c.1964 Honda CB160 RC162 Replica Racing Motorcycle Engine no. CB160E-1011119
Lot 378A
c.1964 Honda CB160 RC162 Replica Racing Motorcycle
Engine no. CB160E-1011119
£5,000 - 6,000
US$ 8,400 - 10,000
amended
Lot Details
c.1964 Honda CB160 RC162 Replica Racing Motorcycle
Engine no. CB160E-1011119
This Honda RC162 replica comes with a typed history, written by preceding owner John Loxley, from whom it was purchased by the current vendor in July 2004 (receipt on file). Mr Loxley had purchased the Honda eight years previously from a Mr B Pardoe, who had ridden in CRMC parades. He had bought the bike from a Mr A Booker, who is believed built and raced it. Mr Loxley states that the Honda was also raced by Dennis Murfin and Mev Watts, both ex-TT riders. The machine had been registered with the CRMC in 1986 as belonging to Group 2 Period 1. Noteworthy specification details include a CB175 five-speed gear cluster; Megacycle camshaft; CB72 carburettors; and a tank, seat and fairing supplied by Tony Milk. Following Mr Loxley's acquisition, the Honda was paraded and raced at CRMC events and the 2001 Ulster GP, never finishing lower than 10th in any race. Best results were 2nd at Snetterton in 1998; 4th at Lydden Hill in 2002; 1st, 2nd and 3rd at Donington Park in 2002; 1st at Lydden Hill in 2002; five 3rd places at Lydden Hill in 2002; and a 4th at the Kentish track in 2003. The bike has also been ridden in parades by Charlie Mates and ex-TT rider Ian Plumridge (on the 1998 TT Lap of Honour) and by the preceding owner at TTRA and CRMC events. Offered with CRMC certificate, sundry invoices and valve timing data.

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  • The incorrect image is published in the catalogue. The machine is sold as viewed.
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