Honda has announced a European expansion to its successful Japanese ‘RC30 Forever’ program which launched in 2020. The program sees approximately 150 brand new, genuine parts for the RC30, being remade covering engine, chassis, bodywork and electronic parts.
Honda RC30 parts are now avalible!
The RC30 Forever program started after meetings with RC30 owners clubs across Japan and Europe. The meetings found a mutual want to keep the iconic bike on the road and in the best condition using genuine spare Honda parts. This new program ensures riders can be kept safe and stocked with genuine Honda parts.
The new scheme will see Honda manufacture 150 parts for the RC30, based on the owners’ requests and experience of Honda’s R&D experts. Parts will be available through Honda dealers from May 2021 onwards. At the start of the project, it was revealed that the original models and moulds were missing. The original drawings were sourced but were hand-drawn 2D. With modern methods of manufacture, differing from 2d wireframe blueprints, updates were needed.
The blueprints were digitised, enlarged to a 1:1 scale, and then compared to original parts from RC30 models, ensuring accuracy. Despite this Honda still encountered some issues, getting parts up to the Honda standard. Honda bought back original RC30 team members to share their knowledge and passion for the model and recreate the wooden models and moulds from scratch.
The new items made by engineers have since been digitised and is allowing the generation of the new parts which should hopefully keep the Rc30 on the road and owners happy.
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