Roberts is a man who has to have a project. His entire racing career might well be characterized as such, and divided into three parts: racer, team manager and constructor. So, how might one categorize his most recent mission? That’s more difficult to define. It’s not exactly retirement. Roberts says that he leads a “more relaxed” life nowadays, but also allows that he’s sometimes busier than he wants to be. When it makes sense, there are the occasional vintage sorties, demonstrating the Yamaha TZ750 powered dirt-tracker at the Indy Mile and riding some of his period 500cc Grand Prix roadracing machines at Imola, Mallory Park and, most recently, Laguna Seca. There’s the Second Annual Kenny Roberts Rally in Japan in September, riding “awesome roads” from Tokyo to the southern island of Kyushu. Still in the works is a TV show in Las Vegas with F1 Max X Racing. Add in time off to ride his Harley and Yamaha at Sturgis; and, lest we forget, golf tournaments.