- The Termignoni-made titanium exhaust is purely a work of art. The welds and bends are intricate to say the least making for a compact yet power producing pipe. Honda claims the RC213V is capable of pumping out over 234 horsepower.
- Loaded with rocker switches the RC213V employs a bevy of electronics and rider aids that can be manipulated by Marquez during a race. This allows him to modify settings based on fuel load, tire wear, or the condition of the track’s surface.
- Like the competition, the RV213V by Honda employs a pair of carbon fiber front brake discs. Contrary to more traditional metal rotors, these discs rely on a very high degree of heat for optimum operation reaching temperatures in excess of 750-degrees Fahrenheit.
- The carbon fiber discs are pinched by a pair of polished and CNC-machined calipers from Brembo. Each caliper is machined from a solid piece of aluminum for reduced flex during use. Also of note are the holes drilled into each piston presumably for more effective thermal dissipation.
- Unlike a production sportbike the RC213V employs an dry clutch. This set-up reduces weight and parasitic power losses from an conventional bathed-in-oil ‘wet’ design. Also of note is the low and centered location of the 5.28-gallon fuel cell just above the Ohlins shock absorber.
- The Honda RV213V employs a giant braced swingarm with forged magnesium rims by Marchesini. This season marks the final year of the 16.5-inch wheel combo with the series going to an more production-based 17-inch specification as Michelin prepares to take over as the spec-tire provider.