1963 Honda RC77 Replica

EDIT: This replica is back up on eBay looking for a new owner. When it was originally posted, the seller gave limited information about where the project started and the parts used to complete this replica. This time around there is some information on who they pulled it off. Check out the post for the new information and see if you can throw some money at this with a little more confidence.BB

 

This Honda jumped out at me mostly because of the full fairing, slim tank and bump stop seat. There is something about the paint scheme over the silver fairing that just gets me. It is a style that covers the iconic racing bikes from Honda’s history and this CR77 Replica on eBay has that look. But what this bike really is has me wondering.

From the seller

NEVER STARTED IT, DOES HAVE SPARK TO THE PLUGS–IT WAS BUILT TO RUN!  THE MOTORCYCLE HAS BEEN IN MUSEUMS ON DISPLAY FOR THE PAST 2-3 YEARS, ITS TIME TO PASS IT ON! REALISTIC RESERVE, WAS SOLD AT THE DAYTONA/JERRY WOOD AUCTION MANY YEARS AGO FOR APPROX.20K+-.

ORIGINAL RC77’S BRING OVER 200K, SO THIS IS A LOT LESS, FOR MORE FUN. ACTUALLY IN THE BUILD, ORIGINAL RC77 PARTS WERE USED SO THE STORY GO’S. QUESTIONS FIRE AWAY-603-298-5799, 8AM-8PM EST. TRANSPORTATION IS THE WINNING BIDDERS CONCERN, I’LL HELP WITH THE LOGISTIC’S.

 

So it not  a factory bike. Is it a replica of the factory bike? Or is it the closest you could come with a street bike? What I found out about the real CR77 it was a 305cc twin cylinder Dual Overhead cam racer from the early 1960’s. But unlike other racers of the time, there was no companion street bike to the CR77. So what was used as the base of this tribute?

The CR77 had a brother engine in the CR72, the only difference being in the displacement. The real CR77 appears to have generated 47bhp at 12,000rpm, which are lower then the numbers quoted by the seller.

CR77 Replica Specifications

Engine type: ……………… Four stroke twin, 180 degree firing DOHC with two valves per cylinder

Bore & Stroke: ……………. 65 x 54 mm

Power @ RPM: ……………… 52 BHP @ 12,000

 

Another difference with the CR77 was that it was never offered to the public. Why did Honda make a twin cylinder racer when their four’s were so successful?  If never offered to the public what could have been the endgame for the development?

I am a fan of the look and styling of this Replica, and I would love to throw a leg over it and take for a spin. Those huge open megaphones would annoy the neighbors to no end. The problem I have with this Replica is the limited information that the seller gives on the starting point. It would help the buyer spend with confidence if they new more about the starting point.

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2 Responses

  1. Ellis Holman says:

    Hi,
    just found your post. I am the original builder of this bike.

    Ellis

  2. Brian says:

    Did the seller leave anything out in describing the bike?