1989 VRP MUGEN Honda CR 125 - 1st aluminium chassis !! 3

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Bike of the Day! 10-30-15

My rebuilt racebike of the past:
1989 VRP Mugen Honda CR 125

Italian VRP aluminium chassis, swingarm,subframe/airbox, gas tank

Mugen engine
Bike of the Day! 10-30-15

My rebuilt racebike of the past:
1989 VRP Mugen Honda CR 125

Italian VRP aluminium chassis, swingarm,subframe/airbox, gas tank

Mugen engine 1989 VRP Mugen Honda CR 125

Italian VRP aluminium chassis, swingarm,subframe/airbox, gas tank

Mugen engine
1989 VRP Mugen Honda CR 125

Italian VRP aluminium chassis, swingarm,subframe/airbox, gas tank

Mugen engine 1989 VRP Mugen Honda CR 125

Italian VRP aluminium chassis, swingarm,subframe/airbox, gas tank

Mugen engine 1989 VRP Mugen Honda CR 125

Italian VRP aluminium chassis, swingarm,subframe/airbox, gas tank

Mugen engine 1989 VRP Mugen Honda CR 125

Italian VRP aluminium chassis, swingarm,subframe/airbox, gas tank

Mugen engine 1989 VRP Mugen Honda CR 125

Italian VRP aluminium chassis, swingarm,subframe/airbox, gas tank

"cokebottle" swingarm. This however is the real deal as VRP did the swingarms for HRC and KRT (Kawasaki) back in the day! 1989 VRP Mugen Honda CR 125

Italian VRP aluminium chassis, swingarm,subframe/airbox, gas tank

Messico exhaust 1989 VRP Mugen Honda CR 125

Italian VRP aluminium chassis, swingarm,subframe/airbox, gas tank

Mugen engine 1989 VRP Mugen Honda CR 125

Italian VRP aluminium chassis, swingarm,subframe/airbox, gas tank

Mugen engine 1989 VRP Mugen Honda CR 125

Italian VRP aluminium chassis, swingarm,subframe/airbox, gas tank

Custom cone pipe by MRP (Massaua Racing Pipe) 1989 VRP Mugen Honda CR 125

Italian VRP aluminium chassis, swingarm,subframe/airbox, gas tank

Mugen engine 1989 VRP Mugen Honda CR 125

Italian VRP aluminium chassis, swingarm,subframe/airbox, gas tank

VRP subframe-airbox combo with much bigger volume 1989 VRP Mugen Honda CR 125

Italian VRP aluminium chassis, swingarm,subframe/airbox, gas tank

Vented numberplate to draw air through the airchannels directly into the airbox 1989 VRP Mugen Honda CR 125

Italian VRP aluminium chassis, swingarm,subframe/airbox, gas tank

Custom barpad 1989 VRP Mugen Honda CR 125

Italian VRP aluminium chassis, swingarm,subframe/airbox, gas tank

1989 VRP Mugen Honda CR 125

Italian VRP aluminium chassis, swingarm,subframe/airbox, gas tank

Custom barpad 1989 VRP Mugen Honda CR 125

Italian VRP aluminium chassis, swingarm,subframe/airbox, gas tank

Regular forks tuned by italian Poletti suspension. They actually perform really good ! 1989 VRP Mugen Honda CR 125

Italian VRP aluminium chassis, swingarm,subframe/airbox, gas tank

Self-made vented numberplate Self-made vented numberplate

1989 VRP Mugen Honda CR 125

Italian VRP aluminium chassis, swingarm,subframe/airbox, gas tank

Self-made vented numberplate 1989 VRP Mugen Honda CR 125

Check the air tunnels which go through the gas tank that force air from behind the front numberplate directly into the airbox ("RAM-air" effect) I raced my rebuild in the italian vintage championships in Montevarchi/Italy (Campionato italiano motocross d'epoca 2015) I raced my rebuild in the italian vintage championships in Montevarchi/Italy (Campionato italiano motocross d'epoca 2015)
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General Info Additional Info
Model Year 1989
Brand Honda
Model CR
Engine Size 125
Engine Type 2-Stroke
Parts Brand Model Additional info
Plastic UFO
Handlebar Renthal
Footpegs IMS
Piston Vertex
Fork Showa Poletti Suspension Poletti Suspension
Rear Shock Ohlins Poletti Suspension Poletti Suspension
Tires Pirelli
Additional Info Rebuilding my 1989 Racebike Check the custom aluminium chassis&parts !! That's 8 years before Honda offered their 1st production aluminium chassis in '97 (CR 250). ltalian VRP (Verona Racing Parts) aluminium chassis, swingarm, subframe/airbox, gas tank Mugen engine Italian Poletti suspension did the forks and shock
3 comments
  • Ewan

    10/31/2015 5:05 AM

    Love this bike Nino, VRP were so far ahead of the game back then, wonder what they'd be turning out today if they focused on MX rather than power boats?

  • Bearuno

    10/31/2015 12:34 AM

    This is Not a 'crazy one' - it's something very, very special - and well beyond the usual 'bling mobile' . I, and a lot of others here, have followed 'LuckyNinos' many posts on his VRP(s - he's got a few of them!) in the Old School Moto section. Thank you Nino, for sharing your wonderful bikes with us.

    Thank you for featuring the bike, so it gets more exposure. I hope he can put forward his other bike)s)