April 18, 2024

2002 RC211V was the first version of the RC211V, and it was introduced for the 2002 season. The 2002 RC211V was powered by a 990cc V5 engine that produced around 240 horsepower at 16,500 rpm

The Honda RC211V is a motorcycle racing motorcycle developed by Honda Racing Corporation to race in the MotoGP series. It is a large displacement V5 engine motorcycle, designed to meet the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) Grand Prix motorcycle racing regulations, which stipulate that all entries must be derived from a production motorcycle. The RC211V was used by the Repsol Honda team and other satellite teams in the MotoGP class from 2002 to 2006. It had great success in racing, winning numerous MotoGP titles, including three consecutive riders’ championships with Valentino Rossi in 2002, 2003, and 2004, and one constructors’ championship in 2002.

The Honda RC211V is powered by a 990cc V5 engine that produces around 240 horsepower at 16,500 rpm. The engine features titanium valves, a four-stroke design, and a six-speed transmission. The motorcycle also has a unique suspension system that allows for adjustable preload, compression, and rebound damping, as well as adjustable ride height. The RC211V has a top speed of around 350 km/h (217 mph) and can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just over three seconds. It was a highly advanced motorcycle for its time and helped Honda dominate the MotoGP series in the early 2000s.

It was the second version of the RC211V, and it was introduced for the 2003 season. The 2003 RC211V was similar to the 2002 model, with a 990cc V5 engine that produced around 240 horsepower at 16,500 rpm. The 2003 RC211V continued the success of the 2002 model, winning numerous MotoGP titles, including the riders’ championship with Valentino Rossi.

The V5 engine configuration is rare in motorcycle racing, with most bikes using inline-four or V4 engines. The RC211V’s V5 engine has five cylinders arranged in a V configuration, with two cylinders on the top and three cylinders on the bottom. The engine has titanium valves and a four-stroke design, and it is capable of revving up to 18,000 rpm. The V5 engine is known for its smooth power delivery and strong top-end performance. 

the RC211V is a relatively light motorcycle for a race bike, with a dry weight of around 155 kg (342 lbs). This weight includes the weight of the motorcycle itself, as well as the rider and all necessary racing equipment, such as the fuel tank, tires, and brake pads.

2004 RC211V

It was the fourth version of the RC211V, and it was introduced for the 2005 season. The 2005 RC211V had a strong season, with rider Dani Pedrosa finishing as the runner-up in the riders’ championship

It was the final version of the RC211V, as it was replaced by the Honda RC212V for the 2007 season. The 2006 RC211V had a strong season, with rider Nicky hayden finishing as the champion in the riders’ championship.

The Honda RC211V was raced by a number of riders in the MotoGP series, including some of the most successful and talented riders in the history of motorcycle racing. Some of the notable riders who raced the RC211V include:

  • Valentino Rossi: Rossi is one of the most successful and popular riders in the history of MotoGP, and he won three consecutive riders’ championships with the RC211V in 2002, 2003, and 2004.
  • Max Biaggi: Biaggi is a former MotoGP rider who raced the RC211V for the Repsol Honda team in 2002 and 2003.
  • Nicky Hayden: Hayden is a former MotoGP rider who raced the RC211V for the Repsol Honda team in 2003, 2004 and 2006.
  • Sete Gibernau: Gibernau is a former MotoGP rider who raced the RC211V for the Repsol Honda team in 2004 and 2005.
  • Dani Pedrosa: Pedrosa is a former MotoGP rider who raced the RC211V for the Repsol Honda team in 2005 and 2006.
These are just a few examples, and there were many other riders who raced the RC211V over the years for the satelite team.

2003 2004 2005 2006
Length 2.050 mm (80,7 in)
Width 600 mm (23,6 in) 645 mm (25,4 in)
Height 1.130 mm (44,5 in)
Wheelbase 1.440 mm (56,7 in)
Road clearance 130 mm (5,1 in)
Weight around 148 kg (326 pon)
Engine type water-cooled, four-stroke, DOHC 4 Valve, V-5
Displacement 990 cc (60 cu in)
Max power 240 PS 256 PS
Frame type Twin-spar
Front wheel 17 in (43 cm) 165 in (419 cm)
Rear wheel 165 in (419 cm)
Front suspension Telescopic
Rear suspension Unit Pro-Link New Unit Pro-Link
Fuel capacity 24 L (5,3 imp gal; 6,3 US gal) 22 L (4,8 imp gal; 5,8 US gal)

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