2016 Honda RC213V-S | Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide
So often a conservative company, Honda does have a rebellious streak–and things don’t get much wilder than the hyper-expensive 2016 Honda RC213V-S.
Putting the price into the stratosphere is the fact that the bike is very much last year’s MotoGP bike brought to the street with as few changes as possible.
The most obvious change is the limiting of the rpm to 9400, which caps the horsepower and torque at levels that are actually below liter-bike standards. Regardless, find a way to buy a Race Kit (which won’t be imported into the US) and the 999cc engine will be restored power to the full 214 horsepower at 14,000 rpm.
Ultimate MotorCycling’s Arthur Coldwells rode the uncorked bike (as well as the European street version) and reports that it far exceeds all expectations for power and handling.
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2016 Honda RC213V-S Specs:
- Engine type: Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 4-valve DOHC V-4
- Fuel delivery: PGM-DSFI electronic fuel injection with φ48mm throttle bodies
- Bore x stroke: 81.0 x 48.5mm
- Compression ratio: 13:1
- Displacement: 999cc
- Max. power output: 101 horsepower at 8000 rpm
- Max. torque: 66 ft/lbs at 8000 rpm
- Clutch: Dry, multiplate with coil spring
- Gearbox: 6-speed, constant mesh
- Front brakes: 320 x 5.5 mm dual hydraulic disc (YUTAKA) with 4-piston calipers and m/c (Brembo)
- Rear brakes: 220 x 5 mm hydraulic disc (YUTAKA) with 2-piston caliper (Brembo) and m/c (Nissin)
- Front: suspension Telescopic with gas-charged TTX25 (Öhlins) spring preload ,compression and rebound damping adjustment, 130mm stroke
- Rear suspension: Pro-Link with gas-charged TTX36 (Öhlins) spring preload, compression and rebound damping adjustment, 64mm stroke
- Front tire: 120/70 ZR17 M/C Bridgestone RS10
- Rear tire: 190/55 ZR17 M/C Bridgestone RS10
- Front wheel: 7-spoke forged magnesium (Marchesini)
- Rear wheel: 7-spoke forged magnesium (Marchesini)
- Frame type: Diamond
- Dry weight: 380 pounds
- Curb weight: 418 pounds
- Rake: 24° 35′
- Trail: 4.1 inches
- Dimensions (LxWxH): 81x31x44 inches
- Ground clearance: 4.7 inches
- Seat height: 32.7 inches
- Wheelbase: 57.7 inches
2016 Honda RC213V-S Price:
- MSRP $184,000