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Honda Tests 2014 MotoGP Prototype at Motegi (Photo)

Honda Tests 2014 MotoGP Prototype at Motegi
Honda Tests 2014 MotoGP Prototype at Motegi

2014 Honda MotoGP News

In efforts to lower costs in MotoGP, Honda has been working on a new prototype that will replace the current RC213V currently piloted by the Honda riders in MotoGP (Repsol’s Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez; Honda Gresini’s Alvaro Bautista; LCR Honda’s Stefan Bradl).

The new model will be unveiled by the end of 2013, and teams will begin using the bike (RC214V?) in 2014.

Honda’s keeping hush on the details, but released a statement and photo following a two-day test at Twin Ring Motegi circuit in Japan.

Shuhei Nakamoto (Executive Vice President of Honda Racing Corporation) says: “Development of the model is currently a little behind schedule but the test results showed more than what we had expected, in particular, with its running performance.

“We can’t announce its name or the specification at this stage but we will have an opportunity of announcing the details in the not too distant future. We will keep on developing the machine to meet the 2014 MotoGP technical and sporting regulations, and will introduce the model by the end of this year.”

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