The Honda RC213V-S is a high-performance, limited-edition, extremely
expensive road-legal superbike based on the MotoGP machine Honda used
to win the championship the last two years running.
The Honda RC213V-S is not just a fancy paint job and a louder exhaust
either. It inherits almost all of the high-tech materials, gadgets
and driveline of the MotoGP bike, with just a few minor adjustments
to make the bike both road legal, and more practical for everyday
Powering the RC213V-S is a 999cc DOHC V4 engine which produces 159
horsepower straight out of the box. However an optional track-only
kit which is available separately will get that up to 215 horsepower.
The transmission is the biggest difference between the MotoGP bike
and its roadgoing counterpart. Instead of a seamless transmission,
the unit fitted in the RC213V-S is a more conventional 6-speed unit.
Other notable changes include a minor adjustment of the steering angle,
different tires, different front brakes, and the required lighting,
indicators, and license plate mounts required to make it road legal.
Under the track-tested aerodynamic bodywork lies the same chassis
used on the MotoGP machine, complete with lightweight materials and
the latest Honda superbike technologies.
Pricing for the Honda RC213V-S starts at $184,000 in the USA, and
188,000 EUR in Europe.