announced that their MotoGP competing motorcycle, the RC213V will soon see a
road version model named RC213V-S available for purchase by customers.
start accepting offers for the road version of their MotoGP racing bike from
July 13, 2015. To make the motorcycle public road worthy and legal, Honda will
tune the existing model. Some specification changes will be made to the
motorcycle for it to be usable on public roads.
With a long
lineage in motorsport, with entries in the Isle of Man TT races and successful TT
wins, the trophy cabinet at Honda will show 600 victories between 1954-2005. As
of June 11, 2015, their cumulative victory tally is just shy of 700. Ever since
competing in the Isle of Man TT races, Honda has consistently developed
machines exclusively for racing toward the goal of creating the world’s easiest
machine to maneuver based on this Honda principle, racking up victory after
victory in races along the way.
The RC213V-S has been developed according to this Honda principle, making it possible for the RC213V, which has won the 2013 and 2014 MotoGP championships on the trot, to run on public roads. The RC213V-S has inherited the specifications of the RC213V to thoroughly ensure mass concentration and reduced friction, as well as all key aspects in manufacturing that set the RC213V apart as a MotoGP machine from ordinary mass production models, with overwhelming differences which involve light weight and precise machining of the components, plus superior expert skills required in manufacturing. In addition, the RC213V-S is equipped with control technologies used on the RC213V. The RC213V consists only of the necessary parts for winning races, based on the idea of changing specifications as necessary according to the rider and course. To achieve the specifications that make the RC213V-S eligible to run on public roads, the minimal amount of necessary changes and additions has been made compared to the RC213V.
The RC213V-S will only be sold in selected regions such as Europe, the U.S., Australia and Japan only. If any of us Indians want a piece of this cake, well we can’t, unless one of us imports it from these countries by paying more than twice the asking price in taxes. Such a shame we will probably never see one in the flesh on India roads.
Source: Honda / Motown India
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