Reader Ride – 1973 Honda RC166 Replica

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One of the greatest Honda 2-wheelers of all time, the RC166 won every race in the ’66 World Championship, won the Isle of Man TT, and was an absolute legend that was piloted by Mike Hailwood. It had a inline-6 250cc engine with a 7 speed transmission, and as you might expect, it’s nearly impossible to get your hands on the real thing. With that in mind, here’s your chance to get a beautiful replica based on a 1973 Honda CB350F.

Honda RC166 Replica - Tank

For more on the real deal RC166, check out this great write-up from Petrolicious. And without losing the plot too much, I insist you watch this video to hear what the RC166 was like – make sure you watch to the end!

Honda RC166 Replica - Cockpit

This specific Honda RC166 Replica was built by reader Greg Z., who’s letting this bike go because it “turned out too beautiful to ride”, so he’s looking to sell it and buy a rider. It’s had a fresh engine-out mechanical and cosmetic restoration, where everything is new except the frame, engine, wheel hubs and triple trees. It has a lovely Airtech fairing, a clean title, and 14,538 (less than 100 miles since the restoration), and no speedo. If only you could get the six exhaust pipe system on this bike! No production four cylinder is going to rival the real thing in terms of sound, but this bike is no slouch (skip to about a minute in):

Honda RC166 Replica - Engine

Find this Honda RC166 Replica for sale in Chagrin Falls, Ohio with an opening bid of $7,400

Honda RC166 Replica - Right Side

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