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Monday, 18 January 2010

1979 Honda SEELEY 200


A very nice restoration (made by La Mola Restoration bikes).


Based on the XL 185 trail bike, and increased to 195cc from Honda Racing Service, the frame builder Colin Seeley made for Honda Uk this little machine and iniitially planned to build 400 units.

First prototypes of this bike were made in 1977 and rode by Rob Shepherd as official pilot achieving the 4th position on his first championship and 10th position at same time by the US rider Marland Wahley.
Also Eddy Lejeune rode his first SSDT in 1980 with the 200 SEELEY, he was 12 position and the Best Newcomer.
Officially dating from 1979, finally I'm not sure about the final production. But, be carefully because there is some "replicas" on the market.

Let me note that this unit (picture on the top) has a wrong exhaust mufler due to the difficult on the finding spares from these rare bikes. The right one was the same as the contemporary RS's mounted (RS200, RS 220 and TL200) wit only one outlet exhaust tube and the RSC engraved logo.


The ENGINE
Honda Racing Service engine for trials use
Two valves, chain-driven overhead camshaft
Displacement 197,7cc
Compression Ratio 8.3: 1
Power 12.1 hp at 6.000 rpm
Torque 1,98 kg/m at 4.500 rpm
6,77 Kg/Cv

The TRANSMISSION
6 speed, constant mesh

The FRAME
Diamond frame tubing
Wheelbase 1285 mm
Footrest height 400mm
Weight 82,6 Kg
Front suspension: Marzocchi trial 170mm

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