Honda VFR750R / RC30 (1987-1990)

“The legendary RC30 was first revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show in 1987, making its way to Europe in 1988. Limited to approximately 5,000 units worldwide, it was created to comply with the homologation rules required to compete in the newly formed World Superbike Championship.”


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Specifications

Engine

748 cc V4, liquid-cooled

Power

112 hp @ 11000 rpm (Japan: 77 hp @ 9500 rpm)

Power to weight ratio

54 HP/100kg (Japan: 38)

Torque

74 Nm @ 10500 rpm (Japan: 71 Nm @ 7000 rpm)

Torque to weight ratio

36 Nm/100kg (Japan: 35)

Transmission

– 6-speed, wet multi-plate hydraulic slipper clutch
– Chain final drive

Fuel Capacity

18 litres

Length

2045 mm

Width

700 mm

Height

1100 mm

Weight

208 kg wet (Japan: 201 kg wet)

Seat Height

785 mm

Suspension

– Front: 43 mm telescopic fork, fully adjustable, 120 mm travel
– Rear: mono-shock, fully adjustable, 130 mm travel

Tyres

– Front: 120/70-17
– Rear: 170/60-17

Brakes

– Front: 310 mm discs, 4-piston calipers
– Rear: 220 mm disc, 1-piston caliper

Instruments

– Analogue tachometer, speedometer, odometer, trip meter, engine temperature, clock

Other

– "Honda’s development engineers made maximum use of exotic materials like carbon fibre, Kevlar and magnesium throughout the bike."
– "Wheels and brakes featured quick release mountings"

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