Honda’s RC166 isn’t just one of the most beautiful racing motorcycles
of all time. It was also a winner with a capital W. This invincible
track weapon came first in all ten races of the 1966 World Championship
Series, and also captured the 250cc Manufacturers’ and Riders’
Championships for two consecutive years. The engine was a jewel-like
DOHC inline six, with six carburetors, driving through a seven-speed
’box. This particular machine, #7, is even more special: it’s the one
ridden by Isle of Man TT Winner Mike Hailwood.