Post Listing Update: This RC213V-S was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown.
Last summer, Honda made a surprising announcement. They were going to build a street legal replica of their RC213V MotoGP bike. The heavens parted, a choir of angels sound, and all was right in the world. A price of $184,000 was high but not entirely unexpected. But then another number was announced and it left a lot of riders scratching their heads. Horsepower for the US market? 101. It should be noted that in Japan this bike puts out 68 horsepower and in Europe it puts out 157 – though Europe also got a race kit that then bumps power up to 212. Honda’s argument is this bike is all about the handling and the overall package. I say if you can afford almost $200k for a bike, you can have one of your presumably many friends in Europe buy a kit and ship it to you.
Honda included many components from the MotoGP bike – Brembo brakes, Ohlins TTX25 front fork and TTX36 shock, plus Marchesini forged magnesium wheels (which were made a little thicker for durability on the street). Fun fact: the dry clutch requires a service every 2,000 miles! For more on the RC213V-S and why it’s so incredible in the corners, check out this article on Motorcycle Online.
This example is claimed to be one of just three that were imported to the US. The dealer says they got two of them and they’ve already sold one. Find this RC213V-S for sale in Englewood, Colorado with bidding up to $110,600 and the reserve not yet met