This is the 2013 Honda RC213V

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“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,” states Marc Marquez (above) about his move from Moto2 to the Repsol Honda MotoGP team. “I’m like a kid with new shoes!”

For 2013, the Honda RC213V get a new Repsol paint scheme.

“This year’s bike has a fresh touch to it, which can give us a boost at the races,” says Marquez’s teammate, Dani Pedrosa. “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. 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.”

“Dani comes into this season after a fantastic 2012 and with new motivation, Marc is a great talent and I’m sure it won’t be long before we see him on the podium,” says HRC Executive VP Shuhei Nakamoto. “I am excited about the new structure and everyone at HRC will continue to work hard in the bike’s development to give both our riders the best chance of victory.”

  • Scottie Ray Smith

    That swingarm is massive. Sure wish they would build an affordable replica for the streets.

    • stephen m

      No kidding. It looks like “Yo dog, I heard you liked swingarms. So we put a swingarm on your swingarm so you can swingarm while you swingarm!”

      • Scottie Ray Smith

        Yeah, I bet someone could totally slam a 360 rear back there with some hydraulics.

    • Corey Cook

      That bike is too small for anyone over 5’6. So you’d probably hate the replica.

      • Scottie Ray Smith

        Wouldn’t matter to me, even if I am 6ft and 230lbs. I’d still ride the damn thing…and scare myself shirtless. Have any of the MotoGP bikes ever been stolen? Hmmm…

    • Mitchel Durnell

      That weird RVF1000R may/is still forthcoming… well, affordable for movie stars, anyway.

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  • FastPanda

    So Honda MotoGP for 2013 is…BNG?

  • Eric Shay

    Yeah, but what does it look like without its clothes on?