Honda Bikes – Bike Pix http://bike-pix.com/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 07:41:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://bike-pix.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/biike-pix-icon-150x150.png Honda Bikes – Bike Pix http://bike-pix.com/ 32 32 FCC TSR Honda France wins FIM Endurance World Championship title, the world’s premier endurance motorcycle racing series, on Bridgestone tires https://bike-pix.com/fcc-tsr-honda-france-wins-fim-endurance-world-championship-title-the-worlds-premier-endurance-motorcycle-racing-series-on-bridgestone-tires/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 06:07:00 +0000 https://bike-pix.com/fcc-tsr-honda-france-wins-fim-endurance-world-championship-title-the-worlds-premier-endurance-motorcycle-racing-series-on-bridgestone-tires/ FCC TSR Honda France wins FIM Endurance World Championship title, the world’s premier endurance motorcycle racing series, on Bridgestone tires

  • FCC TSR Honda France won the title of FIM Endurance World Champion (EWC) on Bridgestone tyres.
  • Bridgestone provides “driving excitement” through the supply of premium BATTLAX brand tires and through a wide range of global motorsport activities such as the EWC series.
  • By supporting global motorsport activities, Bridgestone will deliver “Emotion: Committed to Inspiring Excitement and Spreading Joy in the World of Mobility” from the Bridgestone E8 Pledge.

Tokyo (September 20, 2022) ― Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone) announced today that FCC TSR Honda France has won the FIM*1 Title in the Endurance World Championship (EWC), the world’s premier endurance motorcycle racing series, on Bridgestone tyres. This is the third time that a team, which Bridgestone supplies with BATTLAX brand tires, has won the EWC title since 2018. In addition, YOSHIMURA SERT MOTUL placed second in the EWC series, on Bridgestone tires.

By providing “Driving Excitement” through the supply of premium BATTLAX branded tires and through the EWC series and a wide range of other global motorsport activities, Bridgestone strives to achieve its corporate commitment to “Emotion: Committed to inspiring excitement and spreading joy in the world of mobility” described in its “Bridgestone E8 Commitment”.*2

Since 2017, Bridgestone has been supporting the teams participating in the full EWC series with the supply of BATTLAX brand tires, which offer high grip, durability and driving comfort. In the 2022 season, FCC TSR Honda France, one of the three teams supported by Bridgestone, finished third in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and Spa races, and showed consistent performance throughout the season . With second place, the team then took part in the Bol d’Or, the last race of the series, which took place in France (September 17-18). This team came in fourth place, winning the EWC Championship title for the second time since 2018.

FCC TSR Honda France wins the EWC Series Championship

FCC TSR Honda France wins the EWC Series Championship

“I am very happy and honored to win the EWC championship using Bridgestone tyres. However, it was a difficult season with a lot of hardships. we had planned, we fully understood what we could do and we did our best. I believe that’s why we survived. After the early retirements of the top ranked teams, we were forced to respond irregularly problems. In such a situation, we focused on the title, and in the end, we came back from behind to win the title. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the drivers, mechanics, team personnel and to all those who have warmly supported us,” said Masakazu Fujii, FCC TSR Honda France Team Manager.

“I would like to congratulate all the members of FCC TSR Honda France for their EWC title. FCC TSR Honda France finished in third place in the opening race of Le Mans and the second race of Spa, and continued to do proof of teamwork fit for a champion throughout the season Bridgestone are very proud to have contributed to the championship of their series for the second time since 2018 by providing tires that deliver the best performance possibilities of the riders and their bikes. I would also like to express my sincere gratitude to the many motorsport fans who have supported us and to all the teams who have worked so hard and cooperated in the development of the tyres. Bridgestone is delighted to support the champion of the series as a member of his team and to develop and deliver even better tires next year as well,” said Naotaka Horio, Motorsport Division Manager of Bridgestone Corporation.

Bridgestone is committed to supporting the development of a safe, peace of mind and enjoyable motorcycle culture and the development of motorsport culture through a wide range of global sustainable motorsports and through Dan-Totsu*3 products like its premium BATTLAX-branded motorcycle tires.

