This weekend, we reported on an interview that CMG Online did with Dave Hancock, Honda Motor Europe’s Head of Product Planning & Business Development, said that the Honda RC213 (unofficial name) street bike was going to cost £70,000-£80,000 ($110,000 to $125,000), which certainly lit up our comments section with enthusiasts who were hoping for a more affordable model from the Japanese manufacturer.
Today, Japanese tuner magazine Young Machine is reporting to have the first images of the “Honda RCV1” street bike, which is already making its way around the internets as we speak, with various forms of information vetting. Is this our first glimpse at the Honda V4 street bike? Probably not.
Young Machine has a pretty good history of sensational articles like this, which almost always pan out to be wholesale fabrications of information and artist renderings substituted as “photos” of the genuine article. Rain on the parade and all that, but the designs here are at least interesting, with YM inking a very clever and stylish exhaust system here.
We hate to fuel the fire any further with the photos below, so look…but don’t touch.