RC211V Nicky Hayden

Honda RC211V (2006)

For various seasons Nicky Hayden knew what it was like to ride the Honda RC211V. Eventually, in 2006, he was able to get the most out of it and win the world title.

This is how Hayden’s title-winning bike developed:

The Honda ridden by Nicky Hayden in the 2006 season was actually a development of the Honda that the Repsol riders had ridden in previous seasons. It was, for example, a development of the RC211V with which Rossi won the world title in 2002 and 2003, a powerful machine built on the “Big Bang” system, with a 990C V5 engine.

In 2006, it was a more powerful machine and with several modifications to the chassis, giving it more than 240 horsepower.


  • World Championships: 1
  • Wins with Hayden in 2006: 2
  • Podiums with Hayden in 2006: 10