The World Press Review of the Honda RC213V-S, the world’s fastest competing MotoGP machine which was directly made commercially available, was held on September 18 at the Valencia Circuit in Spain.
Hikaru Miyagi, a former GP rider from Japan, participates in the gathering that is limited to the world’s motorcycle journalists. He said the following prior to the test drive.
“I have been riding motorcycles all over the world for a long time. There are many sports bikes in the world which costs as much as 2.5 million yen per unit. However, this RC213V-S costs 22 million yen per unit. Can one possibly fathom that 10-fold goodness, for example? I won’t have any idea about its true value until I get to ride it.”
Miyagi is just one of the few riders who has ridden on the RC213V used by Marc Marquez. RC213V-S is a street model which was based on that RC213V, and he is one of the few people in the world who can sense the difference.
“It certainly is an uncharted territory for me. What kind of craftsmanship has Honda incorporated into it? I’m looking forward to it.”
I waited for Miyagi’s return and listened to his first hand account.
“It was more than what I expected! It has put everything in order to an extremely high level.”
The commercial version has imitated the purpose as well as the required specifications of the race machine. What has Honda changed and how did they do it to create a commercial vehicle that can also be called the best in the world? A prompt announcement on the RC213V-S’ magnificence will be made before those details will be revealed.
(Translated by: Michael Sabaldan)