Cardion AB has become the second MotoGP team to announce it will run the new Production Honda for 2014.

Negotiations between the Czech outfit, whose full time rider Karel Abraham is currently recovering from shoulder surgery, were completed during this weekend's Malaysian MotoGP at Sepang.

"It?s very hard to forecast how the [new privateer] rules will be shown in lap times and competitiveness of production bikes, but I believe that the MotoGP class will be more balanced and more sporting than this season," said team manager Karel Abraham sr.

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"Probably no one can doubt that Honda is a leader in development of MotoGP bikes. I believe that we are getting a very competitive machine based on enormous racing experience of Honda brand."

Luca Scassa is replacing the injured Abraham, on the team's current Aprilia ART.

Due to his njuries Abraham will almost certainly miss the first opportunity to test the new bike, after the final MotoGP round in Valencia next month.

Gresini had previously announced a Production Honda for Moto2 title leader Scott Redding.

The privateer Honda is a toned down version of the full RC213V, featuring steel rather than pneumatic valves and using a conventional rather than seamless shift gearbox.

As dictated by the privateer rules, the bike must be fitted with the full control ECU system, but is also eligible for extra fuel and engine changes relative to the factory bikes.

Abraham and Cardion spent their first two MotoGP seasons on satellite Ducati machinery.