Crated Honda RC213V-S becomes most expensive Japanese bike ever sold at auction

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A Honda RC213V-S still in its original shipping crate has become the most expensive Japanese bike ever sold at auction – fetching a whopping total sales price of £182,500.

The 2016 road-legal MotoGP replica has never been ridden and has just one mile on the clock, with no signs of wear or damage to be seen.

The auction was hosted by online auction house Collecting Cars and amassed 63 eager bids before selling on 14 December 2021.

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Honda RC213V-S shipping crate

Founder of Collecting Cars, Edward Lovett, said: “We are proud to have achieved yet another world-record sales price – this time for an incredible road-legal MotoGP that will be a jewel in the new owner’s collection.” 

First released in 2015, the RC213V-S is like a MotoGP bike with lights and a number plate, offering a similar package to the ‘Open Class’ RCV1000R that was raced in 2014 by the likes of Scott Redding.

Coting £140,000 new, it’s 999cc liquid cooled V4 engine produces a claimed 215bhp with the optional HRC Race Kit and there’s a suggested a dry weight of just 170kg. The HRC kit added around £15,000 to the original bill.

Dan Sutherland

By Dan Sutherland

Acting News Editor, sportsbike nut, and racing fan.