RC142

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RC142

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Wallpaper

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Ringtones

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About

The RC142 Restoration Project Road Test
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Honda's participation in World Championship racing, the RC142 has been restored. See footage of the RC142 in action at Twin Ring Motegi, tested by Naomi Taniguchi (age 73), who was placed 6th in the 1959 Isle of Man TT Race.
Model Honda RC142
L × W × H 1.874m × 0.650m × 0.930m
Wheelbase 1.265m
Min. Ground Clearance 0.150m
Dry Weight 87kg
Engine Air-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valve, 2-cylinder
Displacement 124.6cm3
Bore × Stroke 44mm × 41mm
Max Power 18PS/13,000rpm
Carburetor Flat piston valve
Ignition Magneto
Lubrication Force-feed and splash
Transmission Constant-mesh, 6-speed
Tire Size Front 2.50-18
Rear 2.75-18
Braking System Front Twin leading drum
Rear Leading/trailing drum
Suspension Front Bottom link
Rear Swing arm
Frame Type Backbone

1959 World Championship Racing Isle of Man TT Race Results Lightweight Class (125cc)

Rank Rider Name Maker (Machine) Average Speed (km/h)
1 T.Provini MV Agusta 119.2
2 L.Taveri MZ 119.0
3 M.Hailwood Ducati 116.2
4 N.Taniguchi Honda (RC142) 109.9
5 G.Suzuki Honda (RC142) 107.4
6 T.Tanaka Honda (RC141) 105.7
11 J.Suzuki Honda (RC142) 102.7
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