HondasFourStrokeRaceHistory1954-1981
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HONDA’S FOUR-STROKE RACE HISTORY 1954-1981

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HONDA’S FOUR-STROKE RACE HISTORY 1954-1981
WRITTEN BY JOEP KORTEKAAS

Published in 2010

There has never been a comprehensive history of Honda’s racing exploits, comprising both race results and the technical specifications (as far as they are known) of the works’ racers. This is remarkable, since the Honda racing machines’ impact on the Grand Prix racing of the 1960s has been profound. Their influence on the racing scene of the time and on the development of four-stroke engines-not only as regards motorcycles, but also on the Formula 1 car designs-was unlike anything before it. This book intends to give the reader a look back at those exciting days, with descriptions of some Honda works’ racers that have never been published in Western magazines or books before.

CONTENTS :
The early years
The “Golden Age”, 1959 – 1967
June 1959, Isle of Man
Copies ?
The 250 cc four
Early production racers
General information on Honda racing motorcycles
1960 – 1961 – 1962
1962 : Honda sidecar record
1963 – 1964 – 1965 – 1966 – 1967
1968 : Honda goodbey
The riders
A matter of handling
The RSC Hondas
Hondas at Daytona
1976 – 1977 – 1978 – 1979 – 1980 – 1981
The NR500 story
Appendix 1 : Ways to increase power
Appendix 2 : Inertia and pulsation effects
Appendix 3 : Honda Grand Prix results per year
Appendix 4 : Data of Honda racing motorcycles

The book is new, soft cover, 176 pages, English text.

ISBN : 978-1-4349-8083-4

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