Honda-Thumb-Bike-Red-Bud-7-3-13Torrance, CA: For the next round of the 2013 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross championship taking place in Michigan, Team Honda Muscle Milk will showcase its bikes and riders in patriotic-themed Red, White and Blue designs to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Round seven of the 2013 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross championship will mark the 39th annual Red Bud National in Buchanan, MI, and the team CRF450R race bikes will feature Red, White and Blue graphics and seat cover designed by Throttle Jockey, along with blue D.I.D wheels. In addition, Justin Barcia and Trey Canard will both don patriotic-themed riding gear for the holiday weekend.

Braving-Baja-Truck-Peterson-Museum-4-30-13Los Angeles, Calif. (April, 2013) – To prove the durability of its motorcycles, American Honda sent a CL72 Scrambler on a 950 mile trek through rocks, sand washes, dry lake beds, mountain passes and paved roads. Fifty years later, that 1960s run is remembered for  initiating one of the most significant off-road races for both two and four wheeled vehicles in the world—the Baja 1000.

Legendary racers Dave Ekins and Parnelli Jones will help the Petersen Automotive Museum honor Baja with a tribute dinner, one-day off road show, and summer-long exhibition: Braving Baja, 1,000 Miles to Glory, presented by American Honda Motorcycle Division.

Torrance, CA: Honda unveiled its new CRF450 Rally model Dakar racer at the 2012 International Motorcycle, Scooter and Bike Fair in Cologne, Germany. The world debut of this production-based race machine centers on its entry in the Dakar Rally, which will be held in January 2013.

America’s Johnny Campbell, the 11-time Baja 1000 champion who previously gained Dakar Rally experience in Africa, will join riders Helder Rodrigues (Portugal), Felipe Zanol (Brazil), Sam Sunderland (United Kingdom) and Javier Pizzolito (Argentina) in an international effort. Honda entered factory teams nine times from 1981 onward in the forerunner of the present Dakar Rally, the Paris-Dakar Rally. Cyril Neveu (France) rode Honda to its first victory in 1982, the race’s fourth year, and from 1986 to 1989 Honda won four consecutive titles for an overall record of five victories in nine years. In 2013, Honda will aim for its first rally victory with a model built from a production-based machine.