Monday, 18 January 2010
1979 Honda RS200T & RS220T
The very nice RS200T was built from RSC, Racing Service Corporation mounting a Gasoline engine, air cooled 4-stroke cycle, single cylinder inclined at 15º with 197,74cc displacement.
The RS200T had alloy red painted fuel tank and fiber support seat with oval windows on sides.
The swing arm were on these units light alloy made, had other details as the perforated rear aluminum axes. Later RS250T had also the front one perforated.
First RS200T bikes had plastic engine plate protector, and later RS220T and RS250T were equiped witha strongest aluminum plate. Also shape of the plate was increased a little bit on the side wings.
The RS220T was exactelly same construction but increasing engine desplacement from 197.7 cc to 222.4 cc.
All these bikes were produced in a really small series.
There is several informations saying that around 400 units were made. I don't know exactly the figures, but in my opinion the production was bigger.
This nice unit on the pictures (today restored in Spain) has the 3201 serial number. Knowing that RS200 serial numbers began on 2510 number, at least 690 units were made.
Spanish woman rider Alba Villegas riding the Joan's RS200T in a Catalonia Championship Classic Trials.
Gasoline air cooled 4-stroke
Valve train: Overhead camshaft chain drive
RS200T 12.1 at 6.000rpm
RS220T 13 at 6.000rpm
RS200T 1.59 at 4.000rpm
RS220T 1.62 at 4.000rpm
6- Speed transmission constant mesh
Clutch: Wet multi-plate type
Diamond Type, aluminum swing arm
Front suspension 33mm, 70mm travel
Rear suspension alumini¡um swing arm 40mm travel
Fuel capacity 3 lit
Caster angle 26º
Wheel base 1314mm
Seat heigh 720mm