*1 FIM stands for Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme

*2 The Bridgestone Group has established its corporate commitment, the “Bridgestone E8 Commitment”, to help achieve its vision: “Towards 2050, Bridgestone continues to deliver social and customer value as a business of durable solutions. This commitment will be the axis of the Group to steer management while gaining the trust of future generations. The “Bridgestone E8 Commitment” consists of eight specific Bridgestone values ​​beginning with the letter “E” (Energy, Ecology, Efficiency, Extension, Economy, Emotion, Ease, and Empowerment) that the Group will commit to creating through separate Bridgestone goals and processes. , working with employees, society, partners and customers to help achieve a sustainable society.
https://www.bridgestone.com/corporate/news/pdf/2022030101.pdf

*3 “Dan-Totsu” refers to the management of Bridgestone as the clear and absolute leader.

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Viltais Racing Igol won after dramatic Bol d’Or final; TSR Honda France is champion https://bike-pix.com/viltais-racing-igol-won-after-dramatic-bol-dor-final-tsr-honda-france-is-champion/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 14:44:14 +0000 https://bike-pix.com/viltais-racing-igol-won-after-dramatic-bol-dor-final-tsr-honda-france-is-champion/

Viltais Racing Igol won the 100th edition of the Bol d’Or a few moments ago, in what is the team’s first victory in the World Endurance Championship after a surprising and spectacular last 90 minutes on the Paul track. Richard.

After being in the lead for a long time, ERC Endurance-Ducati had to stop with a mechanical problem when the team was comfortable in the lead. Then Wojcik Racing Team took over the lead…until Sheridan Morais’ bike ran into trouble and had to be pushed into the pit lane for necessary repairs.

As a result, after losing five minutes in the garage, the direction of the race changed again and it was here that Viltais Racing Igol took the reins of the race and managed to translate opportunity into conquest. In the end, Yamaha’s privateer team won the 24-hour race by completing a total of 718 laps of the French circuit and one lap ahead of Wojcik Racing Team.

Third place was secured by Webike SRC Kawasaki France who were two laps behind the winning team. FCC TSR Honda France finished just outside the podium and ahead of ERC Endurance Ducati, which nevertheless returned to the race to claim fifth place.

In the Superstock class, the RAC41-Chromeburner was best placed as it managed to cross the chess line in seventh place overall. The BMRT 3D Maxxess Nevers and the Pitlane Endurance #86 – JP3 occupied the podium in their respective categories, still managing to stay in the top 10 of the general classification.

Then, another world championship ended, with FCC TSR Honda France becoming the 2022 champion team. In Superstock, the same feat was the responsibility of Team 18 Sapeurs Pompiers CMS Motostore.

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Honda’s problems persist according to Marc Márquez: “I feel like I did what I did in the first part of the season” https://bike-pix.com/hondas-problems-persist-according-to-marc-marquez-i-feel-like-i-did-what-i-did-in-the-first-part-of-the-season/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 14:31:10 +0000 https://bike-pix.com/hondas-problems-persist-according-to-marc-marquez-i-feel-like-i-did-what-i-did-in-the-first-part-of-the-season/

Upon his arrival at the Aragon GP, ​​Marc Marquez accumulated a period of more than three months of absence from the MotoGP World Championship. Nonetheless, he had the chance to get back on his Honda last week at Misano testing – having the chance to get a feel for the current state of the bike after being on the sidelines since the Italian GP at the end of may.

As for its feelings on the RC213V after testing at Misano, the #93 explained itself at a press conference yesterday: ‘In Misano, I had the opportunity to try out the bike. On the first day it was not possible to give good feedback, but on the second day I started to feel the bike. And I feel like I did that in the first part of the season: we have no information from the front tyre, the bike doesn’t turn the way I want it to, and it’s leaning too much on the exit – no grip, no acceleration. Everything is a consequence.

What encourages Márquez is Honda’s commitment, and also considers that the bike has improved compared to 2021 – but not as much as its rivals: “They are working hard on this to get closer. In the end, the bike is better than last year, but the problem is that the others have improved even further. So we need to be closer. I’m very grateful to Honda because I saw they were working very hard.

