Monday, February 18, 2013

A note from the Dept. of Modest Proposals: Naming Honda's MotoGP production racer

I just read a post to the effect that Honda's million-euro production-racer MotoGP bike will not break cover until the end of the 2013 season. Someone (was it David Emmett?) suggested that we need a name for this machine, since "the production-racer version of the RC213V" is presumably too much of a mouthful.

I suggest calling it the Honda PVT.

Officially, it could stand for 'Prototype with conventional Valve Train'.


A bonus is that 'PVT' evokes the word 'privateer', which in turn brings to mind the glorious 'Continental Circus' days when private racers could make their bones (and a living, of sorts) on production machinery.

There you go: Honda PVT




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