Watch: When Honda Made a 50cc Race Bike That Would Do 115 MPH - gallery

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  • Watch: When Honda Made a 50cc Race Bike That Would Do 115 MPH - gallery
  • Watch: When Honda Made a 50cc Race Bike That Would Do 115 MPH - gallery
  • Watch: When Honda Made a 50cc Race Bike That Would Do 115 MPH - gallery
    Honda RC116
    A twin-cylinder, 50cc machine, that would rev to 20,000rpm and produce anything up to 16bhp
  • Watch: When Honda Made a 50cc Race Bike That Would Do 115 MPH - gallery
    Top Speed: 115mph!
    With a power band that was maybe about 500rpm wide, gearboxes with up to 14 speeds in were used
  • Watch: When Honda Made a 50cc Race Bike That Would Do 115 MPH - gallery
    Engineering in Miniature
    Jewel-like hardly starts to describe it.
  • Watch: When Honda Made a 50cc Race Bike That Would Do 115 MPH - gallery
    Masterpiece
    Cutaway drawing reveals use of cogs to drive overhead cams and the complex gearbox
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