2015 Repsol Honda RC213V MotoGP Racer Revealed

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung

Honda revealed its 2015 RC213V MotoGP race prototype which the company hopes will win a third consecutive world championship. Two-time defending champion Marc Marquez and teammate Dani Pedrosa were on hand for the presentation in Bali to show the new graphics package for the RC213V.

The 2015 livery looks fairly similar to last year’s winning paint scheme. Spanish oil company Repsol remains the most prominent sponsor, lending the RC213V its orange color scheme. Red Bull also returns in a larger sponsorship role, with the energy drink producer’s bull logo now appearing along the windscreen, on the front fender and belly pan and under the tail.

“It’s been a long and busy Winter break and now I’m really looking forward to starting the season!” says Marquez. “It’s great to be able to present our new bikes in Indonesia, together with our partner Astra Honda, it’s such a beautiful backdrop! It’s my first time here in Bali and it’s wonderful to see all the fans here and feel their enthusiasm for MotoGP. Tomorrow we leave for Malaysia, I’ve trained a lot during last month to prepare myself for these first two tests in Sepang and I’m excited to be with my crew again and see how the new bike is working after Valencia test!”

2015 Honda RC213V Specs
Overall length (mm)2,052
Overall width (mm)645
Overall height (mm)1,110
Wheelbase (mm)1,435
Road clearance115
Weight (kg)As per FIM regulations
Engine typeliquid-cooled, four-stroke, DOHC 4 valve, V-4
Maximum powerOver 180 kW (~241 hp)
Frame typeAluminum twin-tube
Wheels Front (inch)16.5
Wheels Rear (inch)16.5
Suspension FrontTelescopic fork
Suspension RearPro-link
Fuel tank capacity (litres)20

[Source: Honda]

Dennis Chung
Dennis Chung

Dennis has been a part of the Motorcycle.com team since 2008, and through his tenure, has developed a firm grasp of industry trends, and a solid sense of what's to come. A bloodhound when it comes to tracking information on new motorcycles, if there's a new model on the horizon, you'll probably hear about it from him first.

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