Dovizioso outlines the task ahead
0 CommentsPosted by prd on November 17th, 2009 at 11:20 am under Honda Racing
Andrea Dovizioso’s second season in MotoGP brought both highs and lows, with a first premier class win at Donington accompanied by the disappointment of being beaten to fifth spot in the Championship in the final race at Valencia. An impressive rookie season in 2008 with the satellite Scot Honda team saw the 23 year-old brought in by Repsol Honda for the 2009 campaign, which ended with Dovizioso missing out on fifth spot in the overall standings to Colin Edwards by a single point. Dovizioso is determined to use his experience this year to good effect for the 2010 season, which he has ...Read more.
Honda Lifestyle Collection by GAS
1 CommentsPosted by prd on November 13th, 2009 at 10:21 am under Honda News
Honda Italy has launched a new range of clothing, Honda Lifestyle Collection, produced by GAS, a leading casual wear designer and long-time partner of HRC’s Honda MotoGP team. Presented in Milan at EICMA 2009 – the most prestigious motorcycle trade fair in Europe – and with ranges for men, women and children, Honda Lifestyle Collection offers a wide selection of items for motorcycle fans to wear and will be available across Europe from February 2010 onwards. Mario Nicosia, director of after sales for Honda Italy, said, “Honda and GAS are based in Italy, but the importance of the ...Read more.
De Puniet finds grip solution in Valencia test
0 CommentsPosted by prd on November 11th, 2009 at 7:28 pm under Honda Racing
Randy de Puniet’s post-season test at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit was a productive experience for the LCR Honda rider, who tested Ohlins suspension as well as dealing with the rear-grip trouble that caused problems in Sunday’s race. Along with several other MotoGP riders, De Puniet also rolled out the new rear tyre spec made available by Bridgestone, as he completed 76 laps on Tuesday, clocking a best time of 1’33.111 to make him the second fastest Honda in the session. “We tried to understand what happened in Sunday’s race when I struggled with rear-grip issues and we have ...Read more.
2010 Honda PCX
2 CommentsPosted by prd on November 9th, 2009 at 3:43 pm under 2010 Models, Honda Scooter
2010 Honda PCX scooter is equipped with high-tech 4-stroke 125-qm engine with liquid cooling - a completely new design company. Especially engineers are proud of the minimum fuel consumption - 2 l. 100 km. This was achieved mainly through the system automatically stops the engine during idle time. Thanks to electronic fuel injection system PGM-FI, Honda PCX will keep the most rigorous to date environmental standards of Europe and the USA. The price of a scooter is not reported, but it should be quite affordable - to reduce production costs, the production of the scooter will be used for ...Read more.
Pedrosa takes second win of the season at Valencia
0 CommentsPosted by prd on November 8th, 2009 at 12:01 pm under Honda Racing
It was a victory on home soil for Dani Pedrosa at the Gran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana, as the Repsol Honda man enjoyed a start-to-finish win in the final race of the 2009 season. The drama started before the race had even commenced, as pole position holder Casey Stoner’s high-side crash on the warm-up lap meant he was unable to take his place on the grid. That allowed Pedrosa to lead the charge from his position on the front row, and after taking the first corner in the lead the Repsol Honda rider never relinquished it, sealing third spot in the overall standings in ...Read more.
Winning race more important than third overall for Pedrosa
0 CommentsPosted by prd on November 6th, 2009 at 1:46 pm under Featured, Honda Racing
With just one win to his name this season Dani Pedrosa wants to double that tally on home soil on Sunday at the Gran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana, and after starting the weekend third on the timesheets in Friday’s free practice he knows he needs to up the pace. The Spanish star, who has a good record at Valencia, was just under half a second off pace man Casey Stoner’s hot lap of 1’32.813 in the hour-long opening practice and also trailed fellow Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo on the timesheet. He later explained that a race victory in front of the home fans to end the season ...Read more.
2010 Honda Elite
0 CommentsPosted by prd on November 2nd, 2009 at 9:05 pm under 2010 Models, Honda Scooter
Looking for a scooter that can do it all? A cool new ride that can get you to school or work, run errands around town, or even handle two-up duty when date night rolls around? Then check out the new 2010 Elite®, our stylish new entry featuring an all-new 108cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected four-stroke engine, twist-and-go Honda V-Matic transmission, electric start, Honda's unique Combined Braking System (CBS), and indispensable amenities like ample underseat storage and a glove compartment. The new 2010 Elite. Smart. Affordable. Fun. In other words, all you could ever ask for—and ...Read more.
2010 Honda VT750C2A Shadow Phantom
2 CommentsPosted by prd on November 2nd, 2009 at 2:20 pm under 2010 Models, Featured, Honda Motorcycle
Timeless styling, V-twin power and value that will make your head turn. The Honda Shadows, big-time cruisers with full-size looks and 750cc performance—without the full-size price. At first glance, the similarities are clear: gorgeous, retro-inspired lines. Low-slung saddle. Beefy V-twin engine. Yes, this machine is definitely a Honda Shadow. But it's unlike any Shadow you've seen before. Presenting the all-new 2010 Honda Shadow Phantom. Check out the sleek, custom look, bobbed fenders, spoked wheels and black rims highlighted amid blacked-out engine with satin-silver accents that ...Read more.
Honda Motorcycle Expects Normal Operations in India Plant
0 CommentsPosted by prd on October 27th, 2009 at 11:37 am under Honda News
Two-wheeler maker Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India today said its order backlog has touched 1.4 lakh units due to a go-slow by workers but expects to start clearing it with a third assembly line at its Manesar plant becoming operational. “Early this morning, we started operating the new assembly line, which is the third one in our plant. To begin with, the third line would have a daily production of 300-400 units and we hope to take it to 1,000 units daily after some weeks,” Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India President and CEO Shinji Aoyama told reporters here. HMSI has stopped ...Read more.
Pedrosa happy with wet podium
0 CommentsPosted by prd on October 25th, 2009 at 2:29 pm under Honda Racing
Second place at Sepang for the second year in a row – his fourth podium in as many MotoGP seasons at the track – was the result of some hard work from Dani Pedrosa in preparing for wet weather conditions. At the rain-soaked Malaysian circuit, Pedrosa overcame the kind of weather setting that has previously proven hard for him to deal with to finish second, behind Casey Stoner and in front of Valentino Rossi. It was a result that particularly pleased the Spaniard, who had worked specifically on improving his ability to deal with such a scenario, one which ended team-mate Andrea ...Read more.
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