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!