The new Honda was unveiled in Jakarta Indonesia on Friday by 2017 riders, Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa. The Indonesian and International media looked on intently as the covers came off in the beautiful compound at the Jakarta International Expo located in the centre of the Indonesian capital.
Having spent Thursday enjoying the warm welcome and proud support of the associates at the AHM Factory in Karawang, the riders began by meeting excited Honda customers at a dealer facility and then moved on to the JIExpo, where they spent time talking with the media.
Marc and Dani were joined onstage by Tetsuhiro Kuwata (HRC Director – General Manager Race Operations Management Division) and Team Principal Livio Suppo for the official unveiling of RC213V that the team will race in the 2017 MotoGP World Championship.
“We wish to thank Astra Honda for hosting our Team Launch here in Jakarta once again, and for making all of us feel incredibly welcome as always,” Tetsuhiro Kuwata HRC Director said. “Besides unveiling our 2017 racing project in a country that counts so many passionate MotoGP followers, we had the chance to visit the Astra Honda Motor Factory. "
"That was a very good experience, especially for Marc and Dani, who had the chance to meet with the many people who work in the production sector, and to see how well known they are here and how much support they have. We'll keep working at 100% to continue improving our bike, to allow Marc and Dani to once again fight at the front in the next MotoGP World Championship.”
Four very lucky Indonesian fans, winners of a Repsol social-media contest based around the #MadAboutRepsolHondaTeam hashtag, had the exclusive opportunity to closely admire the RC213V and to meet and greet Marc and Dani before the riders left for the airport to make their return to Europe.
This was the third consecutive year that the Repsol Honda Team launch has been excellently hosted by Astra Honda in Indonesia. On the same occasion, AHM presented their own 2017 racing activities and officially launched the new Honda CBR250RR Repsol Edition, CRF250 Rally and CRF1000L Africa Twin.