Saturday, April 7, 2007

Vintage 2004: Honda Dream 50R.

"Is it possible to have exotic and affordable in the same machine? Then check out the all-new Honda Dream 50R. A replica of Honda's original Dream, this track-use-only, limited-issue HRC machine, featuring a high-performance, four-valve, four-stroke engine, is the perfect collector's item for race fans everywhere."


"In 1962, Honda stunned the racing world by displaying its first 50cc-class works machine, the RC110. A commercially available model of the RC110 was also introduced at the same time under the name CR110 Cub Racing, and its domestic sales started in June 1962.

The single-cylinder CR110 featured a high-tech gear-driven camshaft, DOHC, and four valves. This amazing little motorcycle had a 10:3.1 compression ratio and would rev to 13,500 rpm. It also employed a dry clutch and eight-speed gearbox.

A second racing version, designated the RC111, aimed specifically at competing at the Isle of Man. It revved to 16,000 rpm and could approach 90 mph.

Now the Dream 50R commemorates Honda's early racing history and the dream Mr. Honda had for international competition."
What a lovely little bike, its almost insect like in its size and form, and would most likely barely cast a shadow....

1 comment:

paultard said...

Thats beautiful. Thanks for posting it.
Imagine the sound of a four valve, 50cc bike screaming at 15,000 rpm!
I'm thinking F1 type music.