Honda Reveals Road-Going MotoGP and Adventure Bike Prototypes

Honda's RC213V-S Prototype
Honda’s RC213V-S Prototype, painted with a distinctive Japanese flag to mark 100 years of the EICMA show.

Today at the EICMA show in Italy, Honda Motor Europe unveiled a pair of prototype models, along with Honda’s 2015 model line.

The RC213V-S Prototype was developed by Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) and Honda Motor to be 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.

Honda's RC213V-S Prototype
Honda’s RC213V-S Prototype, clothed in full carbon fiber.

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

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The True Adventure Prototype by Honda.
The True Adventure Prototype by Honda, 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.

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.

No further details were available—we will update this post when we get more information.

The True Adventure Prototype by Honda.
The True Adventure Prototype by Honda.

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