Two-time reigning MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez was on hand to help Honda reveal the new RC213V-S prototype, a street-legal version of his race bike.

Unfortunately, Honda did not provide any specific technical details about the RC213V-S, saying only that it was inspired by, and developed from Honda’s racing program. We can, however, make some assumptions based on the racebike.


The engine is a 1000cc V-4, just like the MotoGP racer, though it remains to be seen how closely the engines resemble each other. Like the race bike, the RC213V-S is equipped with Ohlins suspension and Brembo brakes.

Visually, the RC213V-S resembles the race prototype, except with the addition of street-legal bits such as headlights, taillight, turn signals, license plate holder and bar-end mirrors.

Honda did not provide a timeline for when the RC213V-S will enter production, though it stressed it will not be a replacement for the CBR1000RR as the company’s main literbike competitor. Honda did tell us that the RC213V-S will be available in the U.S. Pricing will likely be in excess of $100,000.

Follow the rest of our 2014 EICMA Show coverage for more information on new 2015 motorcycle announcements.

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  • Abdulla Al-Shaikh

    Such an eye candy… I mean sore, sorry, couldn’t see my keyboard anymore.
    Same goes to the new R1, the year of the fast and the ugly.

  • little britches

    WOW, A replica of a GP bike with 1980’s mirrors and stalk front blinkers?? C’mon Honda, for the astronomical price this turd will have it should at least have updated street parts! Good thing it is a prototype because they need to do some more changes.

    • little britches

      On second thought, its just going to be another NR750 garage bike anyway, Jay Leno wont be riding it so who cares what it looks like while it collects dust in a museum.

      • little britches

        For $60,000 it should have more than a piece of foam for a seat too, LOL

        • fastfreddie

          It’s perfectly acceptable to buy a blade instead.Calm down dude:)

    • Joel

      Don’t get much track time do ya? 😉

  • Zedzedor

    Some really fussy people out there in the world. Here we’re getting given a genuine road version of a top spec Grand Prix machine and people are moaning about the indicators?! WTF?

    Who gives a crap about the indicators. Or, where the mirrors are attached. What the hell is wrong with you people?!