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Check out the first episode of our mini series with Sean O’Brien ‘Shorts with Sean’. In Episode One we are grilling Sean on what he prefers on the important things in life….like Tayto or King 😉
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The PCX125 has been one of Ireland’s favourite scooters for some time. The ever-popular PCX125 scooter has gotten a complete style upgrade for 2018, with natural new contours interspersed among the traditional PCX flowing design lines. It also receives a new tubular steel duplex cradle frame, new wheels and tyres and an upgraded rear suspension. Plus ABS, and an engine that produces more peak power while maintaining outstanding fuel efficiency.
Features of the new model:
- New style blends natural curves into the PCX’s flowing design
- Strong visual identity from new LED headlight and position lights
- New, smart, easy-to-read inverse LCD instrumentation
- Brand new steel duplex frame design
- Rear shock absorbers moved back, with upgraded springs and longer stroke
- Lighter 8-spoke wheels replace the 5-spoke design
- Larger tyres improve handling and fuel economy
- Produces more peak power with no loss of bottom-end torque
- New intake and exhaust design delivers the high-rpm gain
- Fuel economy of 47.6km/l gives a 400km+ tank range
The new PCX125A is available in a variety of colours such as Pearl Cool White, Pearl Nightstar Black, Matt Carbonium Grey Metallic, Pearl Splendor Red and it is priced at €3,700.00.
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This stunning Scooter is now available from your local Honda Motorcycle Dealer. Not sure who your closest authorised Honda dealer is? Click here!
We recently sat down with our Honda Brand Ambassador Sean O’Brien for a catch up on what has guided him through life, his advice for the younger generations and what keeps him grounded.
Captured in the video was not only ourselves and Sean but also the star of the show – Sean’s very cute dog!
The very relaxed pup was happy chilling with Sean while we chatted, he loved being up on Sean’s Honda TRX500FA6 quad and was an all round trooper, so when we watched the video back it got us thinking ‘what’s the dog thinking!’
We thought we’d let you guys come up with the best caption for what the dog is thinking in this particular clip:
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We recently sat down with our Honda Brand Ambassador Sean O’Brien for a catch up on what has guided him through life, his advice for the younger generations and what keeps him grounded. What has been his Engineering for Life?
Catch up below:
Keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram later this week for a pretty fantastic competition all based around Sean’s co-star ‘Sneachta’ the dog!
Yesterday Sunday 12th August, Marc Marquez scored a hard-fought second place at a sunny Red Bull Ring, sharing the podium with race-winner Jorge Lorenzo and third-place rider Andrea Dovizioso.
Marc ultimately missed the win by only 0.130”, and definitely not for lack of trying. After taking the lead on the second lap, he tried to pull a gap at the front, but Lorenzo and Dovizioso closely chased him for most of the race. An inevitable battle was looming.
It began on lap 19 and had all of the 92,955 spectators on the edges of their seats until the last lap. At that point, it was duel between the two fellow countrymen, as Dovizioso had fallen slightly behind.
Although he still has yet to tame the Red Bull Ring, Marc leaves the track with an increased advantage in the points standings (+59 over Valentino Rossi) and the enjoyment he always feels after having given it his all in a race battle.
Dani Pedrosa also made some good overtakes today that allowed him to cross the finish line in seventh place, despite a mishap soon after the start having dropped him from a ninth-place grid spot to 14th at the end of the first lap.
The Repsol Honda Team is now leading the Team standings, Honda the Constructor and Marc Marquez the Rider Standings.
Credit: HRC News
With no rest after the Czech Grand Prix and the one-day post-race test that allowed Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa to carry out positive work on their RC213V, the Repsol Honda Team moved on to Austria for Sunday’s Grand Prix von Österreich.
Before heading to the Red Bull Ring, Marquez took part in a special press conference in Vienna at the Österreichischer Automobil, Motorrad und Touring Club (ÖAMTC), in the presence of Austrian Traffic Minister Mr. Norbert Hofer, to support “No Ride without Training”, a campaign promoting safe motorcycle riding on the roads.
At the Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich
Marc Marquez has 1 podium (2nd in 2017) and 1 pole position (2017).
Dani Pedrosa has 1 podium (3rd in 2017).
“We come from a good test in Brno, where we found several positive things. We’ll try some of them at the Red Bull Ring and see how everything works. Austria is another track where Dovizioso and Lorenzo are strong, but we were also strong there last year so we’ll see if it comes down to the last corner again! We’ll try to be fast from the start of the weekend and then fight up at the front. Actually, it will be the second time this year for me at the track, after the unbelievable experience we had with the F1 Toro Rosso test run last June! On the way to the Red Bull Ring, we stopped in Vienna to attend an event dedicated to safe motorcycling riding on the roads, which is something I believe very important. People sometimes forget how vital is to wear the proper gear and not drink before riding, and anytime possible I try and give my inputs about the importance of being fit and lucid before riding.”
