The Honda NSR800V Concept
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Honda NSR800-V Concept

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Does anyone miss the days of 500GP or wonder what the bikes would be like if the 2-strokes were still being developed? As most of you may remember in 2002, the introduction of incredibly fast 1000cc 4-strokes into the premiere class made it near impossible for the 2-strokes to remain competitive. Since then, we have also seen 125cc and 250cc phased out and replaced by Moto3 and Moto 2 classes.

However, I’m sure many of you still dream about what a modern, competitive, premiere class two-stroke GP bike would be like? Beautiful examples, such as the Suter MMX500 and Ronax 500 help keep the 2-stroke GP dream alive.

The Honda NSR800V Concept

A modern, retro-styled 800cc two-stroke V4 MotoGP Bike.

However, here is my interpretation of a new GP smoker, the NSR800-V. Based on the Honda RC213-V, this retro-styled mock up would feature an 800cc, direct-injected, liquid cooled V4 2-stroke engine that would produce more power than most mere mortals would ever be able to use!

A Modern Repsol Honda NSR500

A modern, Repsol Honda NSR500.

Alternatively, for those who will always love the mighty 500s, here is a mock up of what Marc Marquez’s Repsol Honda could look like, had MotoGP remained as 500cc.

Whether or 800cc two-stroke could be competitive with a modern MotoGP bike, we will probably never know! But no doubt if Honda ever produced one, it would be incredible to see it used to it’s full potential!

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