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    I was just wondering whether folks here might want to discuss the NR750. No, I didn't search for previous threads first...
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    The NR750...Honda showing off, and providing a major influence to Massimo Tamburini in creating the Ducati 916.
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      #3
      I think at one point or another a good portion of us have done a deep dive on those bikes.

      There was a vid going around a while ago of a girl dropping one trying to let the clutch out... It appeared she had no business on it. Hard to watch.

      Very cool bike, very interesting attempt to subvert the rules. I'd love to have a go on one. But not on the list if bikes I'd buy if I had the $$$$$$.

      I keep waiting on joel or Dmitry to say he has one somehow those guys end up with the coolest shit.






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        #4
        https://iconicmotorbikeauctions.com/...-nr750-custom/



        Now that is a cool NR!

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          #5
          Originally Posted by riot View Post
          Whatcha think they set the reserve at on that bad boy? Don't think I want to know....
          Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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            #6
            Bike was $60k when it came out, not really fast or good looking (unlike 916) just an exercise, a Halo bike, and I'm sure I even at 60k it was a big financial loser. Big companies like to do sometimes just as a PR, to show off, create a buzz...
            I like NR, but don't think I'd want to own one, would rather get a fleet of other RC bikes that I can enjoy instead of one museum piece

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              #7
              Originally Posted by Talon View Post
              The NR750...Honda showing off, and providing a major influence to Massimo Tamburini in creating the Ducati 916.
              dunno - cant see much of the 916 in the NR - I see lots of design cues in my 97 vfr in the NR though

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                #8
                Oval pistons!

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                  #9
                  Originally Posted by old_pirelli View Post

                  dunno - cant see much of the 916 in the NR - I see lots of design cues in my 97 vfr in the NR though
                  Underseat exhaust, single sided swingarm...

                  I would expect to see shared DNA between the VFR and NR.
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                    #10
                    The idea was that it would have a racing advantage in the 750cc formula. It didn't. This a bike where you drain the gas, fog oil the tank, and put it in your living room and then give it to a museum and write it off. The King is dead; Long live the King!

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                      #11
                      Originally Posted by ricksax View Post
                      The idea was that it would have a racing advantage in the 750cc formula. It didn't.
                      The idea was that the oval piston design could be a distinct advantage with the FIM 4 cylinder limit rule. The FIM then declared all pistons must be round.


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                        #12
                        Originally Posted by Captain 80s View Post

                        The idea was that the oval piston design could be a distinct advantage with the FIM 4 cylinder limit rule. The FIM then declared all pistons must be round.

                        This. Brilliant attempt to circumvent the rule.
                        Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                          #13
                          The oval piston design was NEVER meant to power a super bike or normal street bike. The NR750 TT-F1 racer was a missile but Honda knew the class was dead and there was no point of developing it and the very expensive in their own right RVF/RC30 based racers.

                          Honda was flush with so much money they could lose money on the NR750 for an ego trip/flexing on other manufacturers. We will never see machines as awesome as the bubble era ever again.
                          Last edited by joel; 03-02-2022, 06:43 PM.

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                            #14
                            Originally Posted by old_pirelli View Post

                            dunno - cant see much of the 916 in the NR - I see lots of design cues in my 97 vfr in the NR though
                            Look at a 888. Look at how much it doesn’t look like a 916. It was going to until he saw the NR. The single sided arm -which they had to pay royalties for- was a styling decision as were under-seat exhausts and headlights that weren’t just a rectangle. Find a pic of the first 916 and it even has a black top of the tank.

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                              #15
                              nice v8 with 4 pistons

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