One of the new features the Spaniard may have on the RC213V is the Kalex swingarm, but at least in the first free practice he won’t try it as he explained: “It’s different, it works differently, the sensations are completely different. You can understand it’s a different concept and I can use it here in Aragon – that’s what they tell me. But at the moment I don’t want to test because I’m not ready to test anything on the bike on Friday – at the moment before FP1 we’ll see what my level is then.

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Bikes on the Bricks in progress in Flint https://bike-pix.com/bikes-on-the-bricks-in-progress-in-flint/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 05:15:00 +0000 https://bike-pix.com/bikes-on-the-bricks-in-progress-in-flint/

FLINT, Mich. (WNEM) – Bikes on the Bricks is underway in what’s the last hurrah for downtown Flint’s festival season.

All types of motorbikes lined the bricks of Saginaw Street on Friday with thousands more expected over the weekend.

“The police will start the route around 9am. We have the ride escorted by Ed Henderson’s police. It starts at 11 a.m. from Vehicle City Harley-Davidson. It takes about 40 minutes to drive through the county and then back. All money raised goes to local charities,” said Chris Everson, President of Bikes on the Bricks.

Saturday motorcycle enthusiasts can also expect to see Urias Globe of Death, a family of daredevil motorcyclists.

There will also be music from the John Vance Band in the beer tent.

Everson said new attendees are often surprised by the event in a good way.

“They didn’t expect it in Flint,” Everson said. “If they’ve never been here, they get a sense of what Flint is, and they come down and have a good time. Everyone is welcome… Honda, Harley-Davidson. No matter what you look like, get down. We are there for everyone. We just want to have fun with motorcycles.

There is also a full schedule of events for Sunday which you can find here.

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MXGP World Champion Tim Gajser wins the s… https://bike-pix.com/mxgp-world-champion-tim-gajser-wins-the-s/ Sun, 04 Sep 2022 18:13:00 +0000 https://bike-pix.com/mxgp-world-champion-tim-gajser-wins-the-s/

With the MXGP World Championship already won by Tim Gajser of the HRC team, his Australian teammate Mitch Evans was hoping to end the season with good results; and after qualifying for second place on Saturday, Mitch was hopeful and focused for Sunday’s races.

In the first MXGP race, Evans got off to a great start, finishing the first lap in second place, but quickly took the lead. His fluid style and deceptive speed helped Evans pull away, but an error on lap eight dropped him to fourth and another error on lap 13 pushed him further back to eventually finish the race at a disappointing 12th place.

Tim Gajser had in the meantime worked quietly outside the top ten on the first lap, but nibbled away lap after lap to find himself in a well-deserved third place at the finish.

JM Honda Racing’s Henry Jacobi finished race one in 11th place aboard the CRF450R.

In the MX2 category, the two Shiptocycle Honda SR Motoblouz Honda CRF250R of Stephen Rubini and Emil Weckman wanted to finish the season in force. Rubini had a tough qualifying race and found himself with another rider on the first lap. His 17th place gave him a poor choice for Sunday’s races, but race one saw Rubini hit the first lap in 10th place, but soon on lap two the Frenchman’s bike suffered an electrical problem which caused him disqualified.

Emil Weckman battled from 18th to lap one to move up to 13th, but a mistake on lap 14 dropped the Aileron to 15th where he finished the race.

Both Evans and Gajser got off to strong starts in the second MXGP race with Mitch in second and Tim in fourth. Evans looked strong and confident, but on lap two an unlucky kicker on a high-speed section of track saw the Aussie crash hard, ending his run. Meanwhile, Gajser inherited third place and made it his mission to reach the front. It was an easier task said than done for the Slovenian, but his efforts paid off on lap eight as he climbed back up to second place. Gajser then closed strongly on the race leader, but eventually ran out of time and finished the race in second position.

With his third place in the first race and his second in the second race, Gajser took the overall victory – his 10th GP victory of the season and his 100th career podium.

Henry Jacobi replicated his first race with an 11th-place finish in race two, coming back from 16th on the first lap.

In the second MX2 race, Stephen Rubini completed the first lap in 14th place with Emil Weckman in 21st. Rubini worked hard to move up to ninth on lap nine, but lost position towards the end of the moto to finish 10th. Emil Weckman had a tough race, but fought his way to 17th place at the finish.

