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Honda RVT 1000 R / RC 51
Honda RVT 1000 R / RC 51

Honda RC51


and chassis [ edit ]

The engine is a dual overhead cam V-twin with two fuel injectors and valves per cylinder. Power is to the rear wheel by a close-ratio, transmission. The chassis is constructed aluminium alloy. being a design. [ 1 ]

History [ edit ]

The was designed as the motorcycle to be used by ‘s racing teams in the World Championship. [ 2 ] The 2000–2001 are designated SP1, while the models are designated SP2 (the having updated fuel and suspension systems).

1988–2002 In 1988, new rules in racing allowed V-twin up to 999cc to compete. Prior to the change, 750cc four-cylinder were the dominant force in based competition. During the two years of the World Superbike Honda won the series with RC30. powered by a 750cm 3

In 1990, however, Raymond secured Ducati ‘s world title aboard the 851. Throughout the next 11 Ducati would go on to win 8 World Championships with their (Honda won two and Kawasaki just [ 2 ]

Honda was unable to win consistently, because of rival V-twins’ advantage over Honda’s In 2000 Honda released the powered by a 999cc liquid-cooled engine. That year, it won the Superbike Championship with Edwards riding for the Castrol In 2001, Ducati regained the but the RC51 was still a contender superior reliability with speed and power.

Honda RVT 1000 R / RC 51
Honda RVT 1000 R / RC 51

The RC51 won again in its final of factory-supported racing in World in 2002 and that same also captured the AMA Superbike with Nicky Hayden. had taken the lessons learned in the first season, producing the for 2002. A stronger, more frame and swingarm were to the WSB race bike parts and modifications boosted peak by 3kW (4bhp) and cut weight by 5kg (11lb).

Factory specifications for road SP-2s (sourced from were 133bhp with a top of 170mph. The factory racing RC51 was said to put out 185bhp or

2003–present Honda stopped support for superbike racing in (though some teams had factory support) and as superbike changed to allow 1000cc bikes the RC51 was replaced by the Fireblade as the Honda superbike In 2004, Honda released the Hayden special edition, differed from previous in that it had a brushed aluminum and swing arm, a sticker and white number plates on the upper fairing and tail 2003 was the first year Honda made improvements to the bringing in a stronger and much swing arm.

Notes [ edit ]

References [ ]

Mitchel, Doug; Earnest, (2005). Honda motorcycles: specs . Iola, WI: KP Books, A of F+W Publications. ISBN 0-87349-966-2. uses deprecated parameters )

Honda RVT 1000 R / RC 51
Honda RVT 1000 R / RC 51
Honda RVT 1000 R / RC 51
Honda RVT 1000 R / RC 51
Honda RVT 1000 R / RC 51

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