Year: 1992
 Factory special

What’s this? A chunky 916 wrapped around the most fascinating engine ever built?  The NR was a roadgoing homage to Honda’s oval-piston “New Racing” series of bikes that had started in the late 70’s.  The four pistons are shaped like NASCAR tracks and boast two conrods and eight valves each.  The bike was released before the 916, and inspired the Ducati’s slabby fairings, squinty headlights, and twin undertail exhaust.  The NR is a stunning reminder that no matter what BMW or Ferrari come up with, Honda still makes the greatest engines in the world.


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