> Honda NR750
The first Honda NR750 was an endurance racer at Le Mans in 1987. The
bike failed to finish, but during its time on track it proved to be
extremely fast, and had the added advantage of a useful wide powerband.
The race version weighed in at just 145kg and the remarkable engine
The road-going version of the Honda NR750 which appeared afterward
was a superbike well ahead of its time, and only around 200 NR750's
were ever manufactured.
The complex engine used unique oval pistons in a V-four layout, and
in each of the NR750's cylinders were two conrods, four inlet valves,
four exhaust valves, two spark plugs and two fuel injectors.
The Honda NR750's chassis featured a single sided swingarm and upside-down
Honda's forward thinking design team gave the NR750 a range of groundbreaking
styling features including, front indicators integrated into mirrors,
twin exposed side mounted radiators, underseat exhaust and a louvered
swooping fairing constructed from carbon
fiber with a one piece tail unit. The rider was protected from
the wind by a titanium tinted windscreen.
The NR750 Also featured a digital dash display coupled with more common
analog clocks beneath.
A tuned and much lightened NR750 broke several speed records including
the flying kilometer, flying mile, standing start mile and 10km record.
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|Year of specifications
||748 cc, V-four
||125 hp @ 14,000 rpm
||223 kg / 492 lb
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