US track star 'Fast' Freddie Spencer will be attending the Bikers' Classics at Spa Francorchamps, marking 30 years since his 500GP win at the Ardennes circuit...
As the tenth anniversary of The Bikers' Classics features the early Superbike era Spencer will ride a 'close to the original' replica of the Honda CB750 that he rode in 1980 and 1981 in the AMA Superbike Championship.
In 1980 and 1981 Spencer won a total of six AMA Superbike races on the 'naked' CB and was actually the first rider to win on a Honda. The 1023cc 120 bhp strong Honda was quite a handful, remembers Spencer: “The chassis couldn't handle the extra power from the engine, but it was a thrill to ride those bikes because they were so unpredictable and unforgiving, and that put a lot of emphasis on the rider to adapt and adjust to what was required of the bike.”
Freddie Spencer is the last world class rider to be added to the list of participants of the 2012 Bikers' Classics which will take place from Friday 29th June until Sunday 1st July.
More information from The Bikers' Classic website.