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    Dani Pedrosa scores great win in Valencia, Marc Marquez 2017 WORLD CHAMPION
    The Repsol Honda Team enjoyed a dream day in Valencia today, with Dani Pedrosa winning the Grand Prix (his seventh at Valencia across all classes, his 54th in career, and his 31st in the MotoGP class); Marc Marquez taking the third step of the podium to earn the 2017 World Championship Title (his sixth...

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    Honda Celebrates 100 Million Unit Global Production Milestone for Super Cub Series Motorcycles
    Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced that cumulative worldwide production of Honda Super Cub series motorcycles has reached the 100 million unit milestone, and held a commemorative ceremony attended by President and CEO Takahiro Hachigo at its Kumamoto Factory, Japan, where the...

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    Honda Quest 2017: Here’s the winning team!
    Twelve days after leaving Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, the Honda Quest convoy finally arrived back at their starting point, tired, happy, content and richer for the experience.
    Over the course of the previous twelve days, ten of which were competition days where teams could score points on various skills and tasks, these 20...

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    Honda Quest Day Ten – Heading for the Burning Mountain
    Day 10, Honda Quest 2017
    When the teams headed out of Palmwag this morning, they probably didn’t realise just how much lay ahead and how much was still at stake.
    Not only was it yet another dry, dusty and corrugated 107km to Twyfelfontein, but the worst part – riding through thick sand in the Sorris Sorris Communal...

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    Honda Quest Day Nine – Elephants, rough roads … and more elephants
    Day 9, Honda Quest 2017
    Day Eight was a welcome rest day at the Puros campsite, with everyone being able to do various vehicle maintenance tasks, doing their washing and the Honda Quest crew having the opportunity to conduct interviews with the competitors.
    The day was finished with an exercise called...

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    Honda Quest Day Eight – Time to reflect
    Day 8, Honda Quest 2017
    After having spent seven days in the saddle, of which the last three were enormously taxing physically, the Honda Quest competitors will spend the next two days in Puros.
    The time would be used to rest, do some washing and perform important vehicle maintenance on their Honda CRF 1000 L Africa Twins, as well as...

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    Honda Quest Day Seven – Snaking along a sandy riverbed
    Day 7, Honda Quest 2017
    After the elation of having conquered the notorious Van Zyl’s Pass – including the distinction of the first female ever to do it on a big adventure bike – the Honda Quest competitors thought that it would be a rather easy day’s ride. Unfortunately for them the organisers had different plans.
    At...

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    Honda Quest 2017: Day 6 Highlights
    Day 6, Honda Quest 2017
    Looking at the photographic highlights of day six of the 2017 Honda Quest. The Honda Quest managed to do what few others have done: Not only did they conquer the notoriously difficult Van Zyl’s Pass, but they did it as a group of 22 riders on big adventure bikes suffering no damage or injury to anyone.
    It’s a classic...

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    Honda Quest Day Five – The heat is on!
    Day 5, Honda Quest 2017
    The “whoooooooooaaaaah!” that Glenn Koch, one of the competitors screamed from the top of his lungs when he succeeded in riding up a particularly steep, rocky climb, best summed up today’s riding.
    When the Honda Quest competitors left Epupa Falls at 07:00 after the rider’s briefing they all had a swarm of...

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    Honda Quest Day Four – Skirting along the mighty Kunene
    Day 4, Honda Quest 2017
    When the Honda Quest convoy left Opuwo, the capital of Namibia’s Kaokoland area at 09:00 with the mercury already at 29⁰ C, everyone suspected that the 225km ride from Opuwo to Epupa Falls was going to be quite a challenge.
    Thanks to fairly open terrain, the first 130km to Swartbooisdrif was...

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    Honda Quest Day Three – Opuwo
    Day 3, Honda Quest 2017
    Things aren’t getting any easier as contestants battle soaring temperatures and team dynamics are being tested. Our adventurers have been practicing their mental toughness techniques, battling to stay focused rather than being distracted by negative thoughts and of course, dust!
    Each contestant is setting themselves up...

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    Honda Quest Day Two – The Teams Head North
    Day 2, Honda Quest 2017
    Last night the ten two-person teams for Honda Quest 2017 were announced around the campfire at the foot of the majestic Spitzkoppe mountains. Early today they kitted up and headed north for Palmwag in the heart of the Damaraland.
    This was their first day of riding together as team mates. While the ride wasn’t...

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    Honda Quest 2017: These are the teams!
    Sep 5, 2017 | Day 1, Honda Quest 2017
    The 20 participants of Honda Quest 2017 set off from the Namibian capital of Windhoek today, heading for the majestic Spitzkoppe, along a scenic 350km route of mostly gravel roads that gave everyone the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the Honda CRF 1000L Africa Twins on which they will...

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    Honda gets into the spirit of ‘Glemseck 101’

    Eight customized Honda’s on display 
    Four based on models in current line-up, four customized classics
    Freddie Spencer to join ‘Sprint International’ 1/8th mile invitational race event on stripped-back CBR1000RR Fireblade SP     

    Honda Motor Europe will be in full attendance at this weekend’s Glemseck 101 in Leonberg,...

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    Honda Quest True Adventure 2017 is almost a go!
    In less than a week from now, on Tuesday the 5th of September, the Honda Quest True Adventure 2017 will depart from the Namibian capital of Windhoek. From here the twenty finalists, who were selected from almost 900 entries, will embark on the adventure of a lifetime.
    Riding on the versatile Honda CRF 1000 L Africa Twin, they...

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    Honda Quest 2017 finalists announced!
    What was just a dream a few months ago, is becoming a reality for the 20 finalists who were chosen for Honda Quest at the recent Boot Camp.
    Boot Camp had 40 contestants who were selected from almost 900 entries. The  aim was not only to determine who would be able to complete Honda Quest, but also who could be brand...

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    True Adventure is about to commence
    Honda Quest announces semi-finalists!
    It’s almost time for Quest Boot Camp to kick off. After having to meticulously work through more than 800 entries, the organisers of Honda Quest True Adventure have narrowed it down to just 40 semi-finalists.
    They considered a number of factors. These included applicants’ adventure riding track...

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    Honda Quest True Adventure open for entries!
    The wait is finally over. You can now enter for Honda Quest True Adventure 2017 – the ultimate adventure motorcycle competition on the ultimate adventure motorcycle, the Honda CRF1000 L Africa Twin.
    Simply go to your nearest Honda dealer where you can complete your entry form. Alternatively, you can enter online at...

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    Honda Quest: prepare for True Adventure with the new Africa Twin
    True Adventure. In the coming few months these two words, which aptly describe the new Honda Africa Twin, will take on a whole new meaning in the eyes of every single adventure motorcyclist when Quest-True Adventure is unveiled.
    But what is Honda’s Quest-True Adventure? It is the ultimate adventure motorcycling...