Teaser: First Photos of the 2013 Honda RC213V

01/22/2013 @ 3:03 pm, by Jensen Beeler14 COMMENTS

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The Repsol Honda team will make its 2013 debut later this week by presenting riders Dani Pedrosa and Marc Márquez with the 2013 Honda RC213V motorcycle at the Repsol headquarters in Madrid, Spain. While we won’t get to see the latest iteration of the RC213V until this Thursday, one of Repsol’s Facebook pages has teased out some images of the MotoGP machine ahead of the official unveiling.

It will be hard to decipher any specific details from the materials given, though the fact that Repsol is building up the event is an interesting change from the Spanish oil giant. Has someone breathed some life into the company’s marketing team? Is this merely extra excitement for having two Spanish talents on the team? Or will 2013 show some changes for Repsol Honda?

As always, only time will tell, but at least we will only have to wait a few more days to know for sure. Photos and video after the jump.

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Source: Box Repsol (Facebook) via Two Wheels Blog

Comment:

  1. Dr. Gellar says:

    Supposedly the team livery is going to be a bit different this year than what it usually is, but I could be wrong.

  2. Brandon says:

    Well the Repsol logo has changed. It has less navy blue, so maybe a slight color tweak, and no more wavy stripe. Plus they added Estrella Galicia as a sponsor so maybe they will add some bright blue to their bikes.

  3. Brian says:

    I’m excited to see the new bikes but all I could think while watching the video was, ‘how is the unemployment rate so high in Spain when it takes 12 guys to move 2 bikes??’
    Spain’s labor force must be massively inefficient.

  4. Stevenk27 says:

    @Brian, Dont know about you but I wouldnt like to explain to HRC why their bikes were dropped. Besides many hands make light work.

  5. I’m not a big Honda fan, but I’ve always thought that the Repsol livery was about the prettiest thing on two wheels. Even the CBR125R Repsol makes me smile.

  6. meatspin says:

    the picture of the pipe and it being slightly skewed to the right is messing with my OCD

  7. “the picture of the pipe and it being slightly skewed to the right is messing with my OCD”

    I take great pleasure in knowing I’m not alone. ROTFLMAO

  8. JS says:

    Don’t know if this has been mentioned elsewhere on this site but the RC213V unveiling will be shown live on Thursday – http://www.livestream.com/presentacinrepsolhondateam.

  9. anders eliasson says:

    A swift kick to the *ss ought to set that tailpipe right … :^D …

    ACE

  10. Chaz Michael Michaels says:

    the tail pipe on these bikes is all wrong. take them to the basement. put them in the motorcycle morgue (3rd to last pic).

  11. BBQdog says:

    Hope they got the exhaust pipe exactly centered before the season begins.

  12. BBQdog says:

    And I don’t know if a presentation in a morgue complete with bodybags is a good thing to do.

  13. ZootCadillac says:

    “Trane Francks says:
    January 22, 2013 at 10:39 PM

    I’m not a big Honda fan, but I’ve always thought that the Repsol livery was about the prettiest thing on two wheels. Even the CBR125R Repsol makes me smile.”

    I almost agree, very pretty. But I think i can roll out prettier from the garage any day of the week ;)

    http://twitpic.com/bcad1n

  14. Your bike is, indeed, a beaut. It lacks orange wheels. *giggle*