Book Title: Honda NR500/NS500 `One Day We Will Win' : The Trials of Regaining the Motorcycle World Championship
Author: John McGuinness
Format: Hardback | 192 pages
Publication Date: 28 May 2020
Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday. Honda's voracious success on track and showroom in the late Sixties turned them into world no 1. However, in the Seventies race winners were two-strokes; Honda didn't do two-strokes and sales were flagging. Rather than race a two-stroke Honda designed an immensely complicated bike to beat the two-strokes, the infamous NR500, with oval pistons. Yoko Togashi worked with Honda and has written the first book on this ignominious failure, but more about the Honda engineers' fight to get back to winning again with Freddie Spencer and the Championship winning 1983 NS500.