2010 Bonneville GP CB160 is a go!

| 3/24/2010 2:41:46 PM

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CB160 Raffle Bike 2010

The 2010 Bonneville Vintage GP Honda CB160 Raffle Bike in the early stages of preparation at Vicious Cycle in Portland, Oregon.

Tom Kullen, the moving force behind the annual Bonneville Vintage GP at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, has announced the return of the CB160 Raffle Bike for the 2010 Bonneville Vintage GP. Presented by Motorcycle Classics, the Bonneville Vintage GP is heading into its fifth year, bringing with it the return of the popular CB160 Raffle, which took a hiatus last year thanks to the global economic slump.

Thanks to the incredible popularity of the Battle of the CB160s LeMans Start held Saturday and Sunday during the Bonneville GP, and building interest in the CB160 race series, Kullen was able to bring the CB160 Raffle Bike back. Bikes were built and raffled off during the 2007 and 2008 event. Vicious Cycle in Portland, Ore., built both those machines, and they’re building this year’s bike, as well. Deeply immersed in the CB160 race scene, Joe Pethoud and his crew at Vicious Cycle know how to make one of these little twins move around a track with remarkable speed and grace. 14hp and 80mph from 161cc is nothing to sneeze at, and the way CB160 riders blitz through the corners barely letting off the throttle makes for some incredible racing. It’s great stuff, and bikes from Vicious are regularly at the head of the pack in CB160 racing.

CB160 Raffle bike engine

The engine for this year's raffle bike spread out on the workbench at Vicious. Once it's done, this little bike will have been gone through from top to bottom and front to back.