2016 Honda RC213V-S: MotoGP for the Street

Jun 15, 2015 View Comments by

2016 RC213V-SSay Hello to Marc Marquez’s Daily Ride –

If you’re one of the lucky few who don’t have to ask how much things cost because you know you can afford it, you still may want to pop the question before signing any paperwork pertaining to this Honda. That’s because the RC213V-S is so closely related to Honda’s RC213V MotoGP bike that Marc Marquez piloted to championships each of the last two seasons that it commands a king’s ransom of $184,000. In exchange for your retirement nest egg you’ll receive a bike with “minimal changes” from the full race version.

The RC213V-S is powered by a 999cc V4 with titanium connecting rods and sand cast aluminum crankcase. The bike features a swingarm, slipper clutch, magnesium Marchesini wheels, pressurized Öhlins fork, and numerous other parts identical to the MotoGP machine. There’s and underseat fuel tank, carbon fiber reinforced fairing, Brembo brakes (not carbon ceramic), and plenty of other high-dollar goodies. The street bike also inherits many of its older brother’s electronics.

Of course, the market motorcycles that cost as much as a house is rather exclusive and the RC213V-S will cater to it with a very limited number available to U.S. customers.

If you’d prefer a MotoGP bike to financial security (and who could blame you?), then head over to www.RC213V-S.com at 3:00 p.m. PST on July 12 to make your reservation.

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