But personally, the Benly was an available teaser for what filled us with yearning in that time—Honda's onrushing revolution in racing, which made unbeatable horsepower from super rpm. The high song of Honda's 250 racing fours at 14,000 rpm was our future. The 6000-rpm blatt of British twins and the "bunk-bunk-bunk" of classic singles were the dying sounds of the past. In 1967 we would at last hear "in person" the woop-woop warm-up of the RC-166 six-cylinder 250 at the Canadian Grand Prix. When the mechanic dropped the throttle, the engine stopped instantly because its crankshaft had been given mass as close to zero as Honda engineering could contrive. As a boy, Mr. Honda himself had run after the first car he had ever seen, breathing in its exotic smells. In identical fashion, we reveled in the music of the six his company had created.