Photos: 2013 Honda RC213V

01/24/2013 @ 10:53 am, by Jensen Beeler11 COMMENTS

REPSOL HONDA TEAM 2013

We teased it to you yesterday, but today we finally have photos of the 2013 Honda RC213V in all its high-resolution glory. With the Repsol Honda squad getting a new livery package this year, the RC213V becomes quite the looker as the team sports a bit more white in their color scheme, with the effect being a more clean and fresh look for the factory Honda squad.

Debuting the team and machines at Repsol HQ in Madrid, both of HRC’s resident Spaniards, Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez, were on-hand for the event. With Pedrosa showing himself to be a new man in the latter-half of the 2012 season, and Marc Marquez tipped to be the new talent in MotoGP, Repsol Honda has a formidable pairing at its disposal, as well as a very solid motorcycling package.

“I am very happy to have been here at Campus Repsol today, and to have been the one unveiling the bike and its new livery,” said Dani Pedrosa. “We had run with the old design for a long time and I think that now is a good moment for a change. This year’s bike has a fresh touch to it, which can give us a boost at the races. I hope the fans like it too.”

“I’m starting this preseason really keen, as at the Valencia test after the last race of 2012 we had so much rain that we couldn’t do much,” Pedrosa continued. “I can’t wait to get to Malaysia and have a few days to put the bike through its paces, enjoy myself and see which parts we are going to use for the opening race”

“I have really been looking forward to this moment,” said Marquez. “I am very happy to have presented the new colour scheme for my move up from Moto2 to MotoGP. Seeing the bike painted with the Repsol and HRC logos makes you feel very satisfied with this new step forward —it makes you realise what a dream-come-true it is. I’m like a kid with new shoes! I enjoyed the atmosphere of the presentation a lot, and I was able to see that the press attention for MotoGP is light years ahead of that for Moto2.”

“We’ll adapt to this, little-by-little,” continue Marquez. “In the end, the important thing is what happens on the track, so I can’t wait for the Malaysia tests to start. I think that it was a very positive initiative to broadcast the presentation online, because I’m sure lots of fans would have liked to have attended t his event. I hope that they enjoyed it a lot”

2013 Honda RC213V Technical Specifications

Overall length (mm) 2,052
Overall width (mm) 645
Overall height (mm) 1,110
Wheelbase (mm) 1,435
Road clearance 115
Weight (kg) As per FIM regulations
Engine type liquid-cooled, four-stroke, DOHC 4 valve, V-4
Displacement 1000
Maximum power Over 170 KW
Frame type Aluminum twin-tube
Wheels Front (inch) 16.5
Wheels Rear (inch) 16.5
Suspension Front Telescopic fork
Suspension Rear Pro-link
Fuel tank capacity (litres) 21

REPSOL HONDA TEAM 2013

REPSOL HONDA TEAM 2013

REPSOL HONDA TEAM 2013

REPSOL HONDA TEAM 2013

REPSOL HONDA TEAM 2013

REPSOL HONDA TEAM 2013

REPSOL HONDA TEAM 2013

REPSOL HONDA TEAM 2013

REPSOL HONDA TEAM 2013

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Source: Repsol Honda