Englishman first to get keys to Honda’s MotoGP replicaPOSTED BY Nigel Andretti ON 31 December 2015
HIS name is as English as can be but Manchester motorcycle dealer John Brown is the first owner of Honda’s most exclusive bike, the RC213V-S, MotoGP replica.
Brown, from Manchester got an early Christmas present on Dec 21 when he took the keys for the bike at Honda’s UK racing headquarters, where all of the machines sold in the UK will be prepared and serviced by specially-trained technicians.
Thee RC213V-S – is a machine closer in concept, specification and riding feel to a MotoGP racer than any previous road legal motorcycle, Honda says.
Brown (above) is an avid collector of Honda machines and the RC213V-S will sit in his extensive collection, which includes a brand new RC30, VTR1000 SP1 and SP2, CBR900RR Fireblade and VF1000F.
“When I first heard of this project I thought ‘when this happens I have to have one of these’, Brown said.
“It is a truly amazing opportunity to own a piece of HRC racing history. As soon as it went on sale I registered my interest on the website, and when I received the call from Honda to say my order was accepted it was a very special day for me.”
Tetsuo Suzuki, Operating Officer, Honda Motorcycles commented: “To see the world’s first RC213V-S presented to a customer today is fantastic, especially to someone like John who is so passionate about Honda.
“Throughout the development process we have kept the RC213V-S as similar to the MotoGP machine as possible, so that the customer gets the closest experience to riding the RC213V as possible. The sales and interest in the bikes has been very strong, with some customers wanting to keep in collections and others wanting to ride.”