Honda Displays RC212V & Dream D at the Auto Expo 2012

RC212V: Honda had on display the mercilessly fast and accurate racing motorcycle RC212V at the Auto Expo to display company’s technical prowess. The RC212V sports an 800cc engine to race at the MotoGP series.

Developed by the Honda Racing Corporation, RC212V is a successor to RC211V and was introduced back in October 2006. The name could be decrypted as:

  • RC – Honda’s tradition racing prefix for 4 stroke bikes
  • 212 – second works bike of the 21st century
  • V – V engine

The 800cc engine is Liquid Cooled, DOHC 4 Valve V4 and capable of producing ruthless 210+ bhp. Despite all this, the bike weighs only 150kg+. The orange color beauty really seemed to attract the maximum number of people and was kept just at the entry of the stall. It was this bike on which Casey Stoner won the MotoGP Title in 2011. (Source: Wikipedia)

Dream D: At the other end, Honda also showcased their rich heritage apart from their racing prowess. On display was the successful mass production motorcycle launched way back in 1949 – Dream D. This iconic bike was powered by a 98cc, 2 stroke motor and debuted in August 1949. Standing beside the latest entry Dream Yuga, Dream D made a classic statement of its own.

Saad Khan
Team BikeAdvice

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