc
1982
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Brown
Suzuki- 500cc Norman Brown died in a start line crash on a "safe" closed circuit
1984
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
McElnea
Suzuki- 500cc
1985
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Dunlop
Honda -1000cc first Senior win for Joey Dunlop who won more races than anyone at the TT
1986
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Burnett
Honda -1300cc
1987
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Dunlop
Honda-1300cc
1988
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Dunlop
Honda-1300cc
1989
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Hislop
Honda-1300cc
1990
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Fogarty
Honda - 750cc Carl Fogarty , 6 times world Superbike champion , last top class rider to race at the TT
1991
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Hislop
Honda- 750cc
1992
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Hislop
Norton- 750cc
1993
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
McCallen
Honda- 750cc
1994
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Hislop
Honda- 750cc
1995
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Dunlop
Honda- 750cc
1996
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
McCallen
Honda- 750cc
1997
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
McCallen
Honda- 750cc
1998
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Simpson
Honda - 1010cc
1999
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Jeffries
Yamaha- 1010cc
2000
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Jeffries
Yamaha- 1010cc
2002
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Jeffries
Yamaha- 1010cc David Jeffries died at 180mph , crashing at Crosby on the course
2003
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Archibald
Suzuki- 1010cc
2004
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Archibald
Suzuki- 1010cc
2005
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
McGuinness
Yamaha- 1010cc
2006
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
McGuinness
Honda- 1010cc
2007
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
McGuinness
Honda- 1010cc John McGuinness raised the lap record to 130mph


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