Rossi's London Show Bikes: 2002 RC211V REPSOL HONDA
For the first time ever, eight of Valentino Rossi’s most successful and priceless race bikes will be brought together in a special one-off tribute to the G.O.A.T
Over the next few days, we'll be going into detail on the bikes that will make their exclusive appearance at the London Motorcycle Show in February.
#3 - VALENTINO ROSSI’S 2002 RC211V REPSOL HONDA
By the time Rossi moved to Honda’s official factory squad in 2002, he had already cemented his places in the history books as the winner of the last ever two-stroke 500cc world championship on HRC’s famed NSR.
2002 heralded the dawn of the modern four-stroke era and Rossi dominated on Honda’s awesome new five-cylinder 990cc RC211V.
He won the first race of the new era at Suzuka in Japan and shortly after won his first ever premier class race on home soil at Mugello to become the first rider in history to win in three different classes at the spectacular Italian venue.
It was back in Brazil again that Rossi captured his second premier class title with victory over arch rival Max Biaggi by 1.674s clinching the crown with four rounds still remaining!
Rossi won 11 races, including a sequence of seven in a row, in a truly dominant campaign that saw him notch 355-points from 16 rounds. That put him 140-points clear of Biaggi.
Tomorrow, Rossi drags Yamaha out of the doldrums on a 2004 G0 Yamaha YZR-M1