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Honda RC213V-S engine in track car

Honda RC213V-S road-legal MotoGP bike
Honda RC213V-S road-legal MotoGP bike

Honda is powering a project track day car with its MotoGP-derived four-cylinder engine from the exclusive RC213V-S sportsbike.

It’s called the Honda Project 2&4 and all we can see is this teaser photo, although the full car will be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

Honda Project track car with RC213V-S engine
Honda Project track car with RC213V-S engine

Like KTM’s track-day X-Bow, it is expected to be an open-cockpit car of either three or four wheels, to give the driver an open-air motorcycle feel.

The project is the result of a company-wide creative competition between all of the automaker’s global design studios.

It was developed with Honda’s motorcycle design centre in Asaka and its automobile design centre in Wako, Japan.

Whether it will remain a concept only or go int production is anyone’s guess. There isn’t a lot of call for track-day cars.

Meanwhile, prospective buyers for the $A244,000 road-legal MotoGP-derived RC213V-S have until the end of September to place their orders.Honda RC213V-S

In fact, Honda Australia motorcycles spokesman Glyn Griffiths says most of the orders are for the $260,000 the track-focused model with the sports performance kit.

The kit includes a different ECU, muffler, spark plugs, data logger, quickshift, reverse race gears and various other items that we can’t even work out such as a AI joint cover set.

In road legal form, the engine has 118kW of power and 102Nm of torque which is much less than the CBR1000RR at 127kEW/106Nm, but the sports kit ramps that up to a phenomenal 158kW/118Nm.

It is not known which version of the engine will power the concept car.