Okay, I am not really keen on Hondas. This manufacturer has always
made blend road bikes as far as I am concerned (The CBR hype never
affected me), except from few exceptions:
the RC30 750 (NC30 for the 400) and this SP-1 (Also called
On the other hand Honda's known for quality built production bikes,
and a very strong RD innovations (cam gear train, dual CBS braking
While the performance of this bike is not up to the price it is
sold for, it is still the first V-twin to win a major Endurance
race (Le Mans 2000) when this fact was always thought impossible
due to the lack of reliability (and power against the big 4 cylinders
of the opposition) produced by big V-twins during racing.
This is a great looking bike and I did notice it straight away when
showed for the first time in the Paris motorcycle fair in 1999.
Here it is...
Liquid cooled 4 stroke 8 valve DOHC 90 V-Twin
100 x 63.6mm
136 Bhp @9000 rpm
L x W x H 2023 x 679 x 1118
120/70 ZR17/190/50 ZR17