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2012 Honda Race Bike
With the four-stroke Moto3 class to replaced the current two-stroke 125cc Class in FIM Grand Prix racing, Honda will release the 2012 Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) NSF250R in America.
The NSF250R is expected to be in authorized Honda dealers which chose to sell the race machine in February, 2012.
Honda Two-Stroke Race Bikes
For the first time ever, official Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) replacement parts for two-stroke, Honda RS125R and RS250R road-race motorcycles are available from all authorized Honda motorcycle dealers in the United States, American Honda announced Tuesday.
The trend toward larger, Super-Size-Me engines on so many motorcycles in recent years has given us quite a few liter and liter-plus options to choose from. Honda is riding against the grain with the CBR 250 R – a not surprising move, given the global economic climate.
2012 MotoGP Testing Video
On Tuesday in Jerez, Casey Stoner got his first taste of the 2012 Honda prototype, a 1000cc version that will be allowed to run in 2012 MotoGP.
Wednesday was supposed to be Dani Pedrosa’s test day on the Honda, but due to injury he sustained in France, the decision by the Honda Racing Corporation team was to have Stoner test again.
HRC NSF100 Trophy Race
The riders in the last NSF100 HRC Trophy minibikes race had a surprise at the Motegi circuit (Japan), when they competed wheel to wheel with the vice president of HRC, Shuhei Nakamoto, and former Grand Prix racers Tady Okada and Shinichi Ito. Together, this special HRC team competed in a four-hour endurance race on this circuit, which was the venue of the Japanese event in the MotoGP World Championship last April. An impressive 86 teams and 420 riders took part in this exceptional race, all on Honda minibikes.
The Polini Grand Prix of Japan was a big occasion for Honda, the company celebrating their 50th anniversary of Grand Prix participation in 2009. MotoGP Legend Freddie Spencer was on track before Sunday’s racing to help mark the event and found time to catch up with MotoGP after a brief demonstration ride on his old NS500.
Toni Elías is back representing Honda at their home race, following a year on Italian Ducati machinery. The Spaniard has a factory-spec RC212V at his disposal for the Polini Grand Prix of Japan, making him one of the chief focal points for his manufacturer this weekend.