Honda’s Race History — 1967 and 1968

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Honda RC166 250

This will be, for the time Honda’s last year in Prix racing. They out of 50 and 125 cc racing at the end of 1966 and, at the end of the season, Honda withdraws the other three classes. have achieved what set out to do: from a totally obscure and company at the start of 1960, have become the biggest and known motorcycle manufacturer in the

Yet, the decision comes – Hailwood and Bryans have signed their contracts for Moreover, there are rumours new, exciting racers – a 50 cc a 125 cc six cylinder and a V8 for the 250 cc class.

Suzuki also stops at the end of the and Yamaha follows one year

In the 250 cc there is a fierce, ongoing between Read and Ivy on the Yamaha and Hailwood and Bryans on the Honda a battle that’s only in the last race of the season. The have been improved and are and more powerful, they now some 5 horses more the Honda six. This is by the fabulous riding of Hailwood, but on fast circuits, such as and Monza, the Yamahas have the because of their superior

During 1966, Mike had complaining about the roadholding and of the fours, and Honda decide to the 250 cc six, about which had no complaints, to give him a new weapon for the 350 cc With more power the four and nearly 20 kg less the combination Hailwood and Honda six is so that Hailwood wins the by winning the first five and then hands the bike to Ralph Bryans, who gathers points during the rest of the to end up third in the world championship.

Agostini is second with the MV. The title goes to Honda, of MV Agusta, MZ, Aermacchi and Benelli.

Honda RC166 250

The battle in the 500 cc class is between and Giacomo Agostini with the MV. complains, that he has to fight two Ago and his Honda, which, although it has a engine, has very bad road At the end of the season, both riders the same number of points and have 5 wins; Hailwood has two placings, but Agostini has three and so becomes world champion, Hailwood second and John (Matchless) third.


The RC166 of 1967 is the bike as the one of the previous season, the difference being an increase in now 62 bhp at 17,000 rpm.

Image is probably one of the most famous pictures ever – it shows at Clermont-Ferrand, leaning to the limit.

Honda RC166 250
Honda RC166 250
Honda RC166 250
Honda RC166 250

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