News Honda Announces NSF100 Cup Final

Honda Announces NSF100 Cup Final

Motorcycle Racing

Honda Europe has announced an NSF100 Cup Final race to be held in association with the UEM (Union Européene de Motocyclisme)in Albacete, Spain, over the weekend of October 23-24, 2010.

The NSF100 is a small racing motorcycle manufactured by HRC (Honda Racing Corporation) and has been designed as the perfect tool to introduce younger riders aged 10-13 years to road racing.

Honda NSF championships are run in many countries within the HEMA (Honda Europe and Middle East ) region, including Belgium, Finland, Italy, Germany and Sweden. Series also run in the US, South Africa, Australia and Japan.

The NSF100 Cup Final will bring the leading motorcycle riders from each championship for a one-off weekend of competition and is intended to introduce young riders to an international level of racing with a view to finding the race champions of the future.

The NSF100 race bikes will be provided by Honda Italy, which runs the largest NSF series with over 40 riders, and prepared by a professional team to give competing riders a full flavour of top level race experience and engineering.

Honda Europe’s motorcycle racing manager, Robert Watherston, commented: “What a wonderful opportunity to bring young riders from around the world together to experience international racing at an early age. It’s probably fair to say that Honda champions of the past like Freddie Spencer, Mick Doohan or current winners like Dani Pedrosa, never had an opportunity like this.”

He added: “The NSF100 Cup Final underlines Honda’s commitment to the development of future racing talent in generations to come and follows our recent announcements relating to the Honda Xtreme Academy in the off-road racing arena.”

Honda NSF100 – Motorcycle Specifications

TYPE – HR01

DIMENSIONS (L×W×H) – 1956 × 595 × 911mm

WHEELBASE – 1074mm

GROUND CLEARANCE – 123mm

SEAT HEIGHT – 681mm

CASTERANGLE – 23° 36′

DRY WEIGHT – 73.6kg

ENGINE TYPE – AIR-COOLED 4-STROKE SINGLE CYLINDER

DISPLACEMENT – 99.2cc(cm3)

BORE AND STROKE – 53 × 45mm

MAX. POWER – 6.2kw/9500rpm, 8.4PS/9500rpm

MAX. TORQUE – 7.4N•m/7000rpm, 0.75kgf-m/7000rpm

CARBURETOR – 22mm

STARTER – PUSH

IGNITION – CDI

TRANSMISSION – 5-SPEED

BRAKE – FR : SINGLE DISK / RR : SINGLE DISK

TYRES – FR : 100/90-12 48J / RR : 120/80-12 54J

SUSPENSION – FR : TELESCOPIC / RR : SWINGARM

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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