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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-11-2008, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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RC61 rumors

OK, I have to ask y'all. Has anyone heard the rumor that Honda is testing a 1200cc V-twin per the new WSBK regs? I've heard all kinds of rumors about the RC61, but no real dirt. I'd love to get some info on this thing. Imagine that: a 1200cc Duc hunter as light as a 1000RR!
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PUT ME ON THE LIST! I love my EVIL TWIN!

I'm still waiting for the second coming of the CBX as well, a high revving, Ferrari sounding, 6 cylinder Sport Tour with attitude. My original CBX has 57,000 miles, I might have to buy a low mileage spare!


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John,
Funny you should mention that. I stopped by the dealership to pick up my bike this morning an the had a CBX sitting there in the service area. Pretty bike. Don't know a thing about it other than it had 6 mean looking header pipes and the motor stuck out both side like one of those rediculous Boss-Hoss bikes. Looks fun! I hear rumors that the 61 will be a techno wonder like the $70k NR750. I pray the rumors are right. Can't wait to see/ride one.
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The CBX was the world's fastest production bike in 1979, they actually handled pretty good, considering the spaghetti thin front forks and undersized brakes.
Yep, they look like a chrome picket fence coming down the road at you, part of the appeal, for the aficionado. To me the CBX is the most challenging motorcycle I've ever worked on, syncing 6 carbs, adjusting 24 valves, but I love to wrench and it keeps my skills up. When tuned ride they run silky smooth, and pull very strong with a unique 6 cylinder howl!! When i first got the bike i would tell my friends above 7 grand the Samurai inside the engine literally scream!!! It's one of my Jay Leno collector pieces, but it gets ridden frequently because it is so comfortable, and smooth to ride, it is one of my keepers!

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That's pretty FUNNY, looks like my CBX ride with friends this past weekend. We tore up central Virginia. I put 600 miles on the CBX, and it's sitting in my garage right now in need of an oil change and good cleaning. CBX rally begins today in Luray, Virginia. I'm taking the RC 51 however, she's prepped and ready to tear up some more mountain passes. Have a good one, thanks for sharing,
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Nice videos and a great CBX.
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Yeah I wish Honda would come out with a new design v-twin sportbike.
The time is really ripe for it.

You've got Ducati with their line and now KTM with the RC8.
Ducati is coming out with all kinds of variation on the v-twin theme and continually expanding their customer base.
KTM's getting their foot in the door as well.
With the 1200cc WSBK rules, KTM will be joining Ducati in WSKB next year.

Ducati is redesigning their Testasretta engine. It will be a total redesign.
Rocking the cylinders back to make more of a V rather than an L layout.
Making the displacement a full 1200cc with 112mm bore and 56mm stroke for a 12,500 redline.
For race-spec engines, it will keep the demo valve train, but non race-spec engines will lose the demo and resort to mainstream valve train.
And they're ditching the cam drive belts and going to chains.
Radical for Ducati. But great for riders.

Honda's always loved the v-4 layout, so I'd expect a v-4 over a v-2 though.
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It would be nice to see a big v-4 finially realeased the interceptors are nice riding bikes just need a little more in the power department for my tastes.
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Well that's one rumor, a liter size Interceptor.
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