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HONDA'S 'OFF ROAD' RACE BIKES:

1981: THE 'NS750': Probably the strangest development of a modern era road motorcycle for competition purposes, the NS750 used the venerable CX500 twin 'shaftie' as the the donor motorcycle engine. The engine was turned through 90 degrees in the frame to allow for chain drive to the rear wheel. Incredibly Freddie Spencer competed on this motorcycle in AMA dirt track racing.

The staggering part of the 'design' was the placement of the carburettors and air filters, hanging out in the airstream. Then there was the matter of two miniature radiators!

The 1981 NS750 engine was a 750cc v-twin, liquid cooled with four valve OHV arrangement.

 

THE NS750, NOTE THE CARBURETTORS, AIR FILTERS, DEDICATED RADIATOR FOR EACH POT AND CHAIN DRIVE.

1984: THE 'RS750D': Powered by an XLV750R based engine, this motorcycle was specifically developed for American 'oval track' racing, the entire machine was set up for left turn only racing, including the foot pegs. The motorcycle was raced by USA Rider Bubba Shobert.

The 1984 RS750D engine was a 768.55cc v-twin, air cooled with four valve OHC arrangement, producing 100.5PS at 8,500rpm.

THE RS750D, NO FRONT BRAKE, DROPPED RHS FOOTPEG AND HUGE AIR FILTRATION

1989: THE 'NXR750': Gilles Lalay won the 1989 Paris-Dakar Rally on this motorcycle, and Honda motorcycles won the event a total of five times, four of which were in succession. Ultimately the motorcycle design was developed into the production Africa Twin motorcycle.

The 1989 NXR750 engine was a 779.1cc v-twin, liquid cooled with OHC, producing 75PS at 7,000rpm.

THE NXR750 PARIS-DAKAR RALLY WINNER

1992: THE 'XR600R' - BAJA: Based on the production XR600R, this motorcycle completed the gruelling 1,670 kilometres of desert racing along the Baja California Peninsula.

The 1992 XR600R-BAJA engine was a 676.7cc single cylinder air cooled OHC with radial valve head, producing 67PS at 7,500rpm.

THE XR600R BAJA

HONDA'S PRODUCTION BIKES, MOTORCYCLE MUSEUMS & SHOWS: Please select from the following pages:

 Honda Hall Racebikes Honda Hall Prod Bikes UK Bike Museum Sammy Miller Museum Beaulieu Bike Museum London Bike Museum A.R.E. Classic Bikes Solvang Bike Museum San Diego Bike Museum Petersen Bike Museum National Bike Museum Motor Racing Museum VJMC Rallies Club Laverda Concours Phil Irving Conc 2012 Aus Bike Shows

I LOVE NEW TECHNOLOGY, TABLETS, LAPTOPS, DIGITAL CAMERAS, MOBILE PHONES/WIRELESS BROADBAND, GPS, ETC.  ALL SO COOL AND 'PORTABLE'......


Copyright 2013   Derek J. Hanbidge,  (aka Deejay51),  all rights reserved.
Revised: August 25, 2013.

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