1982-83 GP500 Works Road Racer Honda NS500
The NS500, equipped with a unique V3 engine, was developed in a short period of time by integrating the knowledge gained from the NR500, a 4-stroke racer with oval pistons which had suffered a series of setbacks, and the 2-stroke technology cultivated in motocross. The NS500 brought Honda the first Grand Prix road racing premier class riders’ championship.
Behind the Birth of the NS500
“NR” Was at the Vanguard
The background of the birth of Honda’s first 2-stroke GP500 road racer.
NS500: Technical Data and Race Review
The 3-Cylinder Machine That Built a Solid Foundation for HRC
NS500 Delivers Honda Its First Premier Class Riders’ Title in 1983
- Takeo Fukui
Large Project Leader for NS500/
6th President of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. in later years
“You can’t keep losing anymore”
Both as an engineer and a leader in the NS500 project