Thursday, 8 April 2010

random pictures

Oil reservoir access alloy. The aquisition data of the bike was by 2D German corporation. I would like to mention Mr. Zep Gori as technical assistant of Pileri Team racing at the time of the investigation of bikejournalist about the 500 HRC machine in details. Mario Galeotti was the director of team in 1996.

This is the end of our small conversation about this dream past bike. For what concern my opinion, collecting infos on this kind of machines is very difficult, but I was so lucky to find a person who helped me on this strange case. A big thanks to Nicola for his collaboration, and Goodbye to other monographies.

Sunday, 7 March 2010

some specification III

Rear autoventilating brake Nissin 2 opposite pistons. The stirrup is one with the chain slide. No bar or links to tie, braking forces download straight on the swingarm.
Below, we see the wheel speed and the sensor on the stirrup.

some specifications II

Honda magnesium rims, carbon disks , monoblock Brembo brakes. Showa suspensions. Rear brake is Nissin.

some specifications

freezing pipes with coaxial pump( ultralight alloy) to oil pump.
a small bactery in blue.
4 Kehin carbus 38 mms were inside the pressurized airbox.

dry clutch and switching electronic generator

-bore x stroke was 54 mms x 54.5 mms.
-single driveshaft.
-4 crancks
-V angle 112 degrees
-antispin shift limit in engine, active in first 3 gears on exhale valves. The switching timing returns normal in a few rounds of engine, with a very sofisticated system by HRC
-engine bearing were in number of 5
-The engine was provided by a 4 sensors formula under the plugs to control switching time via ECU, delaying it of 25 degrees. Exactly like now in races MotoGp and Superbike. Or better, we can call it "Big Bang", if you like modern codenames.


tiny sheets of alloy to support coil springs.

very long exhausts silencers, the finest in quality.
At that time, the price of HRC genuine exhausts kit was 7.000.000 italian lire ( ca 2500 GB pounds in mid 90's aprox.).

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

190 "soft" BHP

Parente molto stretta della moto guidata allora da Doohan, la Barros del team Pileri era disponibile dalla HRC solo a nolleggio. Il responsabile tecnico era Mario Galeotti. In queste immagini si puo' notare il forcellone scatolato a lamiere stampate, la corona di trasmissione allegerita, le marmitte in lamiera di titanio insolitamente lunghe. I cavalli dichiarati erano 190, ma molto, molto fluidi e malleabili, con una erogazione veemente ma regolarissima; la affidabilita' del mezzo, estrema, come da tradizione Honda.
Strictly derived from the Doohan one, the Barros bike Pileri team was available from HRC for rent only. The technical director was Mario Galeotti. The swing arm as you see, was boxshaped alloy by plates, exhausts in plates of titanium, and transmission rear wheel, lighten. BHPs were 190, regular and smooth; reliability of the machine...Honda style.

Wednesday, 6 January 2010


A cavallo degli anni 90, nella classe regina 500 cc del motomondiale correvano sia motori a 2 che a 4 cilindri. E' il caso della Honda HRC, che forniva alle case private differenti tipi di propulsore.
Nella monografia dedicata (ZONE ROUGE 4), si analizza nel particolare il motore NSR v2 bicilindrico; questa sezione di Reparto Corse n. 6 invece offre uno spaccato tecnico del propulsore 4 cilindri a V della Honda del team Pileri. Interessante potrebbe essere osservare le differenze tra queste due macchine.
Buona lettura.