As the 2022 FIM Motocross World Championship draws to a close after a spectacular 18 rounds of racing, congratulations to the HRC team and Tim Gajser who are once again proud MXGP World Champions, riding the ever-competitive Honda CR – a bike with 50 year success story and we hope to see more in 2023.

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Review of the 2022 Honda Monkey [15 Fast Facts for Urban Fun] https://bike-pix.com/review-of-the-2022-honda-monkey-15-fast-facts-for-urban-fun/ Sat, 03 Sep 2022 06:35:23 +0000 https://bike-pix.com/review-of-the-2022-honda-monkey-15-fast-facts-for-urban-fun/


It’s hard not to love Honda Monkey motorcycles, which date back to their origins 61 years ago. The first American iteration of the Monkey was the 1968 Honda Z50M, better known as the Mini Trail. Although it was a dual-sport bike, the Honda Mini Trail’s primary customer base was kids learning to ride in the dirt—it launched countless lifetime careers on two wheels. Fast forward to the all-new 2022 Honda Monkey, which is a tribute to its ancestry, while being updated for adult consumption.

  1. Unlike the 1961 Honda Monkey, the 2022 is designed for adults. Although it looks remarkably like the Mini Trail 50, the 2022 Honda Monkey has grown-up ergonomics. Seat height is 30.5 inches, three inches higher than the Honda Rebel 1100 and less than half an inch lower than a Honda CB500F. Although the seat height may seem a bit high, the seat is soft, so you sink into it nicely. Plus, the 231-pound curb weight makes the monkey easy to tame for most adults. Overall, the rider’s triangle is compact, but not cramped, making it comfortable for multi-hour rides around town. This soft seat – a single pilot – is particularly comfortable and will not force you to leave the Monkey prematurely.
  1. Honda fitted the MiniMoto Monkey with a beefier engine this year. The bore has become narrower by 2.4 mm and the stroke has been lengthened by 5.2 mm. Although the change drops by a cubic centimeter, the fuel-injected, SOHC, two-valve, air-cooled, long-stroke engine delivers impressive torque. A bump in the compression ratio to 10:1 adds to the monkey growl. The electric start triggers the procedure without delay.

  1. The Monkey’s engine also gets a new five-speed transmission. The old four-speed was decent, but limited the Monkey’s effectiveness. The five-speed gearbox widens the gears available, being lower in first gear and higher in fifth gear. Along with the added torque of the new motor, the lower first gear makes the Monkey easier than ever to pull off the line at a stop sign. The manual clutch returns, though we wonder why Honda hasn’t enticed new riders with an automatic centrifugal clutch, as it did on the Mini Trail and current Super Cub C125. Yes, we know that a fully automatic DCT is too much to expect on a $4199 motorcycle.
  1. We love how the 2022 Honda Monkey pulls away from red lights. You’ll want to hit the gas when the light turns green in order to stay clear of cars, especially Teslas. If you’re lazy, cars will come crashing down on you. You don’t need full throttle, although that’s not a bad idea. Given the Monkey’s modest power output, you don’t have to worry about subtle movements of your right wrist – good news for new riders and a welcome treat for experienced riders. The clutch is light, but we wouldn’t complain if Honda added an assist feature for those day trips.

  1. As long as the road you’re on has a speed limit of no more than 50 mph, the Monkey is fine. The maximum speed varies considerably depending on the slope of the road and the weight of the cyclist. Although we hit over 60 mph on the Monkey on the descents, consider anything over 50 mph a bonus. As you go over 40 mph, the rate of acceleration slows. You’ll want to twist the monkey’s neck in fourth gear to get some zip on tap. Fifth gear is more of an overdrive, a nice feature when riding at higher speeds on flat ground or on slight descents.
  1. Along with the new engine and transmission, the chassis is quite different. Although Honda hasn’t hit the rake or the trail, the wheelbase is 1.5 inches shorter than last year and the twin shocks have 0.7 inches more travel. As you’d expect from a bike with a 45-inch wheelbase and 12-inch wheels, handling is exceptionally nimble. Experienced riders should adjust the amount of body English used or they will replace the bike. New riders need no introduction, it just works for them. The 2022 Honda Monkey’s easy handling is a big part of its appeal.

