Honda Unveils Road-Going RC213V-S Prototype At EICMA

Live From Italy: Honda Motor Europe reveals two important prototypes at the EICMA show.

The 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 Honda's 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 unveiled at EICMA is the True Adventure Prototype. Inspired by both Honda’s 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.