1995 HONDA RC45 Endurance

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37 000 - 45 000 EUR

1995 HONDA RC45 Endurance

5th at 24h du Mans 2000
Large stock of parts
Prepared by Brancquart Compétition

Frame N° 2100139
No registration (Track use only)

Announced in 1994, Honda's RC45 had the challenging role of replacing the mythical RC30. Initially developed for the road, it rapidly found itself being used in competition, in topflight endurance racing. The RC45 shown here does indeed have a remarkable racing history. In 1999, carrying number 44, it was campaigned in the Bol d'Or by the Garcia brothers and Dunlop rider Jean-Philippe Guinand. Entered in the Superbike category by Team Sud Passion Décomania, it finished 6th overall and was the first Honda home. In 2000 it was entered in the Le Mans 24-hours, carrying number 14. Still owed by Team Sud Passion Décomania, it had the same three riders as in the Bol d'Or. Despite some minor problems with the battery and the lights, notably at the start of the race, the bike finished a fine 5th overall, being the first private entry home and the first RC45 behind Honda's new twin-cylinder VTR SP1 works racer.
Prepared by Lionel Brancquart of Brancquart Compétition, our featured machine has double injection, the full HRC ‘Endurance' pack and a reinforced Chaplain frame, along with Ölhins dampers front and rear. It will additionally be sold with a substantial amount of spares, including two 16.5in rear wheels, two ‘Endurance' pneumatic centre-stands, camshafts, valves, gearbox internals, brake discs and a titanium Termignoni exhaust. The bike's owner acquired this historic machine in 2010 and decided to have it repainted in official Honda colours. Soon to be homologated for historic competition, this exceptional RC45 has performance worthy of the name and is just begging to be let loose again on the track.
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