What Bikes Used to Sound Like
Here is a link to a Honda Website that has nearly all of their early years of racing motorcycle soundbites listed. (Plus lots of others).
For those of you too young to know what a Honda 6 (RC166), sounded like, have a play around and imagine what those machines blasting around the mountain circuit sounded like.
For those of you who can remember them, ooh the nostalgia ……..
Here is a photograph of a rod & piston from a 250-6
Honda six-cylinder, flanked, facing forward, four-stroke, with two-shaft overhead valve distribution, gear-operated, and four valves per cylinder. Displacement 247.2 cc. (39 mm. x 34.5 mm.—250).
Transmission: Seven-speed block
Power: About 60 h.p. at 18,000
Maximum speed: Over 150 m.p.h.
Chassis: Double cradle, tubular, open below. Front and rear, telescopic suspension
Brakes: Front and rear, central drum, double cam
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