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Will the road-going RCV look like this?

Thu, 25 Oct 2012

Honda announced in a dry-as-you-like press release that a new bike was coming.  Not another motorcycle-cum-medical aid like the DN-01 or Integra, this is going to be a proper bike.

A bike in a similar vein to previous bikes in the RC series, the RC30, RC45 and RC51, aimed squarely at winning races.

So what's it going to look like? Honda have always said their reason for no electronics, rider aids or ABS on their Fireblade has bee to keep it pure. Yet Kawasaki, BMW, Aprilia and Ducati have thrown everything at their superbikes and come away with victories. Honda? Not so much.

This new RC will be raced in World Superbikes. Honda are clearly pissed-off that Aprilia have taken 'their' V4 and won with it. Twice. So this new Honda is bound to be something very special indeed.

Luca Bar has knocked up this great Photoshop effort. If it looked like this, they'd sell 'em all, no matter what they managed to achieve on track.

By Ben Cope

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