News: HONDA COMMITS TO TOTAL ELECTRIFICATION IN EUROPE BY 2025

Honda took to the stage at Geneva recently to announce the further acceleration of its electrification ambitions. The company has explained to MotorMartin its intention to move 100 per cent of its European sales to electrified powertrains by 2025. This … Continue reading News: HONDA COMMITS TO TOTAL ELECTRIFICATION IN EUROPE BY 2025

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News: RED BULL HONDA WORLD SUPERBIKE TEAM COMPLETES MID-SEASON TESTING AT PORTIMÃO

Some news now for those, much like us here on the #MotorMartinRacing desk, that can’t wait for the World Superbike stars to return to the track after their long summer break. That’s certainly not to say that the teams have been standing still as testing has been continuing behind the scenes, subtle changes giving small improvements in lap time allowing the team to bridge the gap to the front of the field. Indeed, The Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team have shared with MotorMartin the following news after completing their mid-season testing programme in a private two-day test and the … Continue reading News: RED BULL HONDA WORLD SUPERBIKE TEAM COMPLETES MID-SEASON TESTING AT PORTIMÃO

News: HONDA REVEALS MOST SOPHISTICATED HR-V EVER WITH REFRESHED STYLING AND ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES

Honda has revealed the first details of the 2019 HR-V to MotorMartin recently and it’s their most sophisticated subcompact SUV to date. The new model, Honda say, features enhanced exterior styling, updates to the interior and a range of advanced technologies. We’ll leave the rest for Honda to explain, enjoy: Upgrades to the elegant exterior design include a more substantial interpretation of Honda’s ‘Solid Wing Face’ graphic, with a new, high-gloss dark chrome panel that replaces the black-and-chrome combination above the grille. The front bumper features deeper air intake sections that house circular fog lights, and the headlights now have … Continue reading News: HONDA REVEALS MOST SOPHISTICATED HR-V EVER WITH REFRESHED STYLING AND ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES

News: THE SCIENCE OF A WORLDSBK CBR1000RR

There’s still not a day goes by without AutoTrader being opened and the legendary Fireblade moniker being typed in, after all, every garage needs a Fireblade doesn’t it? And for those that already have a Honda in the shed then the following news will surely be of use. Modifying a production Fireblade into a WorldSBK racer, Honda say, is a complicated venture and in this video ‘Science of a WorldSBK CBR1000RR’ Honda WorldSBK Operations Manager Chris Pike and Chassis Development lead Dino Acocella explain some of the processes involved. Following on the previous video from the Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team … Continue reading News: THE SCIENCE OF A WORLDSBK CBR1000RR

News: HONDA RACING TV: ALL-STAR HOTLAP, SCIENCE OF A CBR1000RR AND MORE

Honda have just shared with MotorMartin the following rather exciting news regarding their latest Honda Racing TV programming and it’s well worth taking notice. Start your week, Honda say, by watching episode 17 here, or on hondaproracing.com/tv. In Episode 17, the iconic Indianapolis 500 is revisited with an exclusive view of race day through the eyes of Andretti Autosport’s Stefan Wilson, Lee Johnston takes Tiago Monteiro for a spin around the Isle of Man TT course in a Honda Civic Type R, Goodwood is visited to catch up with all the Honda greats, both human and machine, at the 2018 … Continue reading News: HONDA RACING TV: ALL-STAR HOTLAP, SCIENCE OF A CBR1000RR AND MORE

News: CIVIC FOUR DOOR SALOON COMING TO UK MARKET

Happy days here at MotorMartin Towers as Honda UK has today announced the four door saloon version of the Civic is coming to the UK market. Built in Turkey, Honda UK have confirmed to MotorMartin that the Civic saloon will be available in both petrol and diesel powertrains and will be in dealer forecourts from August. The petrol version will be the 1.0 i-VTEC available on the Civic hatchback since launch and comes with either the CVT or manual transmission. The 1.6 i-DTEC diesel powertrain was launched earlier this year in the hatchback and will be available with the same … Continue reading News: CIVIC FOUR DOOR SALOON COMING TO UK MARKET

News: SOLID SIXTH PLACE FOR CAMIER IN THAI WORLDSBK RACE 2

Following on from Race 1, Honda have explained to MotorMartin how Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team’s Leon Camier capped off a strong showing in Thailand with a sixth place finish at Chang International Circuit, while Jake Gagne was back in the points after taking fourteenth place on the CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2. Camier started on pole position in Race 2 courtesy of his fourth place in Race 1 and although he got the holeshot and led into the first corner, a fierce battle in the lead group resulted in him ending the first lap in P5. Showing consistent pace throughout … Continue reading News: SOLID SIXTH PLACE FOR CAMIER IN THAI WORLDSBK RACE 2

News: STUNNING TOP TEN FOR TRIPLE M ROOKIES IN THAILAND

The all-new Triple M Honda World Superbike Team have shared with MotorMartin how they secured their best finish to date thanks to a tenth place for their American rider PJ Jacobsen in race two at a hot and steamy Buriram in Thailand recently. Following on from 17th place in race one, when PJ finished ahead of his countryman Jake Gagne, Jacobsen scored tenth place in race two, finishing much closer to the leading rider in Thailand than he had in the opening round in Australia last month. PJ was only a couple of seconds from ninth place, and had four more … Continue reading News: STUNNING TOP TEN FOR TRIPLE M ROOKIES IN THAILAND

News: CAMIER CHARGES TO FOURTH PLACE IN EPIC RACE 1 BATTLE IN THAILAND

In what was a hard fought battle out on the track, Leon Camier narrowly missed out on a debut podium with the Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team, the Briton claiming a hard-fought fourth place in Race 1 of the Thai WorldSBK round after a stellar qualifying performance saw him start on the front row. Honda have shared with MotorMartin that after a brilliant showing in Superpole 2 where he set a time of 1’32.922 on the CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2 to qualify in P3, Camier had a great start to the race and settled into third place for the opening laps. … Continue reading News: CAMIER CHARGES TO FOURTH PLACE IN EPIC RACE 1 BATTLE IN THAILAND