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Amazing! From a 1996 CBR900RR a RC213V Replica is Born

RC213V Replica – Today, the only option that exists in the market if we want to have a replica of a MotoGP to circulate in the street means to pay the 185,000 euros that Honda asks in exchange for its exclusive RC213V-S, a motorcycle that revolutionized the segment of The superbikes in the year 2015 thanks to its genetics inherited directly from the official RC213V of Marc Márquez and Dani Pedrosa.

However, pulling ingenuity and certain knowledge of mechanics, it is possible to have a replica of the RC213V-S in our garage for much less money. If you do not believe us, look at the preparation of this British rider nicknamed LambChop based on a veteran CBR900RR … 1996! It all began in 2011, when LambChop got to work to “get a look a little more modern, but maintaining the classic style of the 900”.

Little by little, the veteran Fireblade was transformed thanks to the arrival of new components inherited from other motorcycles: inverted front fork of a Fireblade 2004 with anodized rods and TiN coating, Tokico radial forceps of a Fireblade 2010 decolorized with water under pressure and ‘ Renamed ‘Brembo, Aprilia RSV Ohlins rear tiller and shock absorber, Akrapovic exhaust with a GSX-R 750 titanium manifold, forged aluminum OZ wheels …

This was the 1996 Fireblade during the first part of the project

The CBR9000RR series engine gave way to a new propeller that LambChop got from a CBR 1000 RR 2005 crash, going from the 113 hp to the old engine wheel to 158 hp (about 170-175 hp to the crankshaft), a Considerable improvement that the bike endured without problems thanks to the new equipment suspensions and brakes.

The bike also underwent a change of look, leaving its orange color as standard to adopt a beautiful decoration HRC similar to that used by John McGuinness in the TT of the Isle of Man. At this point (year 2015), there was little of the CBR900RR, which still had the chassis, front cowlings, headlight and instrumentation.

Despite the immense work done on his Fireblade, LambChop wanted more. In January of 2016, after a long search, he obtained the carbon fiber fairing of a RC213V thanks to a contact inside Honda, and quickly got to work to adapt it to the anchorages of his old CBR900RR of 1996, a work Which only took a couple of weeks.

RC213V Replica

New changes followed: new brakes arrived (Brembo radial tweezers from a GSX-R 1000 ’14), a carbon fiber tank cover, a handmade carbon fiber trim with Aprilia RS125 seat, fully handcrafted aluminum subframe, A HM digital dashboard with GPS and telemetry, a Brembo RCS 18/19 radial pump …. and the best thing is that LambChop still has more improvements in mind, among them that of changing the cartridges and springs of the fork by a K-Tech kit (yes, Öhlins sticker is ‘stick’).

Thanks to British traffic legislation, the owner of this CBR-RC213V has been able to legalize it to ride with it on the street, although it can only do so during the day thanks to a ‘Day Time MOT’ license that allows you to ride with vehicles without front light during the day. In any case, where he most enjoy LambChop his bike is in circuit, where he has had occasion to ride several times with it.

Here is a list with most of the changes:

– Chassis: Honda CBR900RR 1996 polished
– Engine: Honda CBR1000RR 2005
– K & N Filter
– Power Commander 3
– Akrapovic Escape and Titanium Collectors (ex GSX-R 750)
– Change Quick-shifter Translogic Intellishift
– CBR1000RR 2004 inverted fork, anodized and TiN treated bars
– Radial clamps Brembo 30-32 mm (ex GSX-R 1000 ’14)
– Brake discs Arashi
– Brake pads HEL
– CARVINGS 2013 RCV1000 carbon fiber
– Front RCV1000 carbon mudguard (from an ex-Márquez bike)
– HM GPS digital control panel
– Brembo RCS 18/19 radial pump
– Quick grip Accossato
– Chain 520
– CBR954RR seat
– Battery type Lipo
– Rear axle Aprilia RSV 1000
– Aprilia RSV 1000 Ohlins Rear Shock Absorber
– OZ aluminum forged wheels
– Handmade aluminum subframe
– Carbon fiber tank cover
– Handmade carbon seat

We leave you with a video of this beauty and a few more photos: