Honda RC series

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Although there is, strictly speaking, no Honda RC Series, the RC name has had a long and storied connection with both production and racing Honda motorcycles. The RC prefix has long been associated with racing motorcycles manufactured by the Honda Racing Corporation (HRC), a subsidiary of the Honda Motor Co., Ltd. of Japan. Stretching from Honda's entry onto the motorcycle grand prix stage in 1959 to the present day, HRC-built racing motorcycles have been designated with RC-prefixes.

In the late 1980s Honda began to enter its production motorcycles in Superbike racing, or production-based, racing series, such as the new FIM Superbike World Championship. The most successful of these was the VFR750R, which eventually became better known by its Model Number, RC30. Since at least the late 1970s production Honda motorcycles have been given Model Numbers corresponding to the displacement category into which their engines fell, and the VFR750R was the 30th production Honda motorcycle model with an engine displacement between 650cc and 899cc. Similarly, the Honda RVF750R is also known by the designation RC45. However, the RC45's replacement, the VTR1000 SP-1 (Model Number: SC45) was marketed under the name RC51, but only in the United States.

Honda Racing Motorcycles
Model Model years Engine Configuration Engine Displacement
Honda RC711958Twin247.33cc
Honda RC1101962Single49.00cc
Honda RC1111962Single49.99cc
Honda RC1121962Twin49.61cc
Honda RC1131963Twin49.61cc
Honda RC1141964Twin49.61cc
Honda 2RC11419?????cc
Honda RC1151965Twin49.75cc
Honda RC1161966Twin49.77cc
Honda RC1421959Twin124.68cc
Honda RC1431960Twin124.68cc
Honda 2RC1431961Twin124.68cc
Honda RC1441961Twin124.69cc
Honda RC1451962Twin124.68cc
Honda RC1461963Inline-4123.15cc
Honda 2RC1461964Inline-4123.15cc
Honda 4RC1461965Inline-4123.15cc
Honda RC1481965Inline-5124.02cc
Honda RC1491966Inline-5124.42cc
Honda RC1601959Inline-4249.37cc
Honda RC1611960Inline-4249.37cc
Honda RC1621961Inline-4249.37cc
Honda RC1631962Inline-4249.37cc
Honda RC1641963Inline-4249.3cc
Honda 3RC1641964Inline-6247.43cc
Honda 3RC1641965Inline-6247.28cc
Honda RC1651965Inline-6247.28cc
Honda RC1661966Inline-6249.42cc
Honda RC1711962Inline-4339.43cc
Honda RC1741967Inline-6297.06cc
Honda RC1811967Inline-4499.6cc
Honda RCB10001976Inline-4997.48cc
RC211V2001-2006V-5990cc
RC212V2007-presentV-4800cc


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