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|09-27-2016 12:19 PM|
Allow me to muddy the waters a tad more. On the parts lookup, the RC51 is listed as VTR1000SP...not RVT or RC
Honda has so many different model designations for different listings it's enough to drive you friggin' nuts. Current ATV's have the consumer website (Honda.ca is often different from Honda.com too) version of descriptions, what's on the dealer website in wholegoods/dealer price lists, what's on the dealer unit locator, and different again on the parts lookup.
|09-20-2016 04:23 PM|
Originally Posted by RVT Dude View Post
|09-28-2015 06:28 PM|
In reference to limited production bikes of recent years, anyone remember the Rune? There's no way anyone didn't know that it wasn't going to sell.
And as far as the naming goes, it's just honda and HRC's naming scheme. Race bikes don't need to go to the marketing department for a name makeover before people will buy them. Heck, if you think about it, nearly no bikes have names now, but back on the 90's, it was standard operating procedure for most companies. To us we had bikes like the hurricane, blackbird, katana, hayabusa, marauder, super hawk, and so on. The engineers just had cbr1100xx, gsx600f, vtr1000 and so on. although from the looks of things, the engineers were right. Cbr600rr doesn't have any ring to it.....or any comfort or torque for that matter, but I digress. New bikes sell just as well without some new stupid name that means shark in a language that we don't speak.
|11-01-2011 04:26 PM|
Originally Posted by jondog9 View Post
It just seems to be their internal project coding, much like E30/36/46/90/92 for the BMW 3-series and E34/39/60 for the 5-series.
|11-01-2011 03:28 PM|
Originally Posted by Crarrs View Post
|11-01-2011 03:17 PM|
I always thought RC stood for Race or Racing Configuration???
RVT= Racing V-Twin
|11-01-2011 03:09 PM|
Originally Posted by TNRC51 View Post
I could probably verify this with some digging....
EDIT: The plot thickens.....
|11-01-2011 01:31 PM|
This would be a return of the VFR1000R. I came within a breath of buying a VFR1000R back in the 80s. Still regret not pulling the trigger on it. It was an 84 model still in the dealers showroom late in 85. I could have gotten a deal too.
|11-01-2011 12:40 PM|
I wouldn't hold your breath gentlemen. The rumors about another v-twin sportbike from Honda have been around for almost a decade. The problem is that there is no class for it to compete in that the CBR doesn't already. CBR's are cheaper to produce and will always sell better in numbers.
Don't even think that it might be a limited edition bike either. When was the last time Honda released a limited run bike? The RC45 or NR750 come to mind.
|11-01-2011 11:24 AM|
|rkwallace||Not that I'll ever have the money on my salary but that would be absolutely AWESOME! The notion of an RC a decade later with all that updated chassis design and suspension would bring to the table is extraordinary. Maybe in 2025 I'll be able to pick up a used model with 9000 on the clocks and wish I could afford the new RC68.|
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