You probably know that Honda is all about the Power of Dreams. Shunji Yokokawa began dreaming of setting motorcycling records began after seeing Freddie Spencer running through Laguna Seca Raceway’s famous corkscrew. His first Honda bike was a CB900 and eventually he worked his way into Honda’s R&D group, becoming an Assistant Chief Engineer and Project Lead on bikes like the recent CB1100.
Honda encourages their engineers to propose and create projects that fulfill dreams. For Yokokawa, that was coming to Bonneville and setting a world speed record on a CBR600RR. With two fellow crew members from Japan, Yokokawa and team brought a bike to Bonneville and when it was all over, set an official class record on 170.828 mph.
Congratulations to Yokokawa-san and team, for showing that with hard work and determination, your dreams can come to reality.
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