Honda RVF750R RC45

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Es­sen­tially an evo­lu­tion of the RC30, the 45 shared the same ba­sic lay­out, but with so much new tech and style not a sin­gle part was in­ter­change­able. Ac­cord­ingly, the RC45 now boasted in­verted 41mm forks, big­ger brakes and wider tyres while its now fu­elin­jected en­gine pro­duced 119bhp.

Un­for­tu­nately, the RC45 was pricey and, in a rac­ing scene owned by Du­cati’s lithe 916, com­par­a­tively bulky. It wasn’t un­til 1997, three years af­ter launch, that the ‘45’ fi­nally grabbed its only WSB ti­tle with John Kocin­ski. How­ever, it’s still one of the most lusted-af­ter Ja­panese clas­sics of all.

1994-1995 Ex­pect to pay £35k for a mint RC45 to­day

Kocin­ski on a Cas­trol 45. All is good.

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