2015 Honda COTA 4RT260 Trials Bikes AnnouncedMon, 28 Jul 2014
American Honda surprised almost everybody when it announced it would offer a trials bike earlier this year. The Repsol-colored 2014 Montesa Honda COTA 4RT was only offered in limited numbers for the U.S. market, but if you missed out on that initial batch, there’s good news, as Honda will again offer it in 2015, with some new updates.
Built For Speed Art Exhibit To Be Displayed At Sturgis Buffalo ChipWed, 23 Jul 2014
“Built for Speed – Race Inspired Motorcycles and Art” is the title of Michael Lichter’s 14th annual “Motorcycles as Art” exhibition in Sturgis this August, which for the second year in a row, will be jointly curated by Michael and Paul d’Orleans of the Vintagent. ‘Built for Speed’ is sure to impress visitors with a beautiful and thought-provoking display of motorcycles and related art, the race-inspired theme making connections between motorcycle racing and custom bike designs inspired by racers. Each custom bike in ‘Built for Speed’ reflects a branch of racing; Speedway, Flat Track, Drag Racing, Board Track, Grand Prix, Land Speed Record, and will be displayed beside the racing machines suggesting the origins of each style.
Honda Ticket Packages Ramp Up The Red Bull Indianapolis GP ExperienceThu, 17 Jul 2014
Race fans planning to attend the 2014 Red Bull Indianapolis GP on August 8-10 can enjoy an epic weekend of racing courtesy of Honda. This VIP-level experience comes through two ticket packages that will make your “Brickyard” GP weekend an unforgettable time. Honda Premium Package - Three-day general admission to Indianapolis Motor Speedway - Corner 9 select seating - Corner 9 Club exclusive access with unlimited food and beverages, closed-circuit TV, air conditioning and entertainment - Paddock Pass - Special Honda meet-and-greet session with Honda MotoGP racers Friday evening* - Motorcycle parking - Track lap of the famed Brickyard - Special Honda goody bag** - Cost: $550 per ticket Honda Reserved Seating Package - Three-day general admission to Indianapolis Motor Speedway - Reserved Front Straight grandstand seating - Motorcycle parking - Track lap of the famed Brickyard - Special Honda goody bag** - Cost: $103 per ticket The Repsol Honda Team is super-hot in 2014: current champ Marc Márquez is on fire, with veteran teammate Dani Pedrosa on his heels.
Brough Superior to Make Moto2 Debut at SilverstoneThu, 17 Jul 2014
The Taylormade Brough Superior racebike will make its Moto2 racing debut at the British Grand Prix at the U.K.’s Silverstone circuit. Backed by insurance company Bennetts, the one-off entry will feature British Supersport racer Luke Mossey riding the Taylormade Carbon 2 racebike. Led by California-based but British-bred Paul Taylor and John Keogh, the Taylormade project was started to rethink the spark the impending relaunch of the Brough Superior brand as well as to explore new ways of designing prototype race machines.
Arrow Exhausts Available For New Honda InterceptorThu, 17 Jul 2014
New fitments from Arrow exhaust are now available for the 2014 Honda VFR 800F. The new exhaust applications include Arrow Race-Tech and Arrow Pro-Racing exhausts, both available from SpeedMob, Arrow’s North American distributor. Race-TechThe Race-Tech silencer was the first Arrow silencer made with a diamond shape, rather than the standard round/elliptical shape.
Repsol Extends Honda MotoGP Sponsorship to 2017Wed, 16 Jul 2014
Spanish oil and gas company Repsol has renewed its long-standing partnership with Honda‘s MotoGP program, ensuring we’ll continue to Honda’s factory prototypes in their iconic orange through the 2017 season. Repsol has backed Honda’s team since February 1995, making them the longest-running factory team sponsorship pairing in Grand Prix motorcycle racing history. In their two decades together, Repsol and Honda have claimed 10 rider titles, 133 race wins and 354 podiums.
2014 WSBK – Laguna Seca ResultsMon, 14 Jul 2014
Marco Melandri rebounded from last week’s disappointing Portimao round to win Race One at Laguna Seca while Tom Sykes extended his championship lead with a win in a red-flagged Race Two. Melandri got taken out of the second Portimao race after his Aprilia teammate Sylvain Guintoli slid into his RSV4. Melandri looked eager to make up for that DNF, leading every lap of Race One on his way to his third win of the season.
2015 Honda CB300F Heading To Canada in White with ABSThu, 10 Jul 2014
When American Honda officially announced the new 2015 CB300F this morning, it didn’t take long to realize the naked version of the CBR300R would not be offered with anti-lock brakes. The lack of ABS, even as an option, was one of the things that differentiated it from the CBR300R which offered it at a $500 premium. That’s not the case north of the border however, as Honda Canada confirmed it will offer the CB300F with ABS as standard equipment.
2015 Honda CB300F Officially AnnouncedThu, 10 Jul 2014
As we expected from previously released design trademark diagrams and certification from the California Air Resources Board, Honda has revealed a new naked version of the the CBR300R dubbed the CB300F. The 2015 Honda CB300F shares the same chassis and 286cc single-cylinder fuel-injected engine as the CBR300R. The engine itself is similar to the CBR250R’s powerplant, but with the piston stroke increased to 63mm from 55mm.
Melissa Paris And Shelina Moreda To Compete In Suzuka 4-Hour Endurance RaceWed, 09 Jul 2014
Moriwaki has announced the launch of a new Women’s team for the Suzuka 4 Hours Endurance Race 2014, that will include two team riders, both from the USA: Melissa Paris and Shelina Moreda. The race will take place on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of July. With Synergy Force Japan as the main sponsor for the project, the two American ladies are just as highly motivated as the team members of Synergy Force Moriwaki Club.