Thursday, October 8, 2009

Jewel Of The Orient

If the devil rode a motorcycle it would undoubtedly have been the Honda RC 166. This Oriental masterpiece annihilated the competition to win 10 out of 10 races in its first season in 1966 and clinch the world title for Honda. The almost miniature size of the motorcycle, with its 250cc 6 cylinder motor, belied its top speed of over 150 mph. At 18,000 rpm the ear splitting howl emitted from its six megaphone exhausts was enough to terrify small children and send senior citizens into cardiac arrest.

Perhaps Honda should have named it the
RC 666.


  1. The engine was only 14 inches wide, too!

    Ran into you blog- your writing is fantastic. Sweet assortment of images.

  2. Thanks for the kind words. Hope you enjoy it.