2014 EICMA: 2015 Honda RC213V-S Preview

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung

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.

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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  • Little Britches Little Britches on Nov 04, 2014

    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.

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    • Mahatma Mahatma on Nov 04, 2014

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

  • Zedzedor Zedzedor on Nov 04, 2014

    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?

    I just want to give that throttle tube a tease and experience what this thing rides like. It's a decent guess that this thing will perhaps be the most costly of all the bikes we've seen so far, though. The price of that Ohlins suspension alone might be more than your average street bike retails for.

    Oh well, maybe I could rob a bank somewhere...