First Picture of the Honda RCV1000RR Production Racer

Honda unveils their new RCV1000R production racer prototype, just ahead of the last round of the 2013 MotoGP championship, the Gran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana.
Honda 2014 RCV1000RR Production Racer 2 photos
Honda 2014 RCV1000RR Production Racer
The new machine will be up for leasing to the actual CRT teams, which by the way will be referred to as "Open Class" staring from 2014.

Honda's HRC Executive Vice President Shuhei Nakamoto, and Project leader Tomonori Sato were present at the event and announced the first outing of the machine will be on Monday, during the official post-race test in Valencia.

The 2013 RCV1000R is pretty similar to the RC213V machine currently ridden by Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez. The chassis is derived from the current racer and the V4 engine will deliver 235hp @16,000 rpm, but the valvetrain will be using springs, whereas the RC213V's is a pneumatic one.

On the other side, the RCV1000R comes with Nissin brakes instead of Brembo, but Öhlins suspensions instead on Showa. It looks like Honda is keen to learn more from the future races for developing Nissin products, than they are keen on doing the same for Showa dampers.

No less than 4 riders will be using the RCV1000R in 2014: Nicky Hayden (Aspar Team), Scott Redding (Honda Gresini Team), Karel Abraham (Cardion AB Team) and Hayden's yet-to-be announced Aspar team mate.
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