GUY’S TOP SIX BIKES IN THE HONDA COL­LEC­TION

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1982 Honda CB750F Fred­die Spencer

“This bike won Day­tona with Fred­die and is as fac­tory as f**k yet it’s got situp-and- beg bars, stan­dard seat and it’s naked. That makes it re­ally cool in my book.”

1966 RC149 125cc Luigi Taveri

“Mcguin­ness told me this was the unsung hero of the 1960s Honda rac­ers and he’s right. I had al­ways thought it was the 250/6 but it’s not in the same league as the 125/5. The lit­tle bike revved to 23,000rpm and won a world ti­tle. ”

1966 Honda RC166 250cc Mike Hail­wood en­gine

“It is still a great bike that won ev­ery 250 Grand Prix that year and I will be get­ting to ride one at Cas­tle Combe in Au­gust!”

1979 Honda NR500 Mick Grant, T Katayama

“Honda built this V4, with its oval pis­tons and 32 valves, to prove they could still win with­out go­ing twostroke. When it failed they did go twostroke and they smoked ev­ery­one.”

1980s NR750 en­durance racer

“I didn’t know there was a Nr750cc racer and this one looks as if it is us­ing a RC30 frame. It shows again how far Honda would go not to con­form to the trends of the time.”

2005 Fire­blade en­durance racer

“Honda won the Suzuka 8 Hour race with Kiy­onari and Ukawa on this bike in 2005. The at­ten­tion to de­tail is awe­some be­cause this bike is a pure HRC Fire­blade. It shows what Honda can do when they re­ally want to win.”

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