2015 Honda RC213V-S PrototypeRemember Honda’s “Gawk Responsibly” ad campaign for its 2010 lineup of cruisers?
This was the first thing that surfaced in our minds when Honda Motor Europe unveiled the road-worthy RC213V-S Prototype at EICMA 2014 Milan Motorcycle show.The RC213V-S Prototype was ridden onto the EICMA stage by two-time MotoGP Champion Marc Marquez (Respol Honda).Honda Motor Europe is completely hush on all technical details, but the bike is basically a street-legal version of the RC213V prototype. It should arrive with 1000cc V4 similar to the engine offered in the MotoGP RC213V, and from the pics we know it arrives with Ohlins suspension and Brembo brakes.Everything else is there to make it street legal, including headlights, blinkers, brake lights, bar-end mirrors and a license-plate holder.At EICMA, Honda unveiled the bike in two color combos – Japanese flag graphics and a full carbon-fiber version.If this bike does make it to America, it will be truly exclusive and likely have a price approaching six figures. Until the official info is released, gawk responsibility at the pics above.
Our first segment introduces you to the new Arch 1s. This latest, slightly more sporting American V-twin, adds to the original KRGT1 coming from the boutique manufacturer based in Hawthorne, Southern California. Senior Editor Nic de Sena rode through Malibu with Gard Hollinger, who co-founded Arch Motorcycle with his friend, Keanu Reeves. The 1s is a unique ride for sure, and Nic explains what makes the bike really stand out.
For the entertaining story behind Arch Motorcycle from Gard Hollinger himself, you must listen to his podcast episode on Motos & Friends HERE
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In our second segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with multiple Emmy award-winning writer, Producer, Director, and actor, Thom Beers. the former Chairman & CEO of Fremantle Media North America, responsible for American Idol and America’s Got Talent.
Thom’s fertile imagination led to most of the really big reality TV shows such as ‘Deadliest Catch’ (now in its 17th season!), and many others. Of course for us in the motorcycle world, you’ll be interested to hear the genesis and story of how he started the first real fabrication reality show ‘Monster Garage’, that showcased Jesse James, and then how that led to ‘Biker Build Off’ and the ‘Zombie Choppers’ movie.
You’d imagine that most of Thom’s time is spent sitting behind a desk and on his phone. Not so. His intense stories of capturing much of the content for these shows make for some hair-raising listening.