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Memorable Motorcycle: Honda RC148 Photo Gallery
The Honda RC148 may seem like a miniature home-built special compared to today's GP bikes, but it represents the limit of motorcycle engineering in 1965.
See photos of the 124cc five-cylinder Honda RC148 and three-time world champion Luigi Taveri in the Memorable Motorcycle: Honda RC148 photo gallery.
The Honda Five engine is a tiny masterpiece of engineering.
Honda knew a lot about getting miniscule cylinders to fill effectively, and very high revving engines to stay in one piece and so were comfortable with an engine spinning routinely to over 22,000 rpm.
The Honda Five is wafer thin.
Honda Five rev counter is set at 21,500 rpm - for demonstrations.
Honda Five sculpture.
Honda Five twin leading shoe front brake.
Luigi Taveri Isle of Man poster.
Luig Taveri and his 125cc Five.
Luigi Taveri gets tucked in on the Honda Five.
Luigi Taveri taking a corner on the Honda Five.
Luigi Taveri practices his starts with the Honda Five.
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