John McGuiness back with Honda for 2022
He’s won 23 TTs. He was the first man ever to lap the Isle of Man TT Mountain Course at over 130mph. In 2022 he’ll start his 100th TT race. His name’s John McGuiness, and next season he’ll be back where he belongs, racing a Honda Fireblade at the... Read more
2022 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP
2022 was always going to be a special year for Honda and the Fireblade brand. That’s because it’s 30 years since the first ones started appearing in showrooms. Since 1992 the Fireblade has seen umpteen iterations; some world-beating, others not quite, but they’ve all enjoyed their fair share of... Read more
Honda NT1100 | The all-new touring tool
‘Sports tourers’ were a bit of a thing a few years ago. People seemed to love them, and there were plenty to choose from. Nowadays though, a lot of the folk that were into their ‘sports tourers’ yesteryear, are bombing around on adventure bikes. Everywhere you look, there are... Read more
Honda CB500F, CBR500R and CB500X Updated
Honda’s trio of A2 license friendly 500cc twins have had some reasonably hefty updates for 2022. That’s the ‘naked roadster’ CB500F, the ‘sporty’ CBR500R and the ‘adventure’ CB500X. They’re faster, better handling and now look even sharper. So what’s new with the Honda CB500F, CBR500R and CB500X? Well just... Read more
Honda Africa Twins updated for 2022
It’s good news if you’re into Honda Africa twins because both the CRF1100L Africa Twin and the CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sport have been updated, tweaked and given a ‘striking’ new colour scheme for 2022. After thirty years of Africa Twin, they just keep getting better and better. So what... Read more
2021 Honda CB1000R 5Four
If you watch ‘The Motorbike Show’ on the tellybox, you may have heard of Guy Willison (he’s the one who looks a bit like Mick Jagger). But let me tell you who he is, in case you haven’t. He is a professional bike designer and creator of ‘5Four Motorcycles’.... Read more
CRF250R and CRF250RX headline Honda’s new CRF line-up
Actually, that headline’s not strictly accurate, but the suspension upgrades that the CRF450R and CRF450RX are enjoying for 2022 are yesterday’s news. The big news for this week is the upgrades the CRF250R and CRF250RX receive, and they’re fairly substantial. For some, the most exciting update to the ’22,... Read more
LCR Honda boss expects better results
In an interview this week, Lucio Checchinello, boss of LCR Honda MotoGP Team gave a no nonsense appraisal of his two riders Alex Marquez and Takaaki Nakagami, saying he expects better. Both riders have had a few top tens, including top six finishes, but neither have stuck it on... Read more
Marc Marquez; a flash in the pan?
Yesterday, anyone that watched MotoGP saw Marc Marquez take his 11th consecutive win at the Sachsenring in Germany. It came 581 days after his last MotoGP win, 336 days after his career-threatening arm injury. But he did it. And the Repsol Honda rider has now stood on the podium... Read more
Motocross; the hardest sport in the world
When I was a nipper, motocross was my thing. Most weekends I’d be riding somewhere. And if I was lucky, I’d get to ride somewhere on a weekday after school, too. But it’s safe to say my motocross career never took off. So when my old mate Johnny persuaded... Read more
Repsol Honda Marquez Statement
A statement just released by the Repsol Honda MotoGP team has just confirmed that the former champ has been cleared for a return to racing. This is what they’ve said… In the review carried out on Marc Marquez by the Hospital Ruber Internacional medical team, four months after surgery,... Read more
Marc Marquez to miss opening GP
The Repsol Honda HRC MotoGP team have just announced that Marc Marquez will be watching the first round of the 2021 MotoGP season from the side lines. Or, more likely, from home. The press release said he made the decision with his medical team, however I suspect they made... Read more