Honda: In-Box RC213V-S Is The Most Expensive Japanese Auction Bike To Date

A crated Honda RC213V-S has just blasted past the record for ‘most expensive Japanese motorcycle to be auctioned off’ - and the supersport barely has a mile on the clock. 
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A crated Honda RC213V-S has just blasted past the record for ‘most expensive Japanese motorcycle to be auctioned off’ – and the supersport barely has a mile on the clock. 

The report from MCN states that the bike – first debuted in 2015 and typically costing £140,000 new – had 63 bids placed on the online auction house Collecting Cars before a final stunning bid closed the deal on December 14th of last year. 

Curious what it sold for? Given that Japanese motorcycles are currently selling at an all-time record high for domestic shipments, we expected a hefty price – but even we were a little floored.

We’re told it chopped the block for a jaw-dropping £182,500 ($247946.32 USD) – and whoever ended up with the machine is likely a very happy camper. 

A crated Honda RC213V-S has just blasted past the record for ‘most expensive Japanese motorcycle to be auctioned off’ - and the supersport barely has a mile on the clock. 

“The RC213V-S is like a MotoGP bike with lights and a number plate, offering a similar package to the ‘Open Class’ RCV1000R that was raced in 2014 by the likes of Scott Redding,” comments the report. 

“Its 999cc liquid-cooled V4 engine produces a claimed 215bhp with the optional HRC Race Kit and there’s a suggested a dry weight of just 170kg.”

“The HRC kit added around £15,000 to the original bill.”

“We are proud to have achieved yet another world-record sales price,” enthuses Founder of Collecting Cars, Edward Lovett, “this time for an incredible road-legal MotoGP that will be a jewel in the new owner’s collection.” 

A crated Honda RC213V-S has just blasted past the record for ‘most expensive Japanese motorcycle to be auctioned off’ - and the supersport barely has a mile on the clock. 

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*all media sourced from MCN*