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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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Jan 11

Posts: 3

davetrev says:

RCV roadbike

I've filled out the questionaire but what it didn't allow was somewhere to comment, and what I'd say is Honda need to produce two. A very expensive, limited edition, no nonesence, race replica, with all the top name bits bolted to it, that looks brilliant on the car park, and goes just as quick when the owner hits a kink in the road. The other model, not so trick, just your standard every day Honda motorcycle, a V4 in a sports frame, just what your everyday biker, like me, wants. Let the Poseurs have their shinny bit of expensive "look at me" extravagance, I'd rather have a more affordable to everyone "bloody good piece of kit", which is what Honda do. Honda should be able to do something for the masses. Having had a VFR 750, and a VFR 1200 the V engine in those was corking, so a V4, tuned accordingly, and mated to a sports frame would be blinding. Lets hope honda see sense and that you won't need to sell the missus and kids to put a smile on your face.   

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Dec 11

Posts: 8

Warren569 says:

My wishlist

I'm with TOVGerald and a top spec road bike that has the same wow factor as the first RC30 for £20-30k and they would be on to a winner.

The other option (for me) would be to build a road going Moto2 bike - yep, a 135kg 600 with 130bhp+ (though a good torque curve would be preferable), exotic parts, a Kalex/Suter designed chassis (to lend some authenticity) and a price of between £10,000-£15000.  A genuine MotoGP inspired missile that is faster than a superbike and almost affordable! 






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Jul 10

Posts: 68

brmoore says:


The boss of HRC has a really unfortunate surname...unlucky :)

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Jun 09

Posts: 251

sprintst955 says:

v4 ?

i thought the rcv was a v5 ! if so V4 WONT BE A REPLICA.

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Nov 12

Posts: 1

Jacobotha says:

Rcv v4

I want a bike that will stand out from the rest in the true Honda tradition and to totally trash the opposition.I am currently a BMW s1000rr owner,only because of the horsepower output and all the electronics fitted as factory standard.I want the RCV V4 to have a traction control system,a quickshifter,a full Akrapovic system,Braided Hoses,brembo brakes,Ohlins or Showa suspension with a active damping control,electronically adjustable.this must be a single seater version. I need a machine that must be able to handle and perform extreme, with at least a 220 horsepower output. A price tag of about 220k would be acceptable.

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Nov 12

Posts: 6

naj27 says:


Instead, the CBR could be upgraded !! don spoil the CBR with this model..pls

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Sep 10

Posts: 837

CBR11X says:

The original 4 stroke RC211V was a V5, but subsequent models are V4.

It would be nice if they shipped me one gratis, you know for testing purposes and such.

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Jan 13

Posts: 2

RepsolRobert says:

The Perfect RCV X 2

I am first in line at my Honda Dealer who will definitely be getting the RCV and while I desire the beauty to be exclusive and very special and as close to the MotoGP RCV as possible, I recognize the business need to homologate as the primary goal. 

This by definition will make the bike expensive, but seeing Honda back in WSB would be a great outcome from building it.

I would like to see Honda also build a version that is attainable to anyone who can afford a Ducati 1199 or Aprilia RSV4... 

To assume that Honda is actually reading this forum for ideas is a bit far fetched, but if it is true, then delivering the best of both would be the right answer.

To be clear, if it is the homologation RCV that shows up at my Honda dealer, I will ride it like I stole will not be a collector's item!

BTW...mine will have the full Repsol scheme like my previous project bikes which can be seen at the Repsol Forum...

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