Just how much does it cost to keep an RC213V-s going?

2y ago


In service costs alone you're looking at £48 per lap onboard this thing

Every number surrounding Honda's crazy limited-run RC213V-S is big.

The 220bhp V4 that pushes along just 160kg of machinery

The £137,000 asking price that would have bought you one if you were fast enough with your chequebook.

And now a lucky owner has revealed just what it costs to keep his RC running when ridden as intended.
You'd have to keep your Sunday rides short and get home within two and half hours, just to stay within the service intervals.
We're not kidding, two and half hours between services. These aren't just your average oil and filter changes either, which are expensive enough at £450 without labour.
Once you reach 3000km the crank, rods and other internal parts need to be junked for new.
If you have to put a number on that - it equates to £48 per lap of Donington Park. Ouch.

A quick list of spares prices -
Frame - £23,000
Exhaust system - £19,000
Forks - £18,000
Swingarm - £14,000
Throttle bodies - £13,000
Fuel tank - £4,000

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There's nothing quite like the sound of a Honda V4

the mirrors are £350 each