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EICMA: Honda RC213V-S prototype

Nov 04, 2014

The Honda RC213V-S was unveiled at the EICMA show in Milan, Italy this morning. 

2015 Honda RC213V-S Prototype
2015 Honda RC213V-S Prototype. Honda Photo.

In unfortunately typical Honda fashion, the bike is still being called a prototype and Honda has yet to release any sort of specs for the bike. The RC213V-S is supposed to be Honda's MotoGP bike made street-legal, and presumably detuned so that you don't have to replace the engine after a couple of dozen rides, as they do in MotoGP.

The RC213V-S was wheeled on stage by MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez and our boots on the ground say the bike is a stunner in person, right down to the carbon fiber fairings.

It's been a good year for street bike fashion, and that Japanese flag motif may take the cake. I wish we had more to discuss than paint and flags, but that will have to wait until another day. For now, let's just take a moment of silence and ogle these pictures.

Honda RC213V-S
2015 Honda RC213V-S Prototype. Honda Photo.

Honda CBR1000RR
2015 Honda CBR1000RR. Honda photo.
With no word on when customers will be able to buy the RC213V-S (assuming they have that kind of cash), those who want to buy a Honda sportbike right now also have new paint to choose from. Honda is releasing another Repsol livery version of its CBR1000RR. The twist this time: You can choose between a Marquez 93 or a Dani Pedrosa 26 number on the front.