1980 Honda Motorcycles RS 200

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1980
  • Motorcycle type 
    Street
  • Engine number 
    1000369
  • Lot number 
    241
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Colour  
    Other
  • Location

Description

Originally owned by Thierry Boutsen
1980 Honda RS 200 TS Trials Motorcycle
Frame no. RS200TS-1000369
Engine no. 1000369

A top-flight competition machine aimed at expert riders, Honda's RS 200 TS trials iron was a limited-edition model handmade in relatively small numbers by the company's racing department, RSC (Racing Services Corporation) which subsequently became HRC (Honda Racing Corporation). Its introduction in 1979 followed a long and difficult development programme that had begun back in the early 1970s when Honda decided that to capture a major slice of the expanding market for trials motorcycles it would have to produce one capable of success at the highest level. Today, survivors of this limited-edition model are relatively rare and highly sought after, all the more so in this condition. This particular machine was first owned by the Belgian Formula 1 driver, Thierry Boutsen and was purchased by the current owner from Thierry's sister. There are no documents with this Lot.