1992 HONDA RS 250 R SPL

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22 000 - 27 000 EUR
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Result : 25 080 EUR

1992 HONDA RS 250 R SPL

Private-entrant competition specification
Rare and very exclusive
SPL igntion kit fitted

Frame N° 9220023
No registration (Track use only)

Developed in 1984 by Honda, the RS 250 R was built specifically for racing in the 250cc class of the Motorcycle World Championship.
Powered by a vee-twin developing 82bhp at 11,500rpm, it was only for private entrants, the works teams using the RS 250 RW and NSR 250.
In 1992 Honda announced a new RS 250 R which would only be produced for a year, with just a handful being made. The bike presented here is one of these rare Type NF5s to have survived in original order to this day. The design features a reversed front fork, twin swinging arms and three-spoke APOMA magnesium wheels. This particular example has the SPL ignition kit which gives extra performance by allowing the engine to rev safely to 12,700rpm. This was exactly the specification of Jean-Michel Bayle's Honda as ridden at Magny-Cours in the 1992 French Motorcycle Grand Prix, and the bike also has the same emblematic Rothmans livery.
In the collection of a knowlegeable enthusiast, the Honda has participated in historic racing in recent years before being displayed in the owner's sitting room. It will be sold with all the period technical information specific to this exclusive model, and is ready to take to the track again.
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