Honda 850cc parallel twin

Honda plans 850cc parallel twin

Honda has filed a patent in Japan for a new 850cc parallel-twin engine to replace the current NC750 range and possibly also go into a smaller Africa Twin. In Australia, there is only the NC750X, but there are several other 70cc models overseas. The new model will not only have a new engine to meet the …

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Honda telescopic side stand

Honda patents telescopic side stand

Honda’s blitz on motorcycle patent applications continues with the latest a telescopic side stand. Instead of a solid, sprung stand you flick out to prop up the motorcycle, this stand is like a telescopic camera tripod. We can understand the need to make side stands more secure from flicking back and allowing the bike to …

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Honda CB-F concept

Honda virtually unveils CB-F concept

The pandemic has forced the cancellation of the 47th Tokyo Motorcycle Show, so motorcycle manufacturers have chosen to virtually launch their new products, including the Honda CB-F concept. This “modern retro” is a tribute to the CB900F of the 1970s-80s. But don’t get your hopes too high that it will come to Australia. The 20-13 …

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Toby Price Good Samaritan Dakar Rally

Good Samaritan Toby Price on Dakar podium

A Good Samaritan act, shortened and cancelled stages and incorrect roadblocks hampered Toby Price in his valiant efforts to win his third Dakar Rally. Despite all the hurdles, Toby finished on the podium today as the best KTM rider after a strong third place in the 429km 12th and final stage.   The event was won by …

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Toby Price Dakar Rally Ricky Brabec limit

Toby Price stages last-ditch Dakar attack

Toby Price has staged a last-ditch attack on American Ricky Brabec’s lead in the penultimate stage of the Dakar Rally but failed to make up enough time. The Australian two-time Dakar winner attacked early and clawed back almost six minutes on the Honda rider who seemed to take it easy. Toby’s attack placed him fifth on the 379km …

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Paulo Goncalves fallen

Toby Price stops to help fallen rider

Aussie Toby Price and two other riders stopped to help fallen rider Paulo Goncalves (pictured above) yesterday (12 January 2020) in the Dakar Rally. They came across the Portuguese rider at the 276km mark of the epic 546 stage. Paulo was unconscious and Toby and some other riders stayed with him until the helicopters arrived. Sadly, Paulo passed …

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Toby Price in the dunes

Toby Price loses time in Dakar dunes

Aussie Toby Price lost 16 valuable minutes when his rear tyre came off in the sand dunes on stage six of the first Dakar Rally to be held in Saudi Arabia. The stage was won by American and Honda factory team rider Ricky Brabec who moves further ahead in outright first as the competitors reach a valuable half-way rest day in …

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Toby Price stage win

Toby Price scores second Dakar Rally stage win

After leading on the first day and dropping back to ninth, Aussie Toby Price has scored his second stage win in the Dakar Rally and moved up to second outright. The title holder is chasing his third Dakar victory and KTM’s record 19th consecutive win. He finished the gruelling 453km special stage of rock and sand just 1:12 minutes in …

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Tobby Price Racing roadbook

Roadbook controversy hits Dakar Rally

An error in the roadbook has forced officials in the 2020 Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia to amend the finishing results after a controversial day three and the second stage of the super marathon. Aussie two-time winner and current title holder Toby Price was running in the top four when he and Frenchman Xavier de Soultrait veered 900m off the track because …

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Honda integrating Smartphone As Brain system

Honda integrating phone for riding apps

Honda will join several other motorcycle companies in integrating your smartphone with your bike and car so you can access all sorts of tech and apps while on the go. Honda calls its system Smartphone As Brain. Integrating apps Like other systems such as Apple Carplay, the smartphone shows some of the phone apps on the …

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