The Beast is Here! - Or not? Honda Hyperbike, but...?
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    The Beast is Here! - Or not? Honda Hyperbike, but...?

    Apparently Honda is actually releasing production versions of their concept bikes as of late...

    Okay, so Honda just posted this on their web site. At first I was really intrigued - a new Honda super-mega-hyper-beast to compete with the H2R and R1M and such. Then I noticed some...oddities, on the specs page for the U.S. version. It shows only 101 horsepower (unimaginably weak for a bike in this category) and, wait for it... a price tag of U.S. $184,000. Holy shit. $184,000 for 101 horsepower. I realized almost immediately that something had to be amiss (perhaps a typo or two, I thought).

    Anyway, I won't torture you anymore. I quickly came to realize the truth of the situation, and then confirmed it by clicking a couple more links. They offer a performance/track kit separately which bumps the bike to the specs you would expect to see from a truly modern, MotoGP-esque motorcycle. 215 horsepower, 390 pound wet weight, etc. The kit is not available in the U.S. Wow! A few people inside the U.S. are going to be desperately hell-bent on obtaining those kits. I imagine a fully-kitted version would destroy any competition on a race track, excluding actual current MotoGP bikes.
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