The Japanese brand took the covers off the RC213V’s new design on Tuesday 20th, of February in Jakarta, where riders Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa were on hand along with new team boss Alberto Puig.

It comes just after a dominant display by the Honda contingent in the most recent pre-season test in Thailand, which was topped on the final day by Pedrosa.

Marquez back into the 2018 season aiming for a fifth premier class title after beating Andrea Dovizioso to seal his fourth crown at the final round of the last season.