Honda Collection Hall Tour — Motorcycle USA

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Honda Collection Hall

The Honda Collection Hall was to the public on March 21, 1998 as of the 50-year anniversary of Honda.

I it like it was yesterday. I found an ad in the trader for a crashed CBR900RR for or trade. This would be my chance to own a true superbike, the of the bad boys at the time. I managed to my crusty 750 and some cash for a damaged CBR that I got running there and rode it home. It was my Honda streetbike and my sole of transportation for almost a decade.

of you probably have a similar or maybe you’re simply a fan but no matter who you are or what you ride, the Honda is synonymous with and likely played a role in riding career in some shape or form. Twenty later, the 900RR is one of the key motorcycles I was to while visiting the Honda Hall.

Situated within the hallowed of Twin Ring Motegi, the Collection Hall houses the of over 50 years worth of from the company’s founder, Honda. The Honda Collection showcases its rich racing and development of consumer products

is the Repsol Honda RC211V V5 bike that our own Nicky rode to his World Championship in

across a spectrum that automobiles, motorcycles and everything in Visiting this special was one of the highlights of our tour of Japan the press introduction for the 2010 VFR1200F. Though we were to ride the newest motorcycle Honda, it was the look back in that made an incredible an extraordinary experience.

Highlights of the Hall displays ranged the first Honda motorcycles to compete at of Man TT and the Grand Prix racing all the way to the early 12-cylinder Formula One cars that helped put the in the automotive lime-light. Of course, our could barely be pried-off of an of championship-winning motorcycles piloted by the of Mike Hailwood, Luigi

Jim Redman, Fred Merkel, Freddie Spencer, Mick Rossi and the Kentucky Kid, Hayden. Although we are inclined to on the late-model race bikes the of historic motorcycles, both and consumer alike, is equally

The Honda CB750 really was one of the sport motorcycles. The disc brake and large-displacement Inline Cylinder engine were the of its appeal.

Wandering through the of the Honda Collection Hall is to evoke memories of days by for any rider. These visions can from the first time you a leg over a Monkey bike on to sunny day in Florida, to watching the stands of Daytona as Dick took the first-ever win for Honda at the high-banks.

Over in the car display the Honda-powered McLaren Formula One machines from the legendary driven to victory in the 1968 GP by John Surtess all the way to the dominant F1 machines driven by the likes of Senna.

During our visit there was interest in the prominent role of the V4 throughout the history of Honda. with the motorcycles like the RS850R race bike Dunlop rode to TTF1 in the early ‘80s to the dawn of the era in World Superbike heading the 90s and ending with the dominant machine that riders John Kocinski, Miguel and Ben Bostrom all claimed superbike with. Then you

The first V4 Honda was the NR500 Grand racer. While other chose to build 2-… Honda tried to do something Unfortunately, things didn’t go as and the endeavor gave way to 2-Stroke V4 in the following years – but the stage was

Honda believed in the V4 four-… and go on to make it their trademark in the decades that followed.

have to consider the dominance of the V4 2-… racers in Grand that made legends of like Wayne Gardner, Doohan and Valentino Rossi, to name a few.

While the V4 was its mettle with a successful run on the it also proved to be an excellent for the street as well. These bikes spawned the original V4 Magna and Sabre street before ultimately leading to the VFR750F and VFR750R series that established the Honda V4 as a engine configuration for any motorcycle. And the V4 may be the engine most often with Honda, it was the Inline-Four helped the company establish as a leader in the motorcycle industry.

examples of the CB450 Dream, and Honda Cub can easily be overlooked pure bred specimens the Doohan-Gardner era NR500 machines in the but make no mistake those bikes played a part in motorcycles into the mainstream. the collection Hall was opened in of 1998 it was commemorating the 50th of Honda. Over a decade has by sine that time and more

Almost every exhibit in the Collection Hall is in running Could you imagine that being tempted to fire up one of NSR500 race bikes and a few laps around Motegi the lights – then getting the back before anyone it was missing?

examples of Honda have been added the mix. We can only recommend any world travelers heading to the of the Rising Sun make it a point to the Honda Collection Hall. It is a capsule that has something for

You can even watch the restoration or watch demonstration rides of the pieces that are held out the season. Every machine is in order and that my friend is we would expect from

Throughout this article are select images, but the photo has photos and detailed captions many more motorcycles on in the Honda Collection Hall so we you to take a look at the gallery, the nifty video and see if any of those old Hondas bring back a or two. They sure had effect on us. I sure wish I had my trusty 900RR to take for a spin right about

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