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News Honda RC213V-S Released in Australia

Discussion in 'Motorcycling News' at netrider.net.au started by hornet, Nov 5, 2014.

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  2. looks stupid with that red face on the side
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  3. Man, that looks super sweet to me. Good post Hornet.

    @Uncle Greg@Uncle Greg i can even live with the huge smiley
  4. Nice looking ride hate to think how much coin that'd set you back but what's with that creepy 'face' thing?
  5. Totally agree... the bike looks fantastic apart from that colour scheme.
  6. Who, and why, changed my thread title? I thought Moderators were not to edit the content of other peoples' posts?
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  7. I can't not see the face on the side now :)
  8. Sorry that was me.

    Bike looks cool I like the face on the side it's very friendly.
  9. To state the obvious, the red circle is the Japanese flag.
  10. oh really ?
  11. From Visordown:
    'Two machines have been presented; a static bike painted with a distinctive Japanese flag to mark 100 years of the EICMA show, along with a fully functioning, running version clothed in full carbon-fibre, fittingly ridden onto the stage by 2013/14 MotoGP champion, Marc Marquez.'

    Read more: http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle...v-road-bike-unveiled/25843.html#ixzz3IHS4lCO3

    Work it out yourself.
  12. dude it was obvious and thanks for pointing that out, at the school I went to it was compulsory to study Japanese for 4 years the school was aligned with a school in japan, my brother was an exchange student in form 5
    shame on me for not recognising the rising sun
  13. oh I have been accused of sarcasm in the past
  14. A bit underwhelming if you ask me... looks already dated. Definitely doesn't warrant a $100k plus pricetag if that is what Honda are thinking to sell it for.
  15. I think the bike just went up in value.
  16. So just to be clear in my own mind, it's NOT a smiley face with the eyes, nose and mouth missing?
  17. How so?
  18. #18 NetriderBot, Jun 13, 2015
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 13, 2015
    Honda Motorcycles is raising the bar once again, with one of the most highly anticipated motorcycles in the manufacturer's rich history set to hit Australian shores.

    The famous MotoGP replica, RC213V-S, is now available to Australian riders and is set to change the road bike landscape forever.

    Developed by Honda Racing Corporation (HRC), the RC213V-S is a road going model of the legendary Championship-winning MotoGP RC213V machine. Inspired by, and developed with input from many legendary GP riders, Honda's latest offering is set to be the ultimate road going motorcycle.

    The meticulous replication of all the traits that made the RC213V a MotoGP champion, as well as the thoughtful development of new practical features, make the RC213V-S unlike any other motorcycle on the open road.

    The development team spent countless hours poring over ways to make as few changes to the MotoGP racer as practically possible.

    With the exception of a few components required for compliance such as rear-view mirrors and a muffler, as well as practical changes for public roads such as the addition of a starter motor and tweaks to the brake discs and pads, very few key aspects of the motorcycle have been changed from the race-ready legend.

    The RC213V-S takes a number of cues from the racey RCV1000R; a switch was made to the RCV1000R coil spring system to sit in line with a more realistic maintenance structure. The seamless transmission was also changed to a conventional system like the RCV1000R.

    In keeping with the heightened focus on handling, a long wheelbase has been adopted to better utilise the power of the V4 1000cc engine, while light-weight suspension boost the overall performance of the motorcycle.

    With the RC213V-S, you can also experience the real power performance of the RC213V with the specialised Sports Kit optional with the purchase of the new model. The Sports Kit allows the rider to truly experience the power and agility of a MotoGP-spec motorcycle on a closed circuit.

    The RC213V-S will be sold from Honda directly after a customer qualifying process and built to order with a lead time of 6 to 12 months.

    For more details about this revolutionary motorcycle visit the global minisite www.rc213v-s.com

    more »
  19. #19 NetriderBot, Jun 13, 2015
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    No, that headline isn’t a mistake. The much hyped Honda RC213V-S – supposedly a road legal MotoGP bike has been unveiled today and it’s a massive disappointment. We’d said many months ago that a ridiculously priced motorcycle that just uses parts from MotoGP brings nothing of intrinsic value to the market, but it’s actually worse than we thought.

    You see, the RC213V-S is anything but a road legal MotoGP bike. For whatever reason, Honda has made the bike street legal in a shockingly limited way. For the eye watering price of $184,000 (in USD) you get a bike you can ride on the road plus a kit to convert the bike to something closer to MotoGP spec – only when kitted out like that, it can’t be used on the street.

    In street trim, the RC213V-S produces 75kw (101bhp) at 8000 rpm. Why? We have no idea, but that’s less than the current model Triumph Daytona 675R which makes 92 kW (124 hp) @ 12,600 rpm. Hell, it’s less than a huge number of cruisers, adventure bikes, sports-tourers and so on.

    Oh, did we mention that the kit isn’t even being sold in the United States? That’s only for Europe and Australia for some reason. So for those living in the USA who are incredibly stupid but don’t want others to know it – don’t buy this bike. Instead, get a Ducati 1299 Panigale – a bike that is also street legal, pumps out 205 hp but costs one tenth that of the Honda.

    Perhaps you’re thinking that this bike must have some super technology to warrant the price, like lasers or the ability to levitate, or maybe it farts unicorns. Nope. Unlike the MotoGP bike, it doesn’t get the seamless-shift transmission, nor the pneumatic valve system. Its dry weight in street trim is 170kg – again heavier than a Panigale.

    In track trim the figures do improve, with horsepower increasing to 212 hp (still down on the MotoGP figure of 235 hp) and weight reduces to 160kg dry. But as we said before, if you live in America, tough luck because you can’t have the sports kit. In Europe the asking price is €188,000 and $244,000 in Australia.


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