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Segment: Sport / Super Sport

Even if it was produced for only one year, the 1959 model of the Honda sport bike RC 160 was able to reach a top speed of 200 km/h, mostly thanks to its four-valve engine which developed 35 horsepower at 14000 rpm.
HONDA RC 160 1959 - 1960
HONDA RC 160 (1959 - 1960)

HONDA RC 160 249

engine specs
Type
Air-cooled four-stroke parallel four-cylinder
Displacement
249 cm3
Bore X Stroke
1.7x1.6 in OR 43 mm
Compression Ratio
-
Horsepower
35/14000 KW(hp)/RPM
Torque
14.5/12000 lb-ft/RPM OR 20/12000 Nm/RPM
Fuel System
21mm Keihin caburetor
transmission specs
Gearbox
5 Speed
Clutch
Dry multi-plate
Primary Drive
-
Final Drive
Chain
chassis specs
Frame
Diamond
Front Suspension
Swing arm
Rear Suspension
-
Front Brake
Drum
Rear Brake
Drum
dimension specs
Overall Length
-
Overall Width
-
Seat Height
-
Weelbase
-
Ground Clearance
-
Weight
273 lbs OR 124 kg
Fuel Capacity
-
tyres specs
Front
-
Rear
-
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