2) A maximum production run of 250 units is planned for world distribution if there’s enough demand for the $184,000 hand-built machines. How many are sold in the States remains to be seen because of concerns related to the power output of the 999cc V-4 in the US-legal version. The European-spec bike has a claimed output of 157 peak horsepower at 11,000 rpm, while the U.S. machine will make 101 hp at 8,000 rpm. If it’s any consolation to potential American buyers, the Japanese domestic version is limited to 68 hp at 6,000 rpm. For the record, I rode a Euro-spec RC213V-S along with another equipped with the accessory Sport Kit. Among the performance kit bits is an ECU and exhaust system combination that unleashes a claimed 212-plus hp at 13,000 rpm. Sad news: The $12,000 kit will not be available to owners of bikes sold in the US. It will certainly be interesting to see how American owners circumvent the situation.