» “Racing improves the breed” - Sochiro Honda
Honda has always played an important role in motor sports, believing it to be the springboard for technological advancement.
It has also been an aggressive force in the endurance, motocross and trial races held around the world. We, at Honda, are not allowing this momentum to let up, as we pursue even greater achievements.
Honda has always loved racing, ever since Sochiro Honda took his company into motorcycle competition, sometime in the 1950s. Honda’s engineers have tested themselves on the international stage, proving their technology to be the best in the world. These technologies are tested in the extreme conditions of motorcycle racing, to adapt them for use in vehicles that ply on roads today.
In the past, Honda has powered some of the all time great racers, including Redman, Hailwood, Spencer, Gardner, Capirossi and Doohan, to 39 riders’ titles. Even today, some of the greatest motorcycle racers, like Alex Baros, Max Biaggi, Nicky Hayden ride on Honda bikes, at the races.
Honda enters the Isle of Man TT Races in 1959 Honda is an active particsipant in many off-road races Michael Doohan riding Repsol Honda's NSR 500
Technologies like these are not just for the race tracks, but are also incorporated in our everyday vehicles. They are first tested, refined and proven under the trying conditions in the races, and then finally adapted in the vehicles, so that two wheelers like Activa and Dio can utilise and benefit from such technologies.
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