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I watched the Honda 6 cylinder 250 race several times. It had the best sound of any motorcycle. This is the best video I have found - turn up the sound!
 

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NICE!! I read somewhere that Hailwoods 6 turned 24,000 rpm. the tach on the video showed 17 I think. but with super small pistons and valves the 24,000 does not seem unlikely.
A yamaha dealer told me that one of the current 600cc models turned 16 or 17 thousand rpms, and this is a street bike.

would you believe 2,400 rpms?
 

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Ok, I was wrong. It was a 125cc five cylinder that turned 24,000 rpm. I read it in a bike mag. a long time ago.
Here is the bike


I think I meant 2,400 rpm
 

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There was a long article in one of the mags awhile back about the Honda 6-cyl RC166 250cc racing bike. One of the things I remember is that the crankshaft was so long and fragile that it would bend (and be useless) if you picked it up wrong.
 

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Pretty sure this in not a 250 but the dealership that I just bought my CBR from is a collector of vintage bikes and has some nice old Honda's throughout the showroom.

We had a small conversation questioning why Honda has not come out with a 'new' cafe racer retro. Not sure about the CB400, but I think Honda could sell a lot of something like a Tu250.

 

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Pretty sure this in not a 250 but the dealership that I just bought my CBR from is a collector of vintage bikes and has some nice old Honda's throughout the showroom.

We had a small conversation questioning why Honda has not come out with a 'new' cafe racer retro. Not sure about the CB400, but I think Honda could sell a lot of something like a Tu250.

It is a Honda S90. A kid at school my high school had a shiny new one; that was about 1970. In the early '80's the Thai government provided me with one for work. It was ok for my needs (70% on unsealed road), and ok on it's day. However, already over 12 years old and much abused, it was no longer very reliable.

In Japan, you could see the neighbourhood police getting around on something similar (probably an up dated version of the same) when I was there 10 years ago.
 
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