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MCN  says:

Poll: What do you want from the RCV road bike?

Tetsuo Suzuki, the boss of HRC wants to hear from MCN readers about what they want the promised V4 1000cc RCV road bike to be like, and how much they think it should cost. One of the internal debates within Honda is just exactly what form the bike should take. One camp wants to make the bike as near as possible...

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  • Posted 3 years ago (10 October 2012 13:09)

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Aug 09

Posts: 180

busaman195 says:

mr honda.

220bhp at the wheel,good colours for this 20k bike?light wheels, brembo brakes.35mpg,and a shit hot sound!.

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Feb 11

Posts: 2643

gungerdin8 says:


like the look of this bike  HOWEVER

i dont like the price if its going to compet its gotta be the 13/14 grand mark 4 the rd

i dont like the rear end looks like an old strad

but ive hhad 2 blades in the past n love m



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Nov 10

Posts: 296

COZ69 says:


Just put a plate on the moto gp bike with lights, and I dont care if its £80,000

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Apr 12

Posts: 143

69Fastback says:


"What does WSBK have to do with what we can buy at a dealer?"


You appear to think that a production 'road' bike should be as close to a GP bike as possible. Wrong! Only the Desmosedici is that close, and you wont see that placed in the 'Best Road Bike' category. It's too focused for the road. If Honda wish to sell it in volume, they have to think of this.
Super Bikes are the closest to what the rider wants on the road, still using Moto GP Tec. As for your statement about European bikes? Well, I'll leave that in the folder labelled 'Crap'! 





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May 05

Posts: 26

davemolly says:

Please let it have soul

As long as it isn't as dull to ride as most Honda's I'll be happy. How they can make a litre sports bike dull is beyond me, they must have a special team in place to remove all character........

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Jan 10

Posts: 1748

albert88 says:

GP bike

why oh why would anyone need a RACE BIKE for the road? unless you have a big wallet and a small penis buy summat you can control.

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Oct 11

Posts: 2708

Piglet2010 says:

@ COZ69

A MotoGP bike is more on the order of £800,000, not £80,000.

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Oct 11

Posts: 2708

Piglet2010 says:

@ 69Fastback

MCN’s US partner publication says your opinion about the speed of the Honda CBR1000RR should be in the crap folder.

And WSBK motos are so modified that winning in that series do not prove anything about the relative speed of what we can buy at a dealer.

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Aug 02

Posts: 31

mgivogue says:

what i would like

Take WSBK rider best track time around any track on his own bike

Take new RCV - as you would buy it with only track bodywork, slicks and setup (springs, adjustments with original parts)...make same track time as above.

Make it so that everyone can go fast on it without having to be a pro.

To do this i think the bike will need - light weight (170kg in road trim), 210bhp or more, top notch suspension, full electronics (traction control, wheelie control, launch control, race ABS), fully adjustable geometry (ride height, rake, trail, clipons, rearsets) and finally...good feel so anyone can ride it fast around a track with limited seat time.

This bike is not about the road - it is about going fast around a track...anyone who buys it for something else (road, showroom) should not be allowed to buy it :o

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Oct 05

Posts: 538

evilamnesiac says:

Wouldn't work.

Mqivogue, if a WSBK rider set a time on a CX500 running on one cylinder it would still make mincemeat of 99.999% of riders on here (myself included) no amount of electronic trickery will replace feel for the bike and instincts they hone over years, if you want a bike thats easy to ride fast around a track buy a blade.

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