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.