2000 Cabin Honda VTR1000SPW vee-twin as ridden by Ukawa and Katoh to victory in the Suzuka 8 hours.

2000 Cabin Honda vee-twin as ridden by Ukawa and Katoh to victory in the Suzuka 8 hours.

Rocket Ron Haslam's ELF Honda 500cc racebike. Great engineering exercise; poor race machine.

Rocket Ron Haslam's ELF Honda 500cc racebike. Great engineering exercise; poor race machine.

Rossi's 2003 Championship winning 990cc RC211V that took 15 wins out of 16 races.

Rossi's 2003 Championship winning that took 15 wins out of 16 races.

Hub center steered front end on the NS500 engined ROC Honda.

Hub center steered front end on the engined ROC Honda.

The RC174 motorcycle with the 350cc six-cylinder double overhead cam motor that took Hailwood to victory in 7 out of 8 races.

The motorcycle with the six-cylinder double overhead cam motor that took Hailwood to victory in 7 out of 8 races.

Oval piston display showing the level of excellence that Honda are capable of.

Oval piston display showing the level of excellence that Honda are capable of. Designed by Shoichiro Irimajiri

2-stroke triple 500cc ridden by Freddie Spencer to victory at the 1982 Belgian and San Marino GPs. The following year he took the title.

2-stroke triple 500cc ridden by Freddie Spencer to victory at the 1982 Belgian and San Marino GPs. The following year he took the title.

Nicky's Championship winning RC211V MotoGP weapon. Last of the fire-breathing 990s; traction control was in your right wrist.

Last of the fire-breathing traction control was in your right wrist.

Spencer's 500 next to the 250... twin Championships in one season. THAT won't happen again.

Spencer's 500 next to the twin Championships in one season. THAT won't happen again.

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