  1. You feel a bit vulnerable in traffic due to the monkey’s small physical size. It helps to remind you that even though it’s a MiniMoto, you sit higher than on most cruisers, so people can see you. Lack of acceleration is another cause of jitters, so ride smart.
  1. Honda did a fantastic job with the suspension. One would expect a small motorcycle with 12-inch wheels to be a tough ride. It doesn’t, thanks to an expertly tuned suspension from the factory. There are four inches of travel in the rear, and the inverted fork has a bit more. Although potholes should be wary of due to the small wheels, the suspension is more than happy to smooth out rough or uneven pavement, even when thrown into fifth gear. As long as you still feel the imperfections in the road, the jerks are eliminated. Fat Vee Rubber tires give the suspension units a little help
  1. The Vee Rubber tires acquit well. No one thinks the Thai brand delivers premium rubber, but the ADV-style tires effortlessly meet the Monkey’s humble demands. We can slide the stakes in the slower corners and hold our line at 50 mph in the fast sweepers. The tires brake well, resist locking, and rely on ABS to bail them out.
  1. The brakes on the 2022 Honda Monkey won’t intimidate a new rider. The pads initiate braking smoothly and are never aggressive. This bike wants you to use the rear brake with the front – that extra deceleration will come in handy in an emergency. We rarely felt the ABS kick in, although we didn’t overuse the brakes. Experienced riders will want to explore some of the brake upgrade paths available.

  1. We took the monkey to some urban dirt with laughable success. The monkey won’t bother anyone, so passers-by won’t go wild when they see one mounted on a path in a sensible way – the jammer-style muffler sound keeps things quiet. The Vee Rubber tires had no problem finding and maintaining off-road traction; be sure to avoid rocks, as the exhaust manifold is vulnerable under the cases. Otherwise, have fun in the dirt.
  1. The LCD dashboard doesn’t look out of place. However, it’s easy to read, and the speed is displayed in a pretty cool tiki-type font. An analog-style speedometer would have been nice, but you’ll be the only one who knows. The round chrome housing looks sleek, matching the LED headlight, turn signals and mirrors. There’s a fuel gauge that seems superfluous – you’ll never drive it far from a gas station. We would prefer a gear position indicator in the limited space.

  1. You won’t spend a lot of time on maintenance. Other than putting gas in the 1.5 gallon tank once in a while, changing the oil and (new) oil filter now and then, and checking the chain now and then, you don’t have to worry about.
  1. You get two color choices when purchasing a 2022 Honda Monkey. However, we can’t imagine why anyone would go with Pearl Black over Banana Yellow. A monkey and a banana are made for each other, and it looks great with Arai Defiant-X’s retro Number White paint scheme. Whatever color you choose, chrome is abundant.
  1. We’re not even going to try to avoid the cliché: this bike is more fun than a barrel of monkeys! If you want a retro urban transport that puts a smile on almost everyone who sees it, you can’t do better than this pleasingly approachable primate. At $4199, it’s hard not to find a place in your heart and garage for the adorable 2022 Honda Monkey.

Photography by Kelly CallanDRIVING STYLE

  • Helmet: Arai Defiant-X
  • Jacket: Joe Rocket Alliance
  • Back Protector: Joe Rocket SW Spine Protector Level 2
  • Gloves: Joe Rocket Super Moto
  • Jeans: Joe Rocket Anthem
  • Boots: Joe Rocket Outbreak

2022 Honda Monkey SpecificationsENGINE

  • Type: Horizontal single-cylinder four-stroke
  • Displacement: 124cc
  • Bore x stroke: 50 x 63.1mm
  • Compression ratio: 10.0:1
  • Fueling: EFI with 24mm throttle body
  • Cooling: Air
  • Valvetrain: SOHC, two valves
  • Starting: Electric
  • Transmission: 5 speed
  • Clutch: Wet multiplate
  • Final Drive: Chain

