Hot Wheels: 1990 Honda VFR750R/RC30

Honda engineers started with a race bike and developed it into the street-legal RC30, the closest something can get to a production racer for the street.

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by Jeff Barger
Honda’s entry into WSBK was with the VFR750R, otherwise known by its factory designation, RC30.

Engine: 748cc liquid-cooled DOHC 16-valve 90-degree V4, 70mm x 48.6mm bore and stroke, 11:1 compression ratio, 86hp @ 11,500rpm at rear wheel (period test)
Top speed: 153mph (period test)
Carburetion: Four 38mm CV Keihin
Transmission: 6-speed, chain final drive
Electrics: 12v, electronic ignition

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