Honda will be internationally launching the MotoGP championship’s RC213V model in a street legal avatar, which has been named as RC213V-S.
Honda is one of the leading motorcycle manufacturers when it comes to racing, right from the Isle of Man TT to the MotoGP championship. The company’s RC213V model is used in the MotoGP and recently won two consecutive world championships in 2013 and 2014 with rider Marc Marquez. Honda has decided to make changes to the specifications of the RC213V and introduce it in a street legal avatar as the RC213V-S. The Japanese manufacturer is already ready with the new superbike and will be launching the same on 13th July 2015.
The Honda RC213V-S will be one of the richest bikes when it comes to racing technology, as it invokes all the company’s learnings from the races it has competed in. To win world championship races, the motorcycle must be the fastest in the world, but according to Honda it must also be an easy machine to maneuver as well. Ever since the company started competing in the Isle of Man TT races, they have constantly developed bikes exclusively for racing and have also created the easiest handling motorcycles as well.
The RC213V-S inherits all of the features and technologies used on the RC213V. The road going version carries minimum amount of changes and additions as compared to the RC213V, it weighs a mere 160 kgs. Changes include the introduction of a coil spring system instead of the pneumatic valve and the seamless racing transmission has been replaced by a conventional system. The additions made for riding the bike on public roads include a headlight, tail light, license plate with lamps, front and rear turn signals, rear view mirrors, instrument cluster, horn, self starter, side stand, a Honda smart key and others.
The Honda RC213V-S will continue to remain a single-seater and will be powered by a 999cc, liquid-cooled 4-stroke engine that generates 159 PS of power at 11,000 RPM and 102 Nm of torque at 10,500 RPM and will have a fuel tank capacity of 16.3 litres. The superbike will be priced at €188,000 (around Rs. 1.3 crores) inclusive of all taxes in Europe. The pricing is very steep to say the least, but the money gets you a bike derived directly from MotoGP characteristics, further adding to its exclusivity.