Honda WSBK Switches to 2013 Livery for Magny-Cours

10/04/2012 @ 4:42 pm, by Jensen Beeler10 COMMENTS

We’re not sure who is behind the liveries for Honda Europe’s racing department, but they do a damn fine job of creating simple, understated, and gorgeous race graphics. Channeling some more of that Honda RC30 goodness, HRC is also the second team to adopt the faux-headlights that World Superbike will mandate for bikes in the 2013 season.

While the graphics might be different for 2013, the machine certainly isn’t. Jonathan Rea and Leon Haslam will have their work cutout for them next season, especially since we hear that the WSBK-spec Honda CBR1000RR is a bit of handful, as Hiroshi Aoyama can attest to (his bike is pictured above).

With Rea said to have opted to stay in WSBK, instead of a move into MotoGP, the Ulsterman has really been the only rider that can decipher the CBR’s code, and after seeing his performance at Misano and Aragon, we think that’s more of testament to Rea’s skill, than a fluke match between man and machine.

Hopefully things will get better in 2014, when Honda’s V4-powered homologation special hits the streets.

Source: HRC

  • Are we sure the new V4 will be a homogenization special ala RC30 and RC45, or more like an RC51?

  • My sources say it will be more like a halo bike. Remember, the RC-51 was built to take advantage of “unfair” rules in WSBK at the time.

  • Corey S

    I like the look of the headlights, even though fake. I think it actually makes the honda look better.

  • Looks a lot better than the Suzuki, but hey it’s a Honda, that’s to be expected :)

  • Damo

    I think it looks bitchin.

  • Gutterslob

    Awesome colorscheme on the race bike.

  • Keet

    Damn you A&R, you put up nice hi-res pics and make it so i can’t download them for nice wallpapers!!!

  • alex

    right click on the image and select open link in new tab – then right click on the image that displays and select save

  • Peter G

    Obviously, the readers here are too young to remember this bike. That bike still has nice graphics and its 28 years old .. I still have mine, BTW

  • mohammad

    سلام . من مدل 2008 قرمز رادارم واقعا بهترین هست خیلی نازه خیلی سواری خوبی داری خوش دست وزیباست