Jeremy Martin managed to walk away from a crazy dirtbike crash over the weekend at the San Diego Supercross. Martin got tossed over the bars, bounced over a berm and (fortunately) landed on a tough block before bouncing back to his feet. Check out the video below:
Anyone who watches those “barn find” TV shows understands how exciting it can be when you stumble across a truly great find. For any powersports enthusiast, a mint condition Honda CR500 still in the crate is something worth getting excited about. Now the only question is: will they build it or leave it in the box and keep it as a piece of motorcycle history?
We tend to feel that sometimes trials motorcycle riders don’t get a lot of respect. Just because they don’t go fast or fly high doesn’t mean they aren’t incredibly skilled motorcycle riders. If you’re skeptical, just watch this guy dominate on a trials motorcycle.
TORRANCE, Calif. – During a ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday, the reopening of the Honda Rider Education Center in Irving, Texas, was celebrated by local powersports enthusiasts, politicians and media, as well as Honda associates and Geo-Center Motorcycle Training owner Curt Liles, who operates the facility under a lease agreement with American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
TORRANCE, Calif., May 12, 2015 – Building on the success of the Honda Environmental Leadership Program through its automobile dealers’ reduced environmental footprint, American Honda today announced the voluntary program’s expansion to include its powersports dealers, as well as power-equipment dealers, marine dealers and engine distributors.
Honda provides strategic counseling in areas such as lighting, heating, cooling, water fixtures and recycling. The Honda “Green Dealer” Guide, a 93-page energy-efficiency roadmap available for download at greendealer.honda.com, provides additional guidance. Dealers and distributors who quantifiably reduce their environmental impact can also qualify to earn a Honda Environmental Leadership Award, introduced in 2011 as a part of the company’s comprehensive approach to environmentally responsible operations. Once participating dealers have completed upgrades, results are verified by a third-party evaluator, and a participating dealer’s score can qualify it for one of three achievement levels—Silver, Gold or Platinum. Sixty-five automobile dealers have reduced their energy consumption by 10 percent or more in the past three years, and one has achieved “Electric Grid Neutral” status. (“Electric Grid Neutral” means the dealership produces as much as or more energy from renewable energy sources than it consumes from its local electric utility over a one-year period.)
Honda recently announced the launch of its new racing website, HondaRacingCorporation.com, which will serve as the home of HRC’s factory racing activities across the world. The new site will highlight regular news of the team, feature stories and video and image content from the five main championships in which HRC factory teams compete all in one place. For instance, the site will cover Team HRC in MXGP and Cross-Country Rally/Dakar, the Repsol Honda Team in MotoGP and Trial World Championships, and Team Honda in AMA Supercross and Pro Motocross.
TORRANCE, Calif. — Achieving a milestone more than 65 years in the making, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced production of its 300-millionth motorcycle. The milestone bike is a Honda Gold Wing produced at the company’s Kumamoto Factory in Japan. Honda will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the iconic Gold Wing in 2015.
Honda began mass production of motorcycles in Japan in 1949 when it built the Honda 98cc Dream Type-D. Today, Honda produces motorcycles, ATVs and side-by-sides at 32 plants in 22 countries, including two plants in North America.
“This incredible milestone is the result of the millions of customers who have placed their trust in Honda and we would like to thank all of our customers, associates, dealers and community partners in North America for helping make it possible,” said Bob Gurga, Vice President and Manager of Motorcycle Division for American Honda. “Now, we are focused on the future and the ways that we can harness the challenging spirit of Honda associates to create new joy for Honda customers.”
When he rode for Team Honda during his racing career, Jeremy McGrath won four-consecutive premier-class AMA Supercross titles from 1993 to 1996. He also earned the premier-class AMA Motocross crown in 1995 aboard a Honda, as well as the ’91 and ’92 AMA 125 West Supercross championships. After moving on to race for other manufacturers and eventually retiring from professional supercross and motocross racing in 2003, McGrath rode Hondas in Supermoto competition for a time and has served as an ambassador for the brand and a test rider for the factory motocross team.
Go Baja Riding has announced that it will provide racers, or those looking to compete in their first hard-core race, an opportunity of a lifetime to race the SCORE Baja 1000 this year. Go Baja provides an all-inclusive race program for the Baja 1000. We cover logistics, food, lodging, transportation, bikes for pre run, pitting, and a professionally built 450x with a full-time chase crew (altogether it’s a nine-day program including race day).
Go Baja Riding Tours proudly announced last week that we are now a proud supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project. All proceeds generated will go directly to the WWP. Our donation page is available at support: support.woundedwarriorproject.org/group-fundraising/gobajariding. Go Baja Riding says it is excited to give back to the soldiers that have kept us safe. Two of the team’s riders are combat wounded veterans, so all of us at Go Baja Riding are racing for a larger cause.
Torrance, CA: Trials riders are about as passionate a bunch of enthusiasts as you’re likely to find. Now they have a new way to fire up that passion as Honda adds a second new Cota trials mount to the line that includes the Cota Race Replica introduced in 2014.