HRC team forced to retire from race in Australia

The Australian Grand Prix ended on lap 6 for Marc Marquez and on lap 14 for Dani Pedrosa. It was a DNF for the Repsol Honda Team, for the first time since the 2017 Argentine Grand Prix.

The 2018 World Champion was forced to retire after his bike was damaged during contact with Johan Zarco: the Frenchman unexpectedly struck the tail of Marquez’s bike while braking into the fast turn one at the end of the main straight and crashed out, luckily without consequences. Marc was able to keep control of his shaking machine and avoided a crash himself, but he couldn’t continue his podium quest and entered the pit.

Dani, who had never been at ease at the Australian track over the weekend, was in 14th place when a crash at turn 4 put an early end to his race.

The Repsol Honda Team will now move on to Malaysia for the third and final consecutive flyaway race before returning to Europe for the season finale in Valencia.


Credit: HRC News

British Superbikes 2019 confirmed

The 2019 Bennetts British Superbike Championship calendar was finalised on Monday 22/10/2018 following approval by its governing body, the MCRCB.

2019 Bennetts British Superbike Calendar

Round 1: Silverstone (National) – 19-21 April

Round 2: Oulton Park – 4-6 May*

Round 3: Donington Park (National) 24-26 May (Triple header)

Round 4: Brands Hatch (GP) – 14-16 June

Round 5: Knockhill – 28-30 June

Round 6: Snetterton 300 – 19-21 July

Round 7: Thruxton – 2-4 August

Round 8: Cadwell Park – 16-18 August

Round 9: Oulton Park – 6-8 September (Triple Header)


Round 10: Assen – 20-22 September

Round 11: Donington Park (GP) – 4-6 October

Round 12: Brands Hatch (GP) – 18-20 October (Triple Header)

The Championship kicks off will Easter weekend (April 19-21) in Silverstone for the much-anticipated opening round of the 2019 season.

The number of races in the season has increased to 20 with a new triple header joining the calendar in Donington Park on May 24 – 26.

The Honda Super Cub 125 arrives next month!

Excitement levels are high here in Honda HQ!

61 years since it’s original exception the Honda Super Cub 125 is to arrive into Ireland this November.

The Super Cub C125 marks a new page in the unique story of a vehicle with such universal appeal that it has been sold in over 160 countries, and with such an instantly-recognisable look that it was the first vehicle in Japan to be granted a 3 dimensional trademark.

While the look does not deviate from the classic template, an increase in power and torque thanks to its 125cc engine helps keep the Super Cub ahead of city traffic; its automatic centrifugal clutch has also been upgraded to match the output boost and give ultra-smooth, quiet gear changes.

The steel frame too, has been optimised with a tuned rigidity balance that maintains the Super Cub’s famously welcoming usability. Longer travel front and rear suspension, 17-inch cast aluminium wheels and disc front brake deliver a supple, confident ride with strong stopping power. Full LED lighting brings a modern touch, the Smart Key day-to-day convenience.

Pearlescent paint highlights the evocative design of the Super Cub C125, which will be available in the following options: Pearl Niltava Blue & Pearl Nebula Red


  • A subtle evolution of the classic clean and timeless Super Cub style, plus full LED lighting
  • Easy to use, with comfortable riding position and smooth, stable handling
  • Longer travel suspension, 17-inch front/rear wheels and front disc brake; single channel ABS
  • Honda Smart Key with ‘answer-back’ function for day-to-day convenience





Marc Marquez Wins Fifth MotoGP Championship Title

Yesterday Repsol Honda Rider, Marc Marquez was crowned 2018 MotoGP World Champion aboard his Honda RC213V machine at the Japanese Grand Prix!

After starting from the sixth spot on the grid, Marc was immediately able to recover four positions, taking over second place and engaging in race-long battle with title contender Andrea Dovizioso and fellow Honda rider Cal Crutchlow. With two laps remaining, the Italian rider crashed out of the race, just after Marc had passed him in preparation for a last-lap duel.

With his eighth win of 2018 and the 69th in his career (across all classes), Marquez becomes the youngest rider of all time to reach the milestone of seven World Championships (125cc in 2010, Moto2 in 2012 and MotoGP in 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018); he does this at the age of 25 years and 246 days, taking the record from Mike Hailwood, who was 26 years and 140 days old when he won his seventh title, the 1966 350cc crown.


