Journal: Honda S600 Emerges from the Ashes

Honda S600 Emerges from the Ashes

By Petrolicious Productions
May 16, 2013

We’ve mentioned before we’re fans of early Honda engineering, especially when it comes to their chain-driven, 10k RPM-revving, motorcycle-on-wheels S600 of the mid-sixties.

This week’s Forum Report focuses on a ground-up, frame-up restoration of one of these miniaturized marvels, from its roller-bearing, 600 CC, twincam heart to its insane rear drive trailing arm/chain drive units. S600s are rare even in their most common configurations, but this one is a particularly special coupe, which represented about 1/6th of total production with only 1,800 ever built—furthermore the pretty medium shade of blue it wears is also quite an uncommon factory color. The Australian owner/restorer documents a lot of fascinating detail into his posts, with decent, large-format photos as well—it’s a great read, and we know you’ll enjoy it, too.

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11 years ago

Thanks guys, like the forum reports!

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