Honda introduces prototype street-legal RC213V and adventure bike at EICMA

Honda introduces prototype street-legal RC213V and adventure bike at EICMA

Written by  on Tuesday, 04 November 2014 11:00

Today at the EICMA show in Italy, Honda Motor Europe is unveiling a pair of important prototype models, along with Honda’s 2015 model line: the MotoGP-derived RC213V-S Prototype and the True Adventure Prototype.

Road-going RC213V-S Prototype: Developed by Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) and Honda Motor, the RC213V-S is a road-going prototype of the awesome Championship-winning MotoGP RC213V machine. Inspired by, and developed with input from many legendary GP riders, the RC213V-S Prototype is set to be the ultimate road-going motorcycle.

Two machines are being presented: a static bike painted with a distinctive Japanese flag to mark 100 years of the EICMA show, along with a fully functioning, running version clothed in full carbon fiber, fittingly ridden onto the stage by 2013-’14 MotoGP champion Marc Marquez.

True Adventure Prototype: The second prototype on display is the True Adventure Prototype. Inspired by both Honda’s fantastic heritage in adventure motorcycling and its recent Dakar program, the True Adventure Prototype captures the product direction as Honda seeks to expand its presence in the Adventure segment. This prototype has been developed to deliver outstanding off-road capability, and could provide the basis of a true round-the-world motorcycle. It’s flanked by the current Team HRC CRF450 Rally and, paying respect to Honda’s competition legacy, the 1989 Paris-Dakar-winning NXR Africa Twin ridden by Gilles Lalay.

For images and information on these two exciting prototypes, please refer to Honda’s dedicated EICMA media site: www.honda-eicma.com

-- From Chris Jonnum / Dispatch Communications

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