Originally owned by Thierry Boutsen,1980 Honda RS 200 TS Trials Motorcycle Frame no. RS200TS-1000369 Engine no. 1000369

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Lot 241
Originally owned by Thierry Boutsen,1980 Honda RS 200 TS Trials Motorcycle
Frame no. RS200TS-1000369 Engine no. 1000369

€ 4,000 - 5,000
US$ 4,400 - 5,500
Amended
Originally owned by Thierry Boutsen
1980 Honda RS 200 TS Trials Motorcycle
Frame no. RS200TS-1000369
Engine no. 1000369
A top-flight competition machine aimed at expert riders, Honda's RS 200 TS trials iron was a limited-edition model handmade in relatively small numbers by the company's racing department, RSC (Racing Services Corporation) which subsequently became HRC (Honda Racing Corporation). Its introduction in 1979 followed a long and difficult development programme that had begun back in the early 1970s when Honda decided that to capture a major slice of the expanding market for trials motorcycles it would have to produce one capable of success at the highest level. Today, survivors of this limited-edition model are relatively rare and highly sought after, all the more so in this condition. This particular machine was first owned by the Belgian Formula 1 driver, Thierry Boutsen and was purchased by the current owner from Thierry's sister. There are no documents with this Lot.

Footnotes

  • Anciennement propriété de Thierry Boutsen
    Honda RS 200 TS 1980
    Moto de Trial
    Cadre n° RS200TS-1000369
    Moteur n° 1000369

    Machine de compétition de haut niveau destinée aux meilleurs pilotes de la spécialité, la RS 200 TS de Honda était un modèle assemblé manuellement en série très limitée par RSC (Racing Service Corporation, le département compétition de la marque) qui devint par la suite HRC (Honda Racing Corporation). Son introduction en 1979 mit un terme à un long et difficile programme de développement lancé au début des années 1970 lorsque Honda décida de s'octroyer une grosse part du marché, alors en plein développement, des machines de trial pour lequel la marque devait produire un type capable de vaincre au plus haut niveau. Aujourd'hui, les survivantes de ce modèle en série limité sont relativement rares et très recherchées, surtout dans cet état. Cette machine, la première possédée par le champion belge de Formule 1, Thierry Boutsen, fut achetée à sa sœur par le propriétaire actuel. Aucun document n'accompagne ce lot.

Saleroom notices

  • The Frame Number is RS200TSF-1000369
Contacts
Originally owned by Thierry Boutsen,1980 Honda RS 200 TS Trials Motorcycle Frame no. RS200TS-1000369 Engine no. 1000369
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