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The Unmistakable Charm of Early Honda Marketing

Who doesn’t remember that “You Meet the Nicest People on a Honda”? That tag line helped Honda explode in popularity beginning in the 1960s. This came to mind when we saw that used Honda Super Cubs are now selling at a great premium in some markets. The Super Cub is the greatest selling motorcycle in […]

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Indian Announces Riders Signed to First Factory Race Team Since 1953

Indian announced today that it has signed three riders to contest AMA Pro Flat Track next year aboard the new Scout FTR750. Indian says this is its first factory racing effort since 1953.  Indian’s “Wrecking Crew” will consist of Bryan Smith, Brad Baker and Jared Mees.  Here is the full press release from Indian: MINNEAPOLIS […]

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Aragon MotoGP Results

Marc Marquez (Honda) put himself firmly in the driver’s seat controlling this year’s World championship with a win at Aragon earlier today. With four races remaining, Marquez now has a 52 point lead over Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) in the championship standings. Rossi finished third today after losing a battle with teammate Jorge Lorenzo, who came […]

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Aragon MotoGP Qualifying Results

The front row for tomorrow’s MotoGP race at Aragon was determined earlier today with Honda’s Marc Marquez recording a blistering lap to take pole ahead of Maverick Viñales (Suzuki) and Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha). Honda seems to have had an advantage all weekend, but some bad luck during qualifying may have kept both Cal Crutchlow and […]

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Nicky Hayden’s Aragon MotoGP Guest Ride Off to Slow Start

Nicky Hayden is substituting for injured Jack Miller this weekend aboard the Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Honda for the Aragon round of the MotoGP championship. Hayden left MotoGP this year to ride in the WSB championship, and is therefore unfamiliar with a number of changes, including a switch to Michelin tires and a spec […]

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Can Foreign Markets Make Mid-Displacement Bikes Cool Again? (Updated with information from Benelli U.S.)

It has been a while since U.S. riders first became obsessed with large displacement, high horsepower motorcycles. Huge displacement and horsepower aren’t necessary to enjoy the motorcycling experience, as most recently demonstrated by Troy Corser. With few exceptions, however, manufacturers are reluctant to experiment with lower displacement bikes here in the U.S. Things are different […]

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Honda and Yamaha Tease New Sportbikes; Honda Launches Web Site for 2017 Models (with videos)

The Fall bike shows are almost upon us, once again, so next month should see the unveiling of several new models from all of the major manufacturers. It is no secret that sport bike sales have fallen off dramatically in recent years, and the pace of introduction of new models has also slowed. Nevertheless, Honda […]

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Troy Corser Flogs 1935 BMW at Goodwood (Great Video)

Two-time WSB World champ Troy Corser participated in some vintage racing at the Goodwood Revival earlier this month, and we found some great video of him extracting every millimeter of performance from a pre-WW2 BMW boxer on the Goodwood track. In the right circumstances, a good rider on a slow bike is faster than a […]


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