FRAME

  • Front suspension; Travel: 31mm non-adjustable inverted fork; 4.3 inches
  • Rear suspension; Travel: Non-adjustable shocks; 4.0 inches
  • Tyres: Rubber Vee
  • Front tyre: 120/80×12
  • Rear tyre: 130/80×12
  • Front brake: 220mm disc with Nissin caliper
  • Rear brake: 190mm disc with Nissin caliper
  • ABS: Standard

DIMENSIONS and CAPACITIES

  • Wheelbase: 45.0 inches
  • Rake: 25 degrees
  • Trail: 3.2 inches
  • Seat height: 30.5 inches
  • Fuel capacity: 1.5 gallons
  • Curb weight: 231 lbs.
  • Colors: Pearl Black; banana yellow

2022 Honda Monkey Price: MSRP $4199

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With 50 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He likes sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes and custom bikes. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he’ll say, “Whatever bike I ride.


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Five questions raised by Honda’s breakthrough MotoGP signing https://bike-pix.com/five-questions-raised-by-hondas-breakthrough-motogp-signing/ Wed, 31 Aug 2022 16:11:23 +0000 https://bike-pix.com/five-questions-raised-by-hondas-breakthrough-motogp-signing/

Joan Mir’s switch to Repsol Honda for the 2023 MotoGP season has been a poorly kept secret in the paddock for so long that it’s easy to underestimate the potential impact of the 2020 world champion’s transfer now that it’s finally over. official.

Although this has been the subject of open discussion for a while, Mir’s arrival alongside Marc Marquez raises many intriguing questions.

Some of these questions, of course, will be answered very quickly – but others might take some time for us to fully understand.

How good is Joan Mir really?

Perhaps the most pertinent question of all. Of course, Mir is obviously already a top-class world champion (as well as a Moto3 title holder) thanks to his success in 2020 – but to say the circumstances of his win were unusual would be an absolute understatement.

Picking up victory in a largely delayed and shortened championship race in back-to-back weekends mostly in his native Spain at the height of a global pandemic, he won the title with consistency, not speed, winning only one race during the year.

But none of that takes away from the raw talent he obviously has – a talent that is perhaps even somewhat masked by the Suzuki he rides.

It’s not a bike that’s necessarily suited to Mir’s late-braking skills, and the Honda should actually be more in tune with his styling – meaning chances are he’ll be even faster. on board.

How good is the current Honda RC213V?

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It’s pretty obvious that something is very rotten with Honda right now. The 2022 season has been an absolute disaster, with the marque’s streak without a podium now dating back to the opening round of the year in Qatar – breaking its race record without a podium, which dates back to 1982.

And while part of the reason is Marc Marquez’s lack of a bike built almost entirely to suit his preferences and, therefore, partially unusable for anyone else, some of the new problems with this year and rider comments seem to suggest that there is something fundamentally wrong with the RC213V.

However, you could say the same about the current Yamaha M1 without Fabio Quartararo, given that it hasn’t even come close to a podium finish with anyone else since 2020.

The arrival of Mir, an aggressively styled Marquez-style rider, and the return of a hopefully fit Marc himself will go a long way in diagnosing the root of Honda’s problems.

How will Marc Marquez handle a potential rival?

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It’s fair to say that Marc Marquez hasn’t had a real rival in his garage since, arguably, his debut season in 2013 when he lined up alongside Dani Pedrosa.

But the most successful rider who has never won the golden age of a MotoGP championship began to falter soon after.

But in Mir, Marquez has someone who – on paper at least – will be able to take the fight to him.

A former world champion who is certain to be stronger than Marquez’s last MotoGP champion teammate, Jorge Lorenzo (whose Honda season was a total disaster), it’s telling that rumors persist that in the past Marquez – when he had stronger bargaining powers – once canceled a Mir move to Honda.

How Marquez handles internal opposition, if Mir lives up to expectations, however, will be fascinating to watch.

It’s unlikely to turn into a full Valentino Rossi v Lorenzo style feud at Yamaha in the box, but it has the potential to heat up nonetheless – and make for great viewing!

Will two world champions complicate life for Honda?

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Of course, it’s not just Marquez but also Honda who will have to deal with the addition of a new world champion to the garage.

And how that will tell us a lot about the direction in which the team sees its future.

