Honda RC213V-S finally unveiled

Honda RC213V-S finally unveiled

Honda has finally taken the wraps off the stunning RC213V-S, a road-going version of the RC213V MotoGP bike.

The Japanese manufacturer first revealed it in November at the EICMA Show in Milan, where it received widespread praise.

As well as its stunning appearance, the new RC213V-S will also handle and manoeuvre like the MotoGP version, says Honda, thanks to a deliberate effort to ‘ensure mass concentration and reduced friction’.

Lightweight materials and precise machining processes have also been incorporated, alongside the same control technologies and systems used on the race bike.

As a road going version, not everything can be the same, and mirrors, signals, licence plates and lights have all been added.

The RC213V-S is also longer and wider than the MotoGP bike, has a lower fuel capacity and less power, as you’d expect.

While official UK prices have yet to be revealed, the European price tag for one of the most eagerly anticipated bikes in recent times is €188,000, which translates to around £140,000.

Orders for the new Honda RC213V-S will be accepted from 13 July and while The Bike Insurer is yet to get a quote request for the big bike, don’t expect it to be cheap to insure.
Honda RC213V-S centre display and console up close

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