LCR Honda released specs (see below) for the 2012 Honda RC213v yesterday, claiming that Big Red has delivered more than 250 hp to satellite teams for 2012! By comparison, Ducati claims “only” 230+ horsepower from its new Moto GP bike.
Interestingly, despite the relatively long stroke design of its new bike (dictated by the new rule limiting bore size), Honda has fitted pneumatic valves to its new race bike. RPM limits (red line) will be dramatically lower than last year given the displacement increase (from 800cc to 1,000cc) and the new bore/stroke configuration, but Honda saw benefit from pneumatic valves, nonetheless.
LCR’s Stefan Bradl rode this machine to the 10th quickest time (within 1/10 of a second of Valentino Rossi’s time on his new Ducati) on the opening day of the final MotoGP test at Jerez. We will give you the full rundown on the final test when it concludes this Sunday.
Interestingly, LCR Honda has produced a superb “white book”, which you can see here. It is an elegant and interesting presentation of their racing team, sprinkled with quotes from Honda founder Soichiro Honda. Definitely worth taking a look.
LCR Honda RC213v
Engine features: Four stroke liquid cooled pneumatic valve engine, V4 ,DOHC 4
Displacement: Up to 1000 cc
Maximum Power: Over 250 HP
Maximum Speed: Over 350 km/H
Gearbox: Six speed “seamless” cassette type gearbox with alternative optional ratio
Clutch: Fully adjustable multi plate slipper clutch
Exhaust: Arrow Titanium line
Overall length: 2050mm to 2070mm up to circuit lay out and specification
Overall height: 1125mm
Overall width: 645mm
Fuel: 21 litres capacity ELF
Chassis Features: Aluminium twin spare frame
Fully adjustable steering and geometry
Fully adjustable HRC magnesium triple clamp
Front Forks: Fully adjustable Öhlins TRVP25 diam 48mm upside down
Rear Suspension: Fully adjustable Öhlins TRSP44
Front Brakes: Nissin 4 pistons caliper, 320mm Nissin carbon disc
Rear Brake: Nissin Twin piston caliper, 196mm Yutaka steel disc
Screen : Rama
All accessory: Rizoma