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This is the category for Honda RC series of race bikes.

Although there is, strictly speaking, no Honda RC Series, the RC name has had a long and storied connection with both production and racing Honda motorcycles. The RC prefix has long been associated with racing motorcycles manufactured by the Honda Racing Corporation (HRC), a subsidiary of the Honda Motor Co., Ltd. of Japan. Stretching from Honda's entry onto the motorcycle grand prix stage in 1959 to the present day, HRC-built racing motorcycles have been designated with RC-prefixes.

In the late 1980s Honda began to enter its production motorcycles in superbike, or production-based, racing series, such as the new FIM Superbike World Championship. The most successful of these was the VFR750R, which eventually became better known by its Model Number, RC30. Since at least the late 1970s production Honda motorcycles have been given Model Numbers corresponding to the displacement category into which their engines fell, and the VFR750R was the 30th production Honda motorcycle model with an engine displacement between 650cc and 899cc. Similarly, the Honda RVF750R is also known by the designation RC45. However, the RC45's replacement, the VTR1000 SP-1 (Model Number: SC45) was marketed under the name RC51, but only in the United States.

Honda Racing Motorcycles
Model Model years Engine Configuration Engine Displacement
RC711958Twin247.33cc
RC1101962Single49.9cc
RC1111962Twin49.61cc
RC1121962Twin49.61cc
RC1131963Twin49.61cc
RC1141963Twin49.61cc
2RC11419?????cc
RC1151965Twin49.8cc
RC1161966Twin49.8cc
RC1421959Twin124.6cc
RC1431960Twin124.68cc
2RC1431961Twin124.68cc
RC1441961Twin124.68cc
RC1451962Twin124.68cc
RC1461963Inline-4123.15cc
2RC1461964Inline-4123.15cc
4RC1461965Inline-4123.15cc
RC1481965Inline-5124cc
RC1491966Inline-5124cc
RC1601959Inline-4249.37cc
RC1611960Inline-4249.37cc
RC1621961Inline-4249.37cc
RC1631962Inline-4249.37cc
RC1641963Inline-4249.3cc
3RC1641964-65Inline-5247.3cc
RC1651965Inline-6247.3cc
RC1661966Inline-6249.42cc
RC1701962Inline-4285cc
RC1711962Inline-4339.43cc
RC1721964Inline-4339.43cc
2RC1721965Inline-4339.43cc
RC1741967Inline-6297.06cc
RC1811967Inline-4499.6cc
RCB10001976Inline-4997.48cc
RC211V2001-2006V-5990cc
RC212V2007-presentV-4800cc