This was a race at Fort
Bob's the guy in the middle probably
taken in '65 and not developed until '66.
If you think he's dwarfing that CB92
then he is........... after all he's 6'4" must have been a tight squeeze, too
tight for us old guys these days, but then when you're young and agile.....no
problem...Follows are Bob's memories of racing a CB92 at Daytona.
"One memory of racing the CB92 was at Daytona in
1964 when I raced a F.I.M. world championship race, I remember this one,
quite well there were 27 starters in the
125cc class, we lined up on the starting grid and with the wave of the green
flag and a little push of my Boy Racer it fired up and we were off for 15
laps around a 1.6 mile road course which included a small section of the 31
degree banking. I had already determined the little CB92 did not have enough
speed to stay upon that steep banking (31 degrees is really steep) so I
stayed down in the transition area of the banking, not on the flat and not
on the 31 degree part but in between. I remember the fun and the feeling I
had riding against world class riders, as usual Honda, Yamaha and Suzuki
fielded three bikes each, with the likes of Hugh Anderson of New Zealand
with the classic Kiwi bird on his helmet.
About halfway through the race on the back
straight, here come those nine factory bikes one right after the other
slipstreaming each other, they must have been going 30 to 50 mph faster than
I was, their 125s would probably go 100 to 110 mph, mine might go 75mph
Now for the rest of the story, I worked my way
through the field and finished 12, the 11 bikes in front of me were 9
factory bikes and 2 CR93s which placed me 12th, not a top ten but I had my
15 minutes of fame anyway."
Not Bad for a private entrant
against those factory boys!
Thanks to Bob McMahon for this