Friday 21st September 2012
PH2: HONDA TO BUILD ROADGOING MOTOGP REP
25 years after the RC30, Honda is making another street-legal racer
A quarter of a century after the benchmark RC30, Honda has announced that it will be launching a road-legal MotoGP replica.
So, what will this new bike be? Honda announced this year that it will be making a ‘production racer’ version of its RC213V to run in MotoGP, and there's a fair chance that the new rep will be based around this bike. That fits in with Honda’s current pushing of the V4 concept, as the RC213V features a ‘production’ version of the GP engine.
Honda has a fine tradition of V4s in its range, with homologation specials such as the RC30 and RC45 as well as the mini-V4 NC30 and NC35 and the iconic NR750, not to mention of course the enduring VFR. PH2 will bring you more info when we can dig it out.