Honda has announced that its new RC213V-S MotoGP replica will hit European and US dealerships soon, for €188,000 and $184,000 respectively. The RC213V-S which was first unveiled last year – as a street-legal prototype – at the EICMA is Honda’s first MotoGP replica . It is closely based on the MotoGP beast RC213V which Repsol Honda’s Casey Stoner piloted to the 2011 Championship, and Marc Marquez to the 2013 and 2014 Championships.
The new street-legal Honda RC213V-S “represents a wholly new endeavor to make it possible for a machine developed for competition in MotoGP races to run on public roads.” The bike has been updated with specifications that make the RC213V-S eligible to run on public road, such as Pneumatic valves have been replaced with coil springs and the gearbox was changed to a conventional system.
Other features equipped for riding on public roads inlcude hHeadlight, taillight, license plate lamps, front and rear turn signals, right and left rearview mirrors, speedometer, muffler with a catalyst, license plate holders, horn, Honda Smart Key, self starter, side stand, and so on. The bike has a steering angle of 26 degrees, the 17-inch wheels are wrapped in RS10 tyres by Bridgestone Corporation, the front brake disc by Yutaka Giken is made of stainless steel and the brake pad made by Brembo.
The Europe- and Australian versions have a total output of 160 hp, while the US-spec version will produce only 101 horsepower, due to a stateside rev-limiter of 9,400 rpm, and it wont be available with the optional close-circuit kit. In Europe the RC213V-S will be priced at €188,000, while the 2015 Honda RC213V-S US-spec version will be available for $184,000.
The 2016 Honda RC213V-S will come in HRC Tricolor or Carbon Fiber. Reservation will start at 3 p.m. PST on July 12, 2015, here.