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MotoGP-Derived Honda RC213V-S Rumored to Show Up on 11th of June

Honda Italia, the main European branch of the house of Tokyo has neither confirmed nor denied the rumor, but media already speaks about the imminent launch of the RC213V-S machine. The official introduction of the Honda RC213V-S superbike is said to take place on the 11th of June, but until further notice, we're taking things with a (large) grain of salt.
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The RC213V-S made its debut as a prototype with a rather uncertain future last year at the EICMA show in Milan. This is a true dream bike, as it is said to incorporate a lot of the technologies that can be found in the RC213V machines reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez and his teammate Dani Pedrosa ride in the premier class.

Honda has been rather secretive as to the extent of high-tech engineering the RC213V-S will be endowed with. However, judging by what other manufacturers have delivered in the segment, we should not expect MotoGP-like power figures.200 horsepower seems like a decent option
In a way, the hopes of Honda fans are linked to this bike. Some of them believe that the all-new superbike might become the starting point in developing a new generation of CBR1000RR machines. In a way, Honda is probably expected to follow into the steps of Yamaha and deliver a flagship bike with solid input from MotoGP, yet in a streetable fashion and with an affordable price.

Well, the price of the RC213V-S is definitely not going to make it a very popular bike, as the new Honda is expected to be really expensive. We could expect the RC213V-S to tap into the 200hp territory, which seems to be the new rule for such bikes, and put Honda within striking range of the BMW S1000RR, Yamaha R1, or Kawasaki Ninja H2.

No word on where the alleged launch could be, but since the Barcelona MotoGP round takes place June 12-14, having the Repsol Honda riders in the city already that Thursday creates some opportunities. Stay tuned.

 
 
 
 
 

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