After Ducati launched their bike at their annual Wrooom event, and Fiat Yamaha and Rizla Suzuki unveiled their MotoGP machines online, it was finally the turn of the Repsol Honda team. Repsol, who have sponsored Honda for the past 15 years, launched the team in Madrid, at the penultimate round of the FIM Indoor trial at Madrid's Palacio de Deportes stadium, which Repsol Montesa Honda rider helped celebrate by winning the Indoor trial event, coming close to wrapping up the title.
After missing last year's presentation through injury, Dani Pedrosa was able to attend the event this year, though it was Andrea Dovizioso's turn to be absent as a result of the flu. In a press conference, Pedrosa spoke optimistically about the 2010 season, expressing his happiness at staring the year fully fit, though he also underlined that the team still faced challenges, primarily from adapting to the Ohlins suspension which Honda will be using for this season.
To see a video of the presentation of 2010 RC212V, as well as interviews (in Spanish) with Dani Pedrosa, jump to the bottom of the page.
Images copyright Repsol Honda Team
|Overall length (mm)||2,052|
|Overall width (mm)||645|
|Overall height (mm)||1,110|
|Road clearance (mm)||115|
|Weight (kg)||over 150|
|Engine type||liquid-cooled, four-stroke, DOHC 4 valve, V-4|
|Maximum power (KW)||Over 155|
|Frame type||Aluminum twin-tube|
|Fuel tank capacity (litres)||21|
Video of the 2010 Repsol Honda team launch, via Motoblog.it