The complete story of the legenday Honda V4 motorcycles and the four-stroke engine design that gave them the name. Including full production histories, comprehensive specification details and over 250 colour illustration, the book covers design and development of the first Honda V4, the oval piston NR500, and the VF road models from 1982-1988. Also covered: the iconic sport touring bikes, the VFR750, VFR800 and VFR1200F; the worldwide racing success for Honda Racing Corporation's RC30; the 1990 Pan European/ST1100, with its longitudinal V4 engine, and the 2002 ST1300; Honda V4s in MotoGP; details of the 2014 VFR800 and CTX1300 cruiser and finally, owners' experiences and insight from those who worked in the industry. Fully illustrated with 256 colour photographs and comprehensive specification details.to a dynamometer: 105bhp at the rear wheel (116 claimed at the crank) led to some impressive standingstart quartermile times, despite a claimed dry weight of 246kg (545lb). ... hired drag racer a#39;PeeWeea#39; Gleason to ride a standard V65 at Southern Californiaa#39;s Orange County Raceway on 3 October 1982. ... At last, Honda had the big American hit they had been looking for ever since the first CB750 Four.
|Publisher||:||Crowood - 2014-06-30|