Nowadays when you hear someone talk about a 250cc motorcycle, your mind turns to the Kawasaki Ninja 250r, or perhaps an Aprilia RS250. I In 1966 Honda produced a 250cc race bike for the Isle of Mann TT titled the Honda RC166. 250cc isn’t the type of engine capacity that gets many riders excited but when you start listing some of the RC166’s specs such as its six cylinder engine, 6 independent carbs, 64hp and 7 speed gearbox that is capable of 18,000 RPM, things get a little more interesting. And then of course you hear it running…
In England Replicas of this bike were selling for around £250,000. If I’d had that kind of money, I’d have been first in the queue. It is far more than JUST a bike.