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The Hottest Bikes of 2018 at EICMA

With steaming hangovers from a night of debauchery in Milan (thanks Tom), we rolled into the EICMA show feeling like a pair of Honda Deauvilles on a superbike grid. We needn’t have worried though, as the world’s largest moto-only show didn’t disappoint – a blend of fresh lines, wiz-bang technology and Milanese ladies awaited.   After the Euro4 floodgates opened… Read more →

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2017 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Unveiled

As if the stealthy testing colours of Nicky Hayden and Steffi Bradl’s 2017 Fireblade SP2 weren’t sexy enough, the Ten Kate team has just unveiled its racing stripes for this season at Red Bull’s Hangar-7 facility in Salzburg. Why? Because the Austrian energy drink giants have become title sponsors of Honda’s official World Superbike Team, breaking the internet today with… Read more →

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2017 Isle of Man TT is already awesome…

You’ve gotta love Wednesdays: the midweek hump day that provides unconditional dubplate news, strategically published under embargo in the UK’s largest journal. We had not one, but two announcements yesterday. To everyone’s amazement, northern tea drinker, Guy Martin is making a racing comeback alongside John McGuinness in the official Honda Racing squad aboard the new SP2. The lure of a… Read more →

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Honda Unveils Self-Balancing Motorcycle

Fresh from the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Honda has just released minor details of its new self-balancing motorcycle technology amongst a throng of other weird and whacky gadgetry. The Big H has always been a fan of pioneering robotic expertise (more so than any other manufacturer), and this has been incorporated into Moto Riding Assist technology that… Read more →

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Video: EICMA Highlights

44T was live on the frontline at EICMA in Milan – the world’s biggest dedicated motorcycle exhibition – and spent a few days capturing 2017’s finest machinery and a feast of juicy, dubplate gossip for you guys to dribble over. We could have devoted an entire channel to what was displayed but here are some of our highlights. I think… Read more →

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Honda confirms X-ADV

After teasing us with the funky little City Adventure Concept in Milan last year, Honda has just confirmed the release of its production-based version – the X-ADV. Think maxi scooter with the ability to take bridleways as a shortcut to work, enter the Dakar rally, or nail 20ft tabletops and you’re halfway there. Finer details have yet to surface but… Read more →

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Nakamoto: “We hope Valentino will understand his mistake”

Just when you thought Sepang’s shitstorm was subsiding as MotoGP heads to Valencia, HRC’s Vice President, Shuhei Nakamoto has rightfully gone public with his view of events. While some of it is obvious (understandable) Honda-based propaganda, there are some fascinating nuggets and balanced thoughts. Rather than rehashing the press release and crafting a story, here’s the full ‘Q&A’… We’ll leave… Read more →

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Epic Honda Concepts Unveiled

Honda has unveiled some juicy concepts ahead of this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, along with a few production models. Weeks after showcasing the RC213V-powered weapon of a car in Frankfurt, the Big H’s highlights include ‘innovative mobility products that are useful in people’s daily lives as well as a lineup of mobility products topped by racing machines that pursue excellence… Read more →

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Muddy Rutting with John McGuinness

We’re in South Wales at Dave Thorpe’s Off-Road Centre. There’s a scarily steep slag heap situated at the top of the mountain, just off the Brecons, and it looks like we’re riding the highest part of the surrounding valleys. To give you some idea of the altitude, we can look down and see the tips of gargantuan wind turbines beneath… Read more →

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MOTOBUM, CLUBNEXT or Y’s distraction Dog House?

That is the question. It’s that time of year again when us Westerners trawl though the Suzuka 8hr entry list, pick out our favourite team names and try not to induce a hernia. Team Hooters, TEAM FRONTIER, Honda Blue Helmets and OTOBUM with Ishigaki Island Tuna Racing join the headliners in entertaining squad names. 84 teams are lapping for qualifying… Read more →

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Honda RC213V-S

Honda has just presented the final version of the RC213V-S at the Spanish GP in Catalunya. After revealing a slightly bodged-up concept at the Milan show in 2014, the glossy, completed road-legal model will go on sale very soon and provide MotoGP for the masses – at a cost of €188,000. While you don’t necessarily have to brag Neil Spalding… Read more →

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Ten Minutes With…John McGuinness

He’s not quite the proverbial housewives’ pin-up favourite but there isn’t a bad word spoken about John McGuinness. Morecambe’s finest lines-up with Honda for a millionth successive year and is fighting fit ahead of the season – in the run-up to last year’s TT, McGuinness badly damaged his wrist after twatting a rock in an off-road crash and 2014’s results… Read more →