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CorporateUSAJanuary 14, 1999
1999 Honda Motorsports Plan
MOTORCYCLE MOTORSPORTS PLAN

1999 FACTORY RACERS - MAIN SPECIFICATIONS

Road Racing Motocross Trials
NSR500 NSR500V NSR250 RVF/RC45 RC250M/
CR250M
RTL
Overall Length (mm) 2,010 1,960 1,950 2,020 2,180 2,000
Overall Width (mm) 600 600 590 600 835 800
Overall Height (mm) 1,080 1,060 1,050 1,100 1,260 1,100
Wheelbase (mm) 1,400 1,350 1,340 1,410 1,490 1,330
Ground Clearance (mm) 105 105 105 105 370 Approx. 300
Weight (kg) Approx. 131 Approx. 101 Approx. 96 Approx. 162 Approx. 98 Approx. 72.5
Engine Type Liquid-cooled Liquid-cooled Liquid-cooled Liquid-cooled Liquid-cooled Liquid-cooled
2-stroke 2-stroke 2-stroke 4-stroke 2-stroke 2-stroke
Case reed valve Case reed valve Case reed valve 4-valve Piston reed valve Case reed valve
V-4 V-2 V-2 V-4 Single cylinder Single cylinder
Displacement (cc) 499 499 249 749 249 -
Max. Power (PS) Approx. 180 Approx. 135 Approx. 90 Approx. 175 Approx. 55.5 -
Frame Type Twin-spar Twin-spar Twin-spar Twin-spar Twin-spar Twin-spar
Wheels (inch) Front 17 17 17 17 21 21
Rear 17 17 17 17 19 18
Suspension Front Telescopic Telescopic Telescopic Telescopic Telescopic Telescopic
Rear Pro-Link Pro-Link,
Pro-Arm
Pro-Link Pro-Link Pro-Link Pro-Link
Fuel Tank Capacity (l) 32 26 22 24 7.5 -



1999 PRODUCTION RACERS - MAIN SPECIFICATIONS

Road Racing
NSR500V RS250R RS125R NSR150 NS50R
Overall Length (mm) 1,955 1,954 1,800 1,943 1,855
Overall Width (mm) 595 640 570 687 630
Overall Height (mm) 1,050 1,060 985 1,080 985
Wheelbase
(mm)
1,340 1,340 1,215 1,342 1,260
Ground Clearance (mm) 105 110 110 165
Weight (kg) 109(half dry) 102(half dry) 71(half dry) 113(half dry) 75(half dry)
Engine Type Liquid-cooled Liquid-cooled Liquid-cooled Liquid-cooled Liquid-cooled
2-stroke 2-stroke 2-stroke 2-stroke 2-stroke
Case reed valve Case reed valve Case reed valve Case reed valve Piston reed valve
V-2 V-2 Single cylinder Single cylinder Single cylinder
Displacement (cc) 499 249 124.8 149 49
Max. Power (PS/rpm) 138/10,750 87/12,500 43.5/12,250 31/10,500 7.2/10,000
Frame Type Twin-spar Twin-spar Twin-spar Steel twin-spar Semi-double cradle
Wheels (inch) Front 17 17 17 17 17
Rear 17 17 17 17 17
Suspension Front Telescopic Telescopic Telescopic Telescopic Telescopic
Rear Pro-Link,
Pro-Arm
Pro-Link,
Pro-Arm
Pro-Link Pro-Link,
Pro-Arm
Monocushion
Fuel Tank Capacity (l) 26 20 13 10.5 10

Motocross
CR500R (Export) CR250R CR125R CR80R/R2
Overall Length (mm) 2,179 2,183 2,157 1,787/1,905
Overall Width (mm) 835 827 828 772
Overall Height (mm) 1,237 1,259 1,269 1,120/1,177
Wheelbase
(mm)
1,485 1,482 1,465 1,246/1,289
Ground Clearance (mm) 328 336 338 320/366
Weight (kg) 101 97 87.5 65/67
Engine Type Liquid-cooled Liquid-cooled Liquid-cooled Liquid-cooled
2-stroke 2-stroke 2-stroke 2-stroke
Case reed valve Piston reed valve Case reed valve Piston reed valve
Single cylinder Single cylinder Single cylinder Single cylinder
Displacement (cc) 491.4 249.3 124.8 79.4
Max. Power (PS/rpm) 64.6/6,000(DIN) 58.2/8,000 41/11,500 25.7/12,500
Frame Type Semi-double cradle Twin-spar Twin-spar Semi-double cradle
Wheels (inch) Front 21 21 21 17/19
Rear 18 19 19 14/16
Suspension Front Telescopic Telescopic Telescopic Telescopic
Rear Pro-Link Pro-Link Pro-Link Pro-Link
Fuel Tank Capacity (l) 9 7.5 7.5 5.8



1999 PRODUCTION RACERS - MAIN SPECIFICATIONS

Trials OFF ROAD
RTL250R XR600 (Export) XR400R XR250 (Export) XR100R XR70R Z50R QR50
Overall Length (mm) 2,020 2,250 2,165 2,110 1,855 1,545 1,285 1,225
Overall Width (mm) 830 875 820 830 800 695 605 610
Overall Height (mm) 1,130 1,265 1,250 1,215 1,030 880 810 725
Wheelbase (mm) 1,330 1,455 1,430 1,400 1,255 1,055 895 845
Ground Clearance (mm) 340 345 310 315 265 165 155 115
Dry Weight (kg) 72.5 128 122 104 68 57 49.5 35
Engine Type Liquid-cooled Air-cooled Air-cooled Air-cooled Air-cooled Air-cooled Air-cooled Air-cooled
2-stroke 4-stroke 4-stroke 4-stroke 4-stroke 4-stroke 4-stroke 2-stroke
Case reed valve 4-valve RFVC OHC 4-valve RFVC OHC 4-valve RFVC OHC OHC OHC OHC Case reed valve
Single cylinder Single cylinder Single cylinder Single cylinder Single cylinder Single cylinder Single cylinder Single cylinder
Displacement (cc) 249 591 397.2 249 99.2 71.8 49 49
Max. Power (PS/rpm) 17.5/5,000 9.5/9,000 4.9/8,000 3.1/8,500 2.7/6,000
Frame Type Twin-spar Semi-double cradle Semi-double cradle Semi-double cradle Diamond Backbone Backbone Double cradle
Wheels (inch) Front 21 21 21 21 19 14 8 10
Rear 18 18 18 18 16 12 8 10
Suspension Front Telescopic Telescopic Telescopic Telescopic Telescopic Telescopic Telescopic Telescopic
Rear Pro-Link Pro-Link Pro-Link Pro-Link Pro-Link Monocushion swingarm Swingarm Unit swingarm
Fuel Tank Capacity (l) 2 10 9.5 9 6.2 6 4 2
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