|Honda RC162 '61|
|Appears in||Tourist Trophy|
|Max Power||40 BHP|
|Max Torque||15.2 lb-ft|
|Weight||126 kg (280 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||3.15 kg (6.9 lb) per horsepower|
The Honda RC162 was raced in the 1961 GP series. As with the previous 2RC143 racing bike, the spine frame was replaced by a new, open double loop type. The frame tubes do not have the same diameter throughout where, they taper out to a larger diameter at the steering head for increased strength and rigidity.
The engine was further developed and although compression ratio (10.5:1), valve angles (36 degrees inlet, 40 degrees exhaust) and bore and stroke (44 x 41 mm) are still the same, it now delivers, according to Honda, over 40 BHP at 14,000rpm. The cylinders are inclined 30 degrees, and the engine is 80 mm narrower, and to improve aerodynamics it is no longer equipped with a wet sump – the oil is now carried in a tank under the seat.
- This bike can be acquired by winning the TT Classic Series.