“A day of testing after the Czech Grand Prix gave us the chance to work on our bike setup, to try and sort out the issues we’ve experienced in the recent races. We were able to be fast and consistent, and now we’ll see if that was down to the better track conditions, or if the changes we made there have actually improved our base setup. The Red Bull Ring will be good to check that, as it’s usually a demanding track for us, so to have a good feeling there would be very important. We’ll also have a special Michelin rear tyre there, so we’ll see how it goes putting everything together. Weather will also be a key for the race.”
Credit: HRC News
At the Czech GP, Marc Marquez celebrated from the third step of the podium the special milestone of 100 MotoGP races, showing once again the reasons behind the impressive numbers of his still relatively short Premier Class career.
His 71st MotoGP podium out of 100 starts (71%) was the best result the young Spaniard could achieve today, so after sticking with Lorenzo and eventual winner Dovizioso until the last lap of the race, he ultimately settled for third. At the same time, he achieved his weekend goal of extending his Championship lead at a track where he did not feel totally comfortable. He arrived in the Czech Republic with a 46-point advantage on Valentino Rossi and left with +49.
The other statistics related to his special 100th MotoGP milestone are 40 wins (40%), 68 Pole positions (68%), and 42 race-fastest-laps (42%).
Teammate Dani Pedrosa, who started from 10th on the grid, continued to struggle in corner exits; only at the end of the race was he able to recover two positions and cross the finish line in eighth place.
Tomorrow, the Repsol Honda Team will remain at Brno for a one-day post-race test before moving on to Austria for next Sunday’s Grand Prix von Österreich at the Red Bull Ring Circuit.
Credit: HRC News
Following two back-to-back wins and a two-week break, Marc Marquez now has the Czech GP on his radar, an event where he will hit the special milestone of 100 MotoGP races.
The landmark is a good occasion for a quick look at the amazing achievements the 25-year-old has tallied so far in his still relatively short Premier Class career. In the five seasons and 99 MotoGP races since his debut in the class at the 2013 Qatar GP, Marc has so far earned:
48 pole positions
42 fastest laps
4 World Titles (the youngest-ever rider to win four premier-class World Championships)
The Championship leader looks forward to updating some of those statistics next Sunday, at a track where he won last year and where he attended a one-day private test in early July alongside teammate Dani Pedrosa, who has also been very successful at the Czech circuit through his career.
The Repsol Honda pair have achieved two 1-2 finishes at the Czech GP, in 2013 and 2017. Marc holds the Pole record of 1’54.596” (2016), Dani the Circuit record at 1’56.027” (2014).
At the Grand Prix České Republiky:
Marc Marquez has 3 wins: 1 x Moto2 (2012) and 2 x MotoGP (2013, 2017), plus an additional 3 podiums and 4 pole positions.
Dani Pedrosa has 4 wins: 1 x 125 (2003), 1 x 250 (2005), and 2 x MotoGP (2012, 2014), plus an additional 7 podiums and 2 pole positions.
Credit: HRC News
The ulitmate GT scooter, the Honda Forza 300 has now arrived in Ireland.
As we reported last week, Honda’s Forza 300 scooter is completely reborn in lightweight, compact, sporty form, with an enhanced specification including electrically adjustable screen, full LED lighting and optional 45-litre Smart Key-linked top box. It also gains Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) – a first for a Honda scooter – and smart new instrumentation.
The Forza 300 has a crisp, sporting new look and much tighter, sharper dimensions than the previous design. Its wheelbase and length are reduced, while it’s also narrower, but with a higher seat height for improved visibility. Even with a new larger diameter rear wheel, it is 12kg lighter thanks to a revised chassis and redesigned frame, which boosts acceleration, top speed and fuel efficiency.
Smoothly adjustable, the new electric screen provides maximum wind protection at speed or ultimate freedom around town. Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) has been added and can be switched on and off from the left handlebar.
Revised instruments serve up extra information digitally, in support of the analogue dials and all lighting is LED. The Smart Key offers control of the optional 45-litre top box.
- Adjustable electric screen controlled from the left handlebar
- Revised dash offers a mix of analogue and digital information
- Room for two full-face helmets under the seat
- Full LED lighting
- Sharp new lines create a sportier, ‘svelte’ new look
- Completely new tubular steel frame, 12kg lighter wet weight
- Shorter in wheelbase with sharper steering geometry
- Much more compact dimensions paired with raised seat height
- Both wheels cast aluminium, the rear now 14-inch diameter
- Faster acceleration, higher top speed and improved fuel efficiency
- Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) standard equipment
- Can be turned ON-OFF from a switch on the left handlebar
Priced at €6300.00, you can purchase a Forza 300 from your local Honda Motorcycle Dealership now!