Five-time victor Honda will return to The Dakar rally for the first time since 1989 with this new CRF450 Rally. The famously circumspect company offers little detail beyond a basis in the CRF450X enduro racer, but this will be a … Continued
On March 20, 1954, Soichiro Honda addressed this letter to all employees of his motor company. In it, he announces his intention, for the first time, to go racing. It’s a moment in time. It’s history being made. It’s the … Continued
Honda’s early dominance of the 2011 MotoGP season has been partially attributed to a secret new transmission that’s not a DCT, but somehow manages to shift as quickly as one. HRC has admitted the existence of the gearbox, but divulged … Continued
“Obviously HRC is not using anything illegal, but it’s true that we have something new on the transmission that currently allows for faster gear changes,” says HRC vice president Shuhei Nakamoto. “We are not talking about a DCT, but I … Continued
Speaking in an official Q&A, the executive vice president of Honda Racing Corporation, Shuhei Nakamoto, has confirmed that the Motegi circuit was damaged in Friday’s earthquake. While the HRC office in Saitama Prefecture was not damaged, the general infrastructure problems … Continued
Soichiro Honda loved racing, so it comes as no surprise that Honda became synonymous with exotic and small-batch manufactured machines dedicated to the sole pursuit of winning. Sometimes that technology made it's way to machines on dealer floors, sometimes not….
Perhaps even more shocking than the unsuccessful Kawasaki quitting MotoGP is Honda — which has won 11 out of the last 12 and 21 out of 31 total races — giving up on the Suzuki 8 Hours. Honda has also…