Honda unveils 2014 production MotoGP bike
|By Pablo Elizalde||Thursday, November 7th 2013, 15:17 GMT|
Honda has officially unveiled the bike that will be offered to privateer MotoGP teams as an alternative to CRT equipment from next year.
The RCV1000R prototype will compete in the 'Open' class category which includes bikes with standard Magneti Marelli hardware and software, 24-litre fuel tanks and 12 engines per season.
The bike will be sold, not leased, to the teams.
Three teams - Aspar, Gresini and Cardion - have already secured deals to use the bike next year.
Honda's new bike is based on the current RC213V prototype machine. Two-time world champion Casey Stoner has been in charge of helping the manufacturer with its development in recent weeks.
The bike, powered by V4 engine producing over 230HP at 16,000rpm, was presented in Valencia ahead of the final race of the MotoGP season.