Honda’s legendary RC166 was without a doubt an incredible achievement in engineering. Although its 250cc engine capacity may not impress some, I can assure you that its performance was awe inspiring. The RC166 boasted 6 tiny cylinders fed by 6 individual carburettors. At the opposing side of the cylinders 6 exhaust headers wound their way back to individual mufflers that screamed the RC166’s ear-shattering symphony. The tiny powerhouse produced an incredible 65bhp and would rev well beyond 18,000rpm. Weighing in at only 145kg and being piloted by the legendary Mike Haliwood, Honda dominated the 1966 and 1967 GP and the RC166 became a thing of legend.
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