The two days of testing in Jerez were supposed to have been a good opportunity to find out all the latest news in SBK, but the weather put a spanner in the works and no rider ventured out on track. So, instead of the production-derived bikes, MotoGP had the track all to itself.
In fact, Honda took the opportunity to shakedown the new RC213V with Stefan Bradl. Despite the conditions that were not at all good, the German test rider still did a few laps over the two days to check that everything was working correctly on the new bike.
HERE we revealed the new features of the 2021 Honda. With the freeze on engine development, the Japanese technicians have focused on the chassis part of the bike and other details. Some are very obvious: like a frame with a different design (and as a result different stiffnesses), a swingarm still in carbon but different from the one used in 2020 and a longer under-seat exhaust.
These are all changes that suggest they are aiming to have a bike that is 'easier' to ride, as requested by riders in the past.
As mentioned, Bradl limited himself only to a few test laps, without pushing hard, but there are many interesting details on the bike.
Below you can see them one by one.