Motorcycle Racing News Isle of Man TT McGuinness Honors the Late Joey Dunlop (Isle of Man TT Video)

McGuinness Honors the Late Joey Dunlop (Isle of Man TT Video)

John McGuinness at 2013 Dainese Superbike TT
John McGuinness at 2013 Dainese Superbike TT

McGuinness’ Honda TT Legends CBR1000RR Tribute to Joey Dunlop Video

There are two significant reasons why Joey Dunlop matters to the guys at Honda.

First, he was the longest factory Honda rider among any motorcycle series, including MotoGP. And second, he has the most Isle of Man TT victories of anyone – 26.

The only rider to come close to this record is the current Honda TT Legends rider, John McGuinness. The Brit has 19 TT wins, though none yet in the 2013 Isle of Man TT.

And during this year’s TT, McGuinness and the Honda TT Legends team helped celebrate the 30th anniversary of Joey Dunlop’s first Isle of Man TT win. McGuinness and his bike both donned Dunlop livery for the Dainese Superbike TT.

Honda says “The iconic red and black Joey Dunlop/Honda Britain design adorning the Honda TT Legends CBR1000RR Fireblade and McGuinness’s leathers was based on that worn by Dunlop in his final Isle of Man TT in 2000.”

The video features footage of Honda TT Legends Team Manager Neil Tuxworth explaining the project, and also McGuinness himself, who was once teammates with the legendary Dunlop.

Dunlop passed in 2000 while in the lead of the 125cc race on Pirita-Kose-Kloostrimetsa Circuit.

This year’s Dainese Superbike TT was won by Dunlop’s nephew, Michael Dunlop, who also won both he Supersport race 1 and the Royal London 360 Superstock TT. As for McGuinness, he finished third in the Dainese Superbike TT.

2021 KTM Youth Motocross Lineup First Look: 6 Models

It isn’t a revolutionary year for KTM’s mini MXers. Regardless, there are still significant upgrades to the 2021 KTM youth motocross lineup, besides the...

2020 MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR Coming To America, Finally

Arriving late to the 2020 party, the 2020 MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR is here—we debuted it in November. It has many of the...

Ducati Museum Reopens July 4 in Borgo Panigale, Bologna

After an extended closure due to Italian efforts to combat COVID-19, the Ducati Museum in Bologna is opening on July 4. The opening is...

BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team Returns To Action: Strafing Lausitzring

It seems like ancient history now, but the 2020 FIM Superbike World Championship did get in the Australian Round before the globe shut down...

2020 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series Start Postponed To August

The status of the 2020 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Series suffered another blow, as promoter MX  Sports Pro Racing says that the opening...

TomTom Rider 550 Review: GPS and More for Motorcycles

I have been using the same $99 automobile GPS on my Yamaha Venture and my Honda Spirit 1100 since about 2009. That’s when my...