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1959 Honda RC160 Pictures

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35hp/ 14000rpm unfortunately I can not upload the sound of this bike.
Photo taken last year in Honda Hall of Fame in the Motegi Museum.

Thanks to Jan Frederik Butenschoen for these pictures.

  • Manufacturer: HONDA
  • Model: RC 160
  • Engine: 249cc 4/4
  • Year: 1959
  • Decade: 1950s
  • Machine Type: Race

2 Responses to “1959 Honda RC160”

  1. What a romantic eara of motorcycling, the new age had just began. If my memory serves me it was Tadaguchi who rode the RC160, please correct me if i am wrong!!

  2. Jan Fred Butenschoen on July 19, 2012 @ 4:34 pm

    This No 163 was rode from Sadao Shimazaki. This information was from Honda Motegi museum, but probably you are right, because Honda brought 5 of this RC 160 racers to competition, at first 1959 to the All-Japan Motorcycle Endurance race at Mt Asama.

    See the attached pics and kind regards

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