Will 2014 Honda MotoGP Bike Make Early Race Debut?

New factory prototype revealed in Spain.

Honda MotoGP prototype to debut in 2014

Honda unveiled its 2014 MotoGP prototype at Motorland Aragon earlier today in Spain. Both the V-Four engine and aluminum chassis are new, said the team's technical director, Takeo Yokoyama. No specifications were provided.

Rain at the circuit prevented Repsol Honda riders Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez from actually testing the bike; they will try again on Wednesday and, if necessary, Thursday.

If Pedrosa and premier-class rookie Marquez discover that the feel of the new bike is a significant improvement over their current factory RC213Vs, said Yokoyama, Honda “will do its best” to provide the Spaniards with new machinery before the end of this season.

Pedrosa debuted the present RC213V at Round 10 of the 2012 MotoGP World Championship, held last July at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, in Monterey, California. The current series points-leader finished third behind race-winner Casey Stoner and Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo.

The factory Suzuki and Yamaha teams are also scheduled to test this week at Motorland Aragon.

Honda MotoGP prototype to debut in 2014

2014 Honda MotoGP prototype unveiled in Spain

2014 Honda RC213V prototypes

Introduced in Spain, 2014 Honda RC213V prototypes

Dani Pedrosa testing the 2014 Honda MotoGP prototype shot #1

Test action shot#1 - Dani Pedrosa on the Honda MotoGP prototype

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Test action shot#2 - Dani Pedrosa on the Honda MotoGP prototype

Marc Marquez testing the 2014 Honda MotoGP prototype shot #1

Test action shot#1 - Marc Marquez on the Honda MotoGP prototype

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Test action shot#2 - Marc Marquez on the Honda MotoGP prototype

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Test action shot#3 - Marc Marquez on the Honda MotoGP prototype

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Test action shot#4 - Marc Marquez on the Honda MotoGP prototype