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Making the RC213V-S

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Interesting to see the crank and cams. Looks like a big bang (360 deg) firing order and the cams look like roller lobes but using bucket tappets. Not what I expected on the cam. Gear driven cams too, gotta love it.
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I dont think i have every installed a front wheel that carefully in my life.

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I'm not saying that this bike just isn't the tits. But it has absolutely no effect on Honda's core motorcycle business. The wasted R&D dollars could have been put into a more mainstream product that would have driven revenue streams 100 times larger than this bike will ever do. Great we have a $180,000 limited collectors piece and the NM4. But we are still on a rebadged 2007 CBR600 and 2008 CBR1K not to mention a 2001 GL1800. I wish Honda would see the big picture and make products that "people" can and will actually buy.
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The NM4... I have never actually seen one on the street. And i have seen a Desmo RR and a yzr500 on the street...

BUT, Honda did give us the Africa twin surprisingly.
Seriously though. I think we will see some of the stuff in the rc213 in some street bikes in the near future. Probably in the bike mentioned above that will be in the growing 20k group...

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Yeah, I believe Honda is capitalizing on the R&D they already spent in MotoGP and other racing endeavors when designing this bike.

Honda does as it pleases, especially when it comes to special bikes. I am just happy to see it, no matter how expensive it is.
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Yeah, I believe Honda is capitalizing on the R&D they already spent in MotoGP and other racing endeavors when designing this bike.

Honda does as it pleases, especially when it comes to special bikes. I am just happy to see it, no matter how expensive it is.
That's the issue. As a Honda dealer we have to put up with whatever they decide is going to be the next big thing. Unfortunately with a shrinking rider population when it comes to cruisers and tourers it's been a losing proposition lately. The smaller line of CBR's have been great to try and bring new riders into the fold, but millennials aren't into motorcycling like gen x was. Again I'm not discounting the cache level of the 213 I just think the money would have been Better spent on a new gen of super sports for the public.
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Quizzy you have a different and valid point of view.

I remember there being stand alone dealerships, meaning they only sold one brand.

Now that trend has changed due to economics and the reasons you mention. Some brand choose to offer their innovative products to all of the customer base, while others do not.

As a Honda aficionado and indirect employee, I have learned its their way of doing business. (Quite successfully too) While some brand jump into new technologies, Honda is waiting pool side only occasionally dipping in their toes to test the market regarding new technology.

Millennials are a generation that is going to look for the easy way as long as its through technology. (Trust me, I live with one!)

Motorcycles are work to ride and own, which is why they really do not appeal to the average youth. On occasion you will get the right thinking parents to kick their kids outdoors and introduce them to motorcycling. That is really all you can hope for at this point.



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