Classic Bike (UK) - - Classic World - Si­mon Cook

One of the orig­i­nal ‘T-rex’ Hon­das that shook up the Aus­tralian Post-clas­sic Un­lim­ited class in the early 1990s, this old warhorse is still a win­ner. Si­mon bought it in 1998 from Perry Jory, business part­ner of Rex Wolfenden, and has won two na­tional cham­pi­onships on it. One in­volved him driv­ing alone from South Aus­tralia to Perth (about the same dis­tance as trav­el­ling from Lon­don to Turkey), beat­ing Rex at his own game, then driv­ing back home with the tro­phy on the back seat and the bike in the trailer.

“I camped on the side of the road half­way across the Nul­la­bor and cracked a bot­tle of red to cel­e­brate,” said Si­mon. When Si­mon bought it, the big four was in 1062cc form, run­ning on Av­gas. A me­chanic by trade, Si­mon has con­verted it to 1120cc run­ning on methanol. He also re­placed the orig­i­nal 35mm forks with stronger 38mm stan­chions.

Apart from that, the bike is very close to its orig­i­nal spec­i­fi­ca­tion but still clocks 140mph down Gard­ner Straight.

Si­mon Cook’s CB is no lum­ber­ing di­nosaur when it comes to speed

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