RCV road bike at Milan show?

Honda will unveil a MotoGP inspired RCV 1000 in November, according to rumours

Posted: 27 September 2013
by Visordown News
Could the RCV1000 look like this? Some mags seem to think so
A Honda engine patent drawing

HONDA will unveil a MotoGP inspired RCV road bike in at the Milan bike show in November, according to rumours.

Italian websites are reporting that Honda insiders have said they will unveil a pre-production concept based on the RC213V raced in MotoGP by Marc Marquez. The 'RCV 1000' is said to be due for production in 2015.

However, pictures circulating bare more than a passing resemblance to a mock-up created by German magazine Motorrad in January.

They shows what looks like a bit like a 2012 Fireblade with a MotoGP RC213V swing arm, suspension and stubby rear end. There’s Fireblade styling up-front but with added beefy race-based forks. 

Motorrad said the bike would have a 1000cc V4-engine, produce over 200bhp, have a light alloy bridge frame and weigh less than 200kg fully fueled.

The magazine also suggested a price of around £40,000. According to the latest rumours, it could be over £80,000.

Latest reports are also saying it will have a V4 configuration and make over 200bhp, and pointing to Honda patent drawings.

In 2012, Honda Motor Co CEO Takanobu Ito said: ‘Honda is developing a new super sports motorcycle which will feature technologies derived from Honda’s MotoGP machines. This bike will seek to deliver the same passion and excitement that the RC30 super sports bike created when first introduced in 1987.'

Visordown has asked Honda for a comment on the latest reports. 

The Milan Motorcycle Exhibition starts on November 7.



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If this is true, WELCOME, the market needs some dreams on the road again, like in late 80's and early 90's, the best era for road bikes, best designs and best quality construction ever. Honda RC 30, Honda NR 750...

If this bike arrives is going to be a good base for CRT riders, WSB and BSB, TT will be win by Honda, defo...

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 15:55

Totaly pointless trinket,footballers and rock stars and actors form an orderly queue,as for it leading to bettter bikes track or road where are all the 8 valve per cylinder bikes ?

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 21:43

Sorry lads, and all the boys at HRC. The projects called off kneedown doesn't like it. You should all now go out and buy 1970's Triumphs and stand about talking about how "you're going to get them back on the road"...

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 09:52

Nice one Pagik!

Anyone know what mag they got this from and why there isn't the actual pic rather than photo of the page?

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 13:46

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