these pages there are some very trick Honda's. Some of them have
never been seen before. American Honda's Dave Arnold has
provided some insight to these unbelievable bikes. Photos
provided by Isamu Shiohata.
1 & 2_1980
RC250MT twin cylinder with Ribi forks
- Never raced
outside of Japan.
twin cylinder with conventional forks
- Never raced outside of Japan.
cylinder - Similar to the ones raced in the US.
- This bike is different to the ones races in the US. Note the
tank and radiator shrouds.
bike is very similar to the ones that were raced in the US.
the rotary valve on top of the motor. This featured two
rotary disks that simultaneously varied the intake and exhaust timing as the
RPM changed. This
bike was tested in the US but was only raced in Japan
bike featured an electronic power-valve. This bike is very
similar to the ones that were raced in the US.
- This is a full works 125. It was never raced in the US due to
the production rule.
- This is
just like Rick Johnson's Championship MX and SX bike.