One of the greatest engineering journeys in motorcycle grand prix history is told in George Beale’s much-awaited coffee table book, Honda Six – Recreating a Masterpiece.
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The book documents the fascinating 25-year project by the classic motorcycle expert to build 10 replicas of what some call the greatest racing machine ever created, the 297 RC174 Honda Six. This luxurious 236-page book, containing almost 300 photographs, tells the story of how the Honda Motor Company authorised George to recreate the iconic six-cylinder marvel using an original machine from Japan to draw and re-cast the complex power unit and chassis, culminating in the most elite classic motorcycle owners’ list in the world.
The book charts the evolution of Honda racing machines over their sensational nine-year journey from novices to all-conquering world champions in the 1960s before their withdrawal from the sport. Launched in April, the book costs £70 and can be bought from: www.charterhouse-bikes.com/book