2006 Honda Gold Wing Airbag plea

Honda’s plea over airbag recall

A recent fatal Sydney car crash has prompted Honda Australia Motorcycle to make an unprecedented third plea for Goldwing owners to check whether their bike is included in a safety recall over faulty airbags. A 58-year-old man died on July 13 when his Honda CRV crashed and the driver was “struck in the neck by …

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KTM set for 1-2 in Dakar Rally

Mechanical troubles sunk the hopes of Honda today, handing a likely 1-2 win to KTM, their 13 consecutive victory in the Dakar Rally. The spectacular dunes of Copiapo set a dramatic backdrop for a day of high drama. Honda rider Joan Barreda Bort suffered electrical problems on his Honda from the 265km mark and finished …

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Luck falls KTM’s way in Dakar Rally

Falls by both leading contenders was the highlight of the 11th stage of the Dakar Rally today. Three-time titleholder Marc Coma (KTM) fell early, but did no damage or injury and won the gruelling 605km dunes stage to strengthen his overall lead. Joan Barreda Bort (Honda) was not so lucky, falling heavily and damaging his …

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Sand & bulldust challenge in Dakara Rally

A few kilometres in sand or bulldust (fesh fesh) is enough to test any rider, but 688km was a true test for the riders in the Dakar Rally today. Honda rider Joan Barreda Bort passed six riders and clawed back a few minutes from overall leader Marc Coma (KTM) today with his fourth win in …

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KTM set for 13th Dakar Rally victory

KTM is moving closer to a record 13th consecutive Dakar Rally win after three-time winner Marc Coma clinched the ninth stage today. The Spaniard was at home in the sand today, stretching his overall lead to 40 minutes over Honda rider and countryman Joan Barreda Bort who was second in the Chilean dunes stage. While …

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