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Old Jun 5th 2015, 10:04 AM   #1
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Honda RC213V-S Spotted Testing in Japan!

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Old Jun 5th 2015, 12:53 PM   #2
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Anyone got a spare 20 million Yen laying around? (20 million Yen = $159,303.69 US)
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Had seen that in MCN. Think I'd save my money and go for the bargain basement Panigale R instead!

After all, think about it. That thing is basically a detuned, streetified version of the bike Nicky Hayden rode last year. No seamless box, no pneumatic valves, no super-duper electronics, less power, etc.

Chaz recently did four seconds off his SBK time at Imola on the '15 R (on street tires, no less), so there's a decent performance delta. Last year at Phillip Island, Chaz' best race lap was only one tenth off Nicky's best on the open class RC213V, with most being about a second off. So the GP bike was barely quicker than the '14 Ducati SBK bike. No doubt the street version will be a cool bike, but I'll be surprised if it's much over a second a lap quicker than an R - at best. Not that anyone's going to risk binning one anyway; collector's special I'd say.
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At that price the SL is a bargain
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It looks good, hopefully they can distill 85% of it into a new CBR for a sane price
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Originally Posted by Steve B View Post
Had seen that in MCN. Think I'd save my money and go for the bargain basement Panigale R instead!

After all, think about it. That thing is basically a detuned, streetified version of the bike Nicky Hayden rode last year. No seamless box, no pneumatic valves, no super-duper electronics, less power, etc.

Chaz recently did four seconds off his SBK time at Imola on the '15 R (on street tires, no less), so there's a decent performance delta. Last year at Phillip Island, Chaz' best race lap was only one tenth off Nicky's best on the open class RC213V, with most being about a second off. So the GP bike was barely quicker than the '14 Ducati SBK bike. No doubt the street version will be a cool bike, but I'll be surprised if it's much over a second a lap quicker than an R - at best. Not that anyone's going to risk binning one anyway; collector's special I'd say.
Who cares . What about the sound of it to be able to pull up anywhere and feel like a rock star because you have a massive wallet .Lifes too short to be modest if your loaded .
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Old Jun 5th 2015, 11:51 PM   #7
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I actually never want to care what other people think about my wallet.
I'd rather ride a bike that I can enjoy very much.
Now, if that RCV is enjoyable, I would love to try it, yeeeesh
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Old Jun 6th 2015, 04:32 AM   #8
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i saw a clip of it being started up somewhere and it was very disappointing, it basically just sounded like any normal honda without a racing exhaust.

With the desmo if you hear it being started it's a major event and that's part of the appeal.

The bike look amazing and with it being a honda i'm sure it will handle great and it does look like a motogp bike which has got to be worth an extra 100k
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Originally Posted by Steve B View Post
Had seen that in MCN. Think I'd save my money and go for the bargain basement Panigale R instead!

After all, think about it. That thing is basically a detuned, streetified version of the bike Nicky Hayden rode last year. No seamless box, no pneumatic valves, no super-duper electronics, less power, etc.

I'd say.
but is that not the point it's a bike that was essentially on the motogp grid last year, for me there is a huge amount of appeal with that.
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Old Jun 6th 2015, 04:44 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by Marmoot View Post
I actually never want to care what other people think about my wallet.
I'd rather ride a bike that I can enjoy very much.
Now, if that RCV is enjoyable, I would love to try it, yeeeesh
Sounds sensible 🐱
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