2002 RC51 Development Story

2002 Honda RC51Torrance, Calif. 09/01/2003 --

The long-standing truism that racing improves the breed serves as the perfect watchword for Honda's RC51(TM). How so? In the year 2000, Honda unveiled the RC51 as a purpose-built racing platform designed to battle in Superbike competition the world over.

And what a magnificent racing platform the RC51 turned out to be. Honda's remarkable V-twin took the 2000 race season by storm. In the able hands of Texan Colin Edwards, the RC51 captured the World Superbike Championship in its first season, while on the homefront 19-year-old Nicky Hayden finished the 2000 season a paltry six points short of the AMA Superbike Championship. These race track successes carried on into the 2001 season, where the RC51 continued its winning ways. The highlight of the year belonged to Nicky Hayden, who closed out the AMA Superbike season by winning four consecutive races in devastating fashion.

2006 Honda RC51 Specifications

Torrance, Calif. 09/07/2005 --

2006 Honda RC 51

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Honda RC51Torrance, Calif. 09/07/2005 --

With World and National championships to its credit, the 133-horsepower V-twin RC51 has an unparalleled pedigree.

Features & Benefits

New for 2006

* New silver Honda wing on fuel tank.

Unique features

* Prodigious power is produced across a broad rpm band, peaking with 133 bhp at 10,000 rpm and 71 lb./ft. of torque at 8000 rpm in street-legal trim.
* Large, 62mm fuel injection throttle bodies inspired by HRC's championship works racers.

Honda Superhawk Pricing

Torrance, Ca. 02/07/2005 --

Model: RVT1000R
Engine Type: 999cc liquid-cooled 90° V-twin
Bore and Stroke: 100mm x 63.6mm
Compression Ratio: 10.8:1
Valve Train: DOHC; four valves per cylinder
Model Name 2005 Model Color Suggested Retail Price*
Superhawk VTR1000F5 Titanium $9,299.00

Prices are subject to change without notice.

*The unit price a dealer actually charges and the method of computing same are
at the discretion of the individual dealer.

Honda Superhawk

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Honda SuperhawkTorrance, Calif. 09/08/2004 --

It's the V-twin sport bike that takes high performance into the realm of the long haul: Honda's Super Hawk.

Features & Benefits

New for 2005

* New Titanium color.
* Silver-painted wheels.

Engine/Drivetrain

* 996cc DOHC eight-valve 90° V-twin engine features identical 180° reversed heads and chain-driven camshafts.
* Horizontally split crankcase incorporates swingarm pivot and Pro-Link(r) bracket mounts at rear.

Honda Interceptor (ABS)

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Torrance, Calif. 09/07/2005 --

The enduring Interceptor boasts a host of changes for 2006, including a revamped VTEC system and a plethora of styling upgrades.

Features & Benefits

New for 2006

* New ECU mapping engages VTEC at 6400 rpm to better match the four-valve power curve, producing a smoother power transition.
* New clear turn signal lenses front and rear provide a high-tech look.
* New gradient on windshield for cleaner, sharper styling.
* Styling on tachometer face makes numbers easier to read.

Honda ST 1300 (ABS)

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Torrance, Calif. 09/07/2005 --

Unparalleled in the world of sport touring, the ST1300 combines long-distance comfort with superlative performance and excellent handling.

Features & Benefits

New for 2006

* Available in Black.

Unique features

* Powerful, liquid-cooled 1261cc longitudinally mounted V-4 engine produces 125 bhp at 8000 rpm and 85 lb./ft. of torque at 6000 rpm for effortless acceleration and passing power.
* The 2006 ST1300 meets the California Air Resources Board (CARB) 2008 emissions standards.

Honda Golden Wing

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Torrance, Calif. 09/07/2005 --

The 2006 Honda Gold Wing elevates luxury motorcycling to a higher plane with the advent of satellite navigation, 80-watt per channel premium audio, a cold-weather comfort package and coming soon, an industry-first fully integrated rider airbag.

Features & Benefits

New for 2006

* Honda Satellite Linked Navigation System(TM)
* Fully integrated navigation system with color screen.
* Complete United States and Canada mapping with points of interest installed.

Honda CRF 450 X

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Honda CRF450X MotorcycleTorrance, Calif. 09/07/2005 --

With numerous magazine accolades and roaring approval from riders coast-to-coast, the electric-start CRF450X is the favorite big-bore off-road machine for racers and weekend warriors alike.

Features & Benefits

New for 2006

* Race Team-inspired graphics.

Unique features

* Electric-start system for easy starting in all conditions.
* California model meets California Air Resources Board (CARB) emission standards.

Honda CRF 250 R

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Torrance, Calif. 09/07/2005 --

CRF250R

Honda innovation scores once again as the 2006 CRF250R boasts a unique dual-muffler exhaust system to improve handling and power.

Features & Benefits

New for 2006

* New dual-muffler exhaust system centralizes mass and reduces turning inertia to improve the lightweight feel of the bike.
* Dual-muffler exhaust system also increases low-rpm torque.
* New piston shape increases mid- and high-rpm power.
* New thinner piston ring for reduced engine friction.