FROM PROTOTYPE TO THE 2014 SEASON, HONDA UNVEILS THE RCV1000R

23823_New_2014_CRT_Machine Honda Racing Corporation has unveiled the Honda RCV1000R prototype machine which will be used from 2014 in the MotoGP “Open” Class (prototype machines with Magneti Marelli hardware and software, 24 litre tank and 12 engines per season). The goal of this new machine, which will be sold and not leased to the teams, is to compete in MotoGP with a reasonable budget. 

23821_New_2014_CRT_Machine The first outing for this new bike will be with the customer teams next Monday at the post-race Valencia test. The RCV1000R chassis is based on the current RC213V prototype bike, as is the engine – a 90° V4 producing over 175KW of power at 16,000rpm, utilising spring valves and a traditional gear box. The bike will be delivered with Öhlins suspension and Nissin brakes.

23822_New_2014_CRT_Machine Four riders will race on the RCV1000R in 2014, Nicky Hayden and TBC second rider (Aspar Team), Scott Redding (Honda Gresini Team) and Karel Abraham (Cardion AB Team). HRC test rider and two-time World Champion, Casey Stoner, has already tested the RCV1000R and provided positive feedback to HRC engineers. Two machines will be available for the three day test that will begin on Monday.

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