Eventual winner Marquez picked the wrong compound for the wet tyres, but they proved to be a blessing in disguise, as a rapidly drying track gave his second bike that was tuned for the dry a massive advantage
Japanese motorcycle manufacturer Honda will be unveiling a special edition named ‘Dare to be Different CBR1000RR Fireblade’ at the upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed to mark the silver anniversary of the legendary motorcycle. First launched in 1992, the bike was designed by Honda designer Tadao Baba who emphasised his obsession to deliver a motorcycle with low weight. Back then the motorcycle was powered by an 893cc engine which generated about 122bhp of power.
A Honda engineer has told international media that the company is working to make its DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission) technology suitable for sports bikes. Currently, the DCT is available on the NC750X, VFR1200F and Africa Twin but Honda will soon feature it on their sports models.
Honda’s MotoGP spearhead and the reigning world champion Marc Marquez is back to his winning ways after a dull start to the 2015 season achieving the 700th FIM (Federation of International Motorcycling) World Championship victory for Honda in road racing. Honda registered their 699th win on Sunday at the Indianapolis Grand Prix when the 18-year-old 250cc Belgian rider Livio Loi bravely gambled with tyre choice to achieve his first victory.
Honda has launched a special edition BSB Replica Fireblade priced at GBP 13,499 (Rs 13.59 lakh). This replica of the British Superbike Championship racebike will be produced in a limited run of just 50 units and costs GBP 1,300 (Rs 1.30 lakh) over the price of the standard bike.
John McGuiness has reclaimed his title in the Senior TT class of the Isle of Man TT, setting an outright lap record for the mountain course in the process. The 43-year-old Brit recorded an average speed of 213.56kmph, beating the previous record set by Ian Hutchinson by a mere 0.648kmph.
Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI), today announced the beginning of an unique road safety initiative for kids during the National safety week (March, 4 to March, 10). The introductory activity was held at Ramjas International School, Pusa Road, New Delhi.