On August 25, Honda conducted its Honda Collection test run at the south course of Twin Ring Motegi. Featured here are photos of the VTR1000SPW, which captured four consecutive victories at the Suzuka 8 Hours.
The VTR1000SPW is a highly competitive V-twin equipped racer that debuted at the Suzuka 8 Hours back in 2000 by succeeding the V4 equipped RVF/RC45. Based on the VTR1000SP-1 European production model developed to capture the road race and world super bike championships, the VTR1000SPW was tuned for the Suzuka 8 Hours.
Honda was able to win four times in a row at Suzuka, beginning with its first year of competition. They demonstrated the tremendous potential of its slim and compact V-twin engine.
(Translated by Travis Yamabata)