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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

It's small, but has remarkable bites on the track

Let us looked the past ..! Honda is experienced in build the motorcycles with six cylinder engine. For example, the CBX1000 become the first Honda motorcycle used a 6-cylinder engine, but try to notice the Honda RC166 250cc racing motorcycle. Apparently, this impressive figure motorcycle is ever won the Grand-Prix in 1966 and 1967 and Mike Hailwood as the racer.

Not as it seems as the motorcycle with a small capacity engine, the RC166 is the result of extraordinary design. With the usual machine form in its time, actually was very wild, its peak rotation approaching 20,000 rpm. A fact that is difficult to beat currently.
Honda RC166 250cc. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1X2hwN)
The motorcycle equipped with a 7-speed transmission system, and made it easy to reach speeds of 240 km/h, while its top speed can exceed that number. While the peak power is 65 hp, which is usually achieved by engine capacity of 3 times greater than this machine.

Yet when it was designed in the early 1960s, at which time the CAD and computer modeling does not exist. All done with the tools, technologies and processes, including primitive today. But the result, difficult to surpass by the products and technology of today already rely on the robots, laser or machine controlled by a computer.
After winning the 1966 250 and 350cc world championships on Honda sixes, Hailwood took both titles again in ’67, and finished second to arch-rival Giacomo Agostini and his MV Agusta in the 500cc class. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1X2iCw)
Indeed, it is difficult to compare it with today racing motorcycle, a quarter liter engine will apparently be funny if it had to compete with modern Moto3 engine driven by Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo or Marc Marquez. Unfortunately, RC166 has a weakness ie its brake systems like an old-fashioned motorcycle. But all that could be covered by its engine performance is very biting on the track. Time has proved. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MOTORCYCLIST]
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