A bike that follows Mir’s lead could well be a useful thing for Honda given how unusable the current machine seems – but also risks alienating a Marquez who is already openly questioning his Honda future for the very first time. .

It’s hard to deal with – and the blunt instrument that is Alberto Puig may not be the man for the job, something that ties into rumors that Honda is looking to, at the very least, add someone like Davide Brivio to its management structure in the future. .

What will Mir’s arrival tell us about Marquez’s fitness level?

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It is possible that at the start of 2023 we already have a good assessment of Marquez’s fitness levels, given that it seems increasingly likely that he will make a return to racing before the end of the season in Classes.

But should he return and struggle to regain his previous level of dominance on the show, it would mean questions will always remain over whether the series of complications he has endured with his right-hand man since Jerez 2020 has had a lasting impact. on its capacity. to win.

Adding Mir to the mix might not conclusively answer this question one way or another – but if he struggles on the bike like other Honda riders did in 2022 or, alternatively, find success when Marquez can’t, then we’ll know more than we do right now.

Is a Mir/Marquez team good news for MotoGP?

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This one seems easy enough to answer (as long as the bike is better) with a pretty conclusive yes.

If there’s one thing MotoGP has been missing lately, it’s a great rivalry – and there’s no better place to start than in the same garage.

It’s no secret that Marquez is someone who likes to play mind games and is much tougher than his sometimes friendly demeanor suggests.

But the same applies to Mir, who has been more than willing in the past to demonstrate his own aggression (mainly, it seems, directed at Jack Miller).

If the pair and Honda find their form and get on their way there, there’s the potential for something that can only help the Championship at a time when viewership numbers (even in the heart of the Spain, which has no title contender since Mir’s triumph) plunge.

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The Honda CB Shine 125 Celebration Edition makes its official debut https://bike-pix.com/the-honda-cb-shine-125-celebration-edition-makes-its-official-debut/ Mon, 29 Aug 2022 05:57:46 +0000 https://bike-pix.com/the-honda-cb-shine-125-celebration-edition-makes-its-official-debut/

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India has introduced the Shine Celebration Edition, which has a starting price of Rs. 78,878 (ex-showroom, New Delhi). It comes with a premium of INR 1500 over the standard variant.

The new Celebration Edition has a new look with its golden theme, which includes golden stripes, a golden wing brand emblem and the Celebration Edition logo on the tank top, among others.

The bike also gets gold trim up front, a new Saddle Brown saddle, gold accents on the side covers, and a Matte Axis Gray Metallic muffler cover. Matte Sangria Red Metallic and Matte Steel Black Metallic are the two colors available.

The new special edition, like the existing model, is available with drum and disc brakes at the front. Honda Shine is the third best-selling two-wheeler in the country, selling over one lakh units per month. Honda sold 1,25,947 Shine and SP125 units in June 2022, representing a 75% year-over-year increase.

A 123.94cc engine mated to a 5-speed gearbox produces 10.59bhp at 7500rpm and 11Nm at 6000rpm. Bore and stroke measurements are 50mm and 63.1mm respectively, which is typical of long-stroke setups such as the recently launched Bajaj CT125X.

The engine is supported by a Diamond chassis with telescopic shock absorbers up front and hydraulic units in the rear. The wheelbase measures 1285 mm and the seat height is 791 mm. Honda Shine rolls on 18-inch wheels wrapped in 80/100-18 tires at both ends.

Recognized as one of the most appealing executive motorcycles, the Shine brand continues to delight millions of Indians on their two-wheeled journey. of the festival and will bring new enjoyment to our clients,” said HMSI Managing Director, President and CEO, Atsushi Ogata.

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F1 champ Jenson Button confirms Brawn GP F1 team documentary series is in the works https://bike-pix.com/f1-champ-jenson-button-confirms-brawn-gp-f1-team-documentary-series-is-in-the-works/ Sat, 27 Aug 2022 08:06:01 +0000 https://bike-pix.com/f1-champ-jenson-button-confirms-brawn-gp-f1-team-documentary-series-is-in-the-works/

Formula 1 fans will soon have something exciting coming as DisneyPlus (Disney+ Hotstar in India) will soon be airing a 4-part docu-series about the Brawn GP Formula 1 team, as confirmed Brawn’s championship-winning driver Jenson Button via his social media handles. Although more details are expected soon, the series will be narrated by Hollywood star Keanu Reeves, who is best known for his roles in the Matrix, John Wick and Speed ​​film series.

