Our friend Luca Bar has been busy since the last time we showcased his work, and today the young Italian designer brings us his vision of the heavily rumored, and now confirmed, MotoGP-inspired V4 superbike that Honda will bring to market in 2014.
With Honda CEO Takanobu Ito drawing a distinct connection between the upcoming model and the Honda RC30, Bar has obviously chosen to dress his machine in the RC30’s livery, which has recently also made an appearance on this year’s Honda TT Legends machine.
Expected to be a premium-model superbike that draws heavily on the design and technology aspects of the Honda RC213V, it is not clear whether this is the same machine that Honda intends to offer as a “production racer” or if the street-bike-to-be is a further diluted version of that machine (MotoGP regulations regarding prototype machines would seem to suggest the latter, but tell that to the Aprilia ART).
Known to have a one-liter V4 motor, it is anyone’s guess as to what else Honda will offer — don’t hold your breath for a €500,000 seamless gearbox though.
Source: Luca Bar (blog)