The RC30 is peak Honda. It was never the everyman’s superbike (it was the opposite, really), but the symbiosis of all its related parts made it incredibly refined, an adjective so often applied to the most Honda-y of Hondas. Lighter than its plebeian competition, the RC30 (or VFR750R in Europe and Asia) was hand-built by the boffins at HRC. Boasting titanium connecting rods, trick elf single-sider, and minuscule proportions, the RC30 won two WorldSBK championships right out of the box, thanks to the talent of Fred “The Flying Mullet” Merkel. Okay, that wasn’t his actual nickname.