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Honda Unveils RC213V-S Road-Legal Hyperbike Prototype at EICMA 2014

Do you dream of owning road-going version of the legendary Rapsol Honda racing bikes from the MotoGP? Well dream no more, as Honda's bike boffins have just unveiled the RC213V-S, a prototype for the most exciting machine with headlights... ever.
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The first thing that strikes us while looking at the RC-V track tool is that it seems very expensive. The whole things is made from carbon fiber, as if saying that not a single gram is out of place. In fact, the only thing separating it from the MotoGP bike are the headlights, which are mandatory for road-legal vehicles. It would be a shame to cover this beauty in racing livery, right? It would also be a shame not to check out the 91 photos we took at the Honda stand.

Honda Racing saw fit to display two RC213V-S models at EICMA. One wears the Japanese flag and honors 100 years of the EICMA show, the other is our carbon hero, ridden onto the stage by 2013 and 2014 champion Marc Marquez.

In his typical humorous style, Marquez joked about the RCV road bike, saying "This is my road bike, made just for me."
RC213V-S what's in the name?
"RC" are Honda's traditional racing letter for 4-stroke bikes. The 213 says this is the their works bike for the 21st century and the V is for the engine.

Under the carbon cladding is a 1-liter (51 cubic inch) V4 mill. It puts out an unhealthy amount of power, somewhere in the region of over 200 hp. MotoGP-derived electronics, suspension and gearbox are going to complete what is likely one of the most extreme two-wheelers any mortal can own. Of course, the bike maker has shied away from offering specific technical figures until the project is complete.

A rumor flying around at EICMA is that this Pagani Huayra of the bike world will cost somewhere in the region of €100,000, which is equivalent to $130,000. Ouch!

 
 
 
 
 

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