Taha, Bahrain – The Honda Hydraulic Racing Power Pack is the first to hit the market for 2018 and it will bring the first time a power unit that can be driven from the factory to the track.
The Power Pack will be based on the same Honda Power System as seen on the 2018 Honda CBR600RR and the 2019 Honda CR-V, with the same hydraulic components and components used in the Honda CBF250R.
The CBR800RR will be the base unit.
The Honda Hydraulics power unit is based on a 2.0-litre, 6,000-rpm (4,500 rpm) four-cylinder engine with twin turbochargers and a five-speed automatic transmission.
It uses a high-pressure air cleaner that can provide a range of up to 300km (186 miles), and it uses the same software as the Honda RCV600RR, including the ABS system.
The power unit will be mounted on a standard Honda CRF450 chassis, but it will be fitted with a fully enclosed front wing.
A Honda CRT controller, used to control the power unit, will also be included, with a range-extending fuel injection system and an electronically controlled clutch.
The team behind the Honda Power Pack say the Power Pack, which is expected to arrive in 2019, will be a “game changer” for the racing industry.
“It’s going to be a completely new way of doing things and it’s going the way of the Honda, so it’s very exciting,” said Tom Vermeulen, Honda’s powertrain engineering manager.
“The CRT controllers and the ABS are not there to give a boost to performance, but they’re going to allow us to use the Honda power system in a very efficient way.”
Honda’s Power Pack could be a huge leap forward for the sport of motorcycling, and it would be an important part of Honda’s strategy to make the CRT systems available for all future models.
“With the Honda CRFs coming to market, we have to be very careful to not be too overbearing, but we’ve got a lot of great technology in the CRF series,” Vermeulin added.
“That’s why we’ve also got a Power Pack on board.
We have an engine that is based around a 2-litres turbo, and the other engines are based around 4-liters turbo.”
So we have four engines that are capable of producing the same power, and we have a hybrid version that is going to give the Honda Honda a huge boost.
“Vermeulens comments follow Honda’s announcement that it will roll out the PowerPack to all new models, with its first cars to get the new power unit due to arrive by the end of 2020.
The announcement comes as Honda is expected next month to reveal a new Honda CRR1000R, which will be powered by a 3.5-litra four-litron turbo engine.
It will use the same engine as the CBR400R and the Honda HR-V and will be produced in conjunction with the Japanese company’s new hybrid powertrain.
The new Honda HR will use a new hybrid drivetrain that is more efficient than previous Honda Power Units and will use hybrid batteries to reduce the carbon footprint of its power unit.
Honda is also working on a new powertrain for its CRF-V electric hybrid that will be able to go from zero to 100km/h (62mph) in just 3.9 seconds.