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PIC: Honda unveils 2014 RC213V MotoGP machine

Poor weather may have delayed the start of MotoGP testing activities at Aragon on Tuesday, but Repsol Honda were able to unveil this prototype version of the 2014 RC213V.

HRC used a similar tactic to great effect last season - the 2013 bike making its debut in July's Mugello test, then being raced by eventual title runner-up Dani Pedrosa from the following Laguna Seca round.

This time around Pedrosa is already leading the championship, by seven points from Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo, with rookie team-mate Marc Marquez in third.

Yamaha, Suzuki and the satellite Honda teams, which tested at Catalunya on Monday, are also due to join Repsol Honda at Aragon.

The 2014 MotoGP regulations for official manufacturer entries require one less litre of fuel per race, down from 21 to 20 litres, and use of the control ECU hardware but freedom to continue developing their own software.

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June 18, 2013 5:13 PM

I wish MotoGP would stop raising the min weight . GP prototypes should be much lighter than SBK's. they use to be 285lbs. (500cc days) then the 990's were about 320-330 I think. Now these pigs are 350+ lbs! And they get less fuel, less engines. To me it seems like making a 260hp bike go 120 miles on 21litres of fuel is probably very costly. And how much $ does it cost to develop race motors that will last 3 GP weekends? To me it seems like the new rules don't make it cheaper

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