Brawn GP was a wonderful story of a miraculous season of a Formula 1 team, born from the ashes of the Honda F1 team. Formula One was due to undergo a major car design overhaul in 2009, and as teams prepared for it for the 2008 season, Honda F1 Team decided to pull out of the sport for financial reasons. The announcement surprised everyone, including team employees who were kept in the dark about Honda’s plans until the very end.

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By then, the team’s 2009 car was almost ready, but Honda opted out of the sport anyway. Honda offered its employees generous severance packages and began disbanding the team, when team principal Ross Brawn decided to convince Honda to sell the team instead. Ross Brawn couldn’t find a suitable buyer for the team, so he somehow convinced Honda to pay the employees severance pay anyway and sell the team to him for just ₤1, and so on. started the story of one of the most epic. comebacks in sports.

The BGP-001 missed the first pre-season test, but it immediately set the best times when it hit the track in the second test.

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With little time available, Brawn barely managed to secure enough funding for the team to handle operations, and no development. The team had to miss the first pre-season test, and it showed directly in the second pre-season test. Most teams expected nothing from the Brawn GP team, but when Jenson Button first spun the car, he set the timing screens on fire, setting the fastest time by far.

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The team initially thought the other teams might have run their cars slower to hide their pace, but they were optimistic nonetheless. The team showed up to the first Grand Prix of the 2019 season in Australia with the iconic white and neon livery on their car – the BGP-001, and finished first and second in the opening race, with Button achieving victory. ahead of his veteran teammate Rubens Barrichello.

Brawn GP finished 1-2 in its first-ever Formula 1 race.

Brawn GP showed unimaginable pace in the first half of the season with their ‘blown diffuser’ car, which was a clever interpretation of the 2009 regulations, and won 8 races with 7 of the wins for Jenson Button. But without funding to further develop the car, other teams started to catch up with Brawn and in the second half of the season Red Bull proved to be the fastest car. However, the initial success of the season still helped Brawn GP win the Constructors’ Championship, with Jenson Button being crowned the 2009 Formula 1 Drivers’ Champion. The team – in its lone season in Formula 1 – did the unthinkable , then it transformed into the Mercedes-AMG Formula 1 team in 2010, which went on to win 8 consecutive constructors’ championships between 2014 and 2021, an unprecedented feat.

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Honda and Yamaha reign supreme at Misano… with Ducati on the lookout https://bike-pix.com/honda-and-yamaha-reign-supreme-at-misano-with-ducati-on-the-lookout/ Thu, 25 Aug 2022 15:01:11 +0000 https://bike-pix.com/honda-and-yamaha-reign-supreme-at-misano-with-ducati-on-the-lookout/

The MotoGP caravan has another promising round at Misano in early September, a circuit where Honda and Yamaha have the advantage over Ducati, which has dominated the races this year.

Looking at the data for the last ten years of the premier class at Misano, one fact stands out: Yamaha and Honda are the most successful manufacturers in the premier class on this circuit. In total, over the past ten years, the MotoGP caravan has raced there twelve times, the result of double visits to the track in 2020 and 2021.

Honda and Yamaha have each won five times at Misano during this period, while Ducati have only won twice. This contrasts with the current season where Ducati have dominated with eight wins from 13 races this year, including three straight wins for Francesco “Pecco” Bagnaia in the last three races.

Winners of the MotoGP category at Misano in the last ten years:

2012 – Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha)
2013 – Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha)
2014 – Valentino Rossi (Yamaha)
2015 – Marc Marquez (Honda)
2016 – Dani Pedrosa (Honda)
2017 – Marc Marquez (Honda)
2018 – Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati)
2019 – Marc Marquez (Honda)
2020 – Franco Morbidelli (Yamaha)
2020 – Maverick Vinales (Yamaha)
2021 – Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati)
2021 – Marc Marquez (Honda)

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