Honda has revealed a production-ready, road-going version of its RC213V racing bike. The latter has won MotoGP championships for two seasons in a row in 2013 and 2014.
Dubbed the RC213V-S and described by Honda as the “Absolute MotoGP Machine for the Street”, the road-ready model features a number of changes and additions in comparison with the RC213V.
While inheriting the race bike’s camshaft gear train structure, Honda engineers have made a switch for the pneumatic valve to a coil spring system for maintenance purposes on the RC213V-S. The bike further retains the same 1.0L V4 engine as the racing machine, but with a traditional 6-speed transmission.
The road bike is also bigger and heavier than the GP racer, weighing in at 170 kg, which is exactly 12 kg more than the RC213V. The extra girth is likely the result of the added lights and street equipment.
In terms of power, a 157 bhp version will be made available for Europe, while an optional race-track only kit will elevate that figure to 212 bhp.
Chassis and swingarm are identical to the RCV1000R racebike, with forged magnesium Marchesini wheels and Bridgestone RS10 tyres.