Marquez reaction:

I feel really, really good. I would say it’s a dream came true, or better, that I’m living a dream. It’s something so special, here together with my team, all the Honda and HRC people, my family and my staff. It has been a great season, and ever since Aragon I’ve been tasting, imagining this title, because it was very close. Then I realized that this wasn’t my style, and I needed extra motivation, so I set the goal of trying to achieve it with my first match ball—in Motegi, by winning the race. This circuit was a challenging one to manage that, but it seems like when I’m under pressure, I feel better on the bike! Today the race was as I expected. I was prepared to make a good start and immediately make some passes. I got to second place at the end of the first lap, and then was able to follow Andrea and stay with him. I thought I could try and attack before the last lap because I felt I had something extra to give. He was pushing very hard and made a mistake, and that’s a shame because he deserved to be here on the podium. That’s also something that I think Dani would deserve at least once this season. Anyway, when I crossed the finish line it was an explosion of joy. My people prepared this Level7 celebration, but I didn’t know anything ahead of time. I never want to know, but I think it’s because I used to play that kind of game a lot. Now it’s time to celebrate this seventh title and enjoy these final three races


Credit: HRC News

How to choose a generator?

Generators usually come in handy at the worst times. Power outages seem to be increasing these days, in the aftermath of Storm Ali, Callum or various others. Generators can save your home or business in those sticky circumstances.

Generators can also power the best times, such as family holidays to a idyllic campsite on the Irish coast or simply powering your devices when on the go.

Choosing one that will suit you can be tricky, but we’re here to make it simplier, follow our guide below for your checklist before you invest:

  1. Decide what size you need

What you want to do with the generator determines what size you’ll need, the size means wattage. When talking wattage there’s two types you’ll need to know:

  • Running watts: continuous watts needed to keep items running.
  • Starting watts: extra watts needed for two-to-three seconds to start motor-driven products, this is the maximum wattage the generator can produce

How would you know what wattage you need? It’s going to be decided by all the devices you want to power at the same time.

Your running wattage = sum of all the running wattage of the devices (Take all devices and add their running wattage together).

Your Starting wattage = The highest value given between all the products (whichever device has the highest starting wattage).

Here in Honda, we refer to the running wattage as the Running output and the starting wattage as the Maximum Output. You’ll find these figures in the Technical Specification of any of our generators.

2. Run Time 

Always choose a generator with a good run time. The longer the run time, less often you’ll have to refuel the generator.

3. Storage and Transport

Choose a generator that fits the purpose in terms of storage and transport. Generators can be weighty and finding one that suits your own capability and your transport type is important. Folding handles or wheels can be essential for higher weight generators.

4. Noise

If you’re using the generator throughout the night while people sleep the noise from the generator can be important. All Honda generators come in acoustically insulated casings and an advanced exhaust muffler system, which drastically reduces noise.

5. Output Quality 

Output quality of the electricity the generator would be important if you are power sensitive devices such as phones, laptops or tablets. You’ll need to check the quality of the power supplied is appropriate for sensitive devices.

Honda Generators to suit every budget and need are available from Honda Power Equipment Dealers nationwide now. 

0% Finance now available on selected Honda Quads

We’re now offering 0% finance on selected Honda Quads

You can now avail of 0% finance on the Honda TRX500FM6TRX500FE2 and  TRX500FA6, which also have €2000 off their RRP at the moment!

The Honda TRX500FM6 was €11,199 and is now €9,199

The Honda TRX500FE2 was €11,699 and is now €9,699

The Honda TRX500FA6 was €12,199 and is now €10,199

To avail of these savings you can call any of our Honda ATV Dealers on their details below:


Terms and conditions: 

Finance for business purposes only. Subject to credit approval and AML checks. Applicants must be 18 and over. Available on new equipment only. The 0% Rate is subject to 20% equity on a 3 + 21 monthly repayment profile. Separate documentation fee (€150) applies. Other repayment options available on request. The finance product offered under this promotion is Hire Purchase. Terms and conditions apply. Finance provided by DLL Leasing DAC trading as DLL. Registered office: George’s Dock House, IFSC, Dublin 1. Registered Ireland 392788. Phone: 01 4814192. €2,000 discount is available on the Honda TRX500FM6, TRX500FE2 & TRX500FA6 models only. No other ATV models available from Honda are included in this promotion and are only available at their regular retail prices. See for all model details. Offer is available while stocks last only. Honda Ireland reserves the right to withdraw the offer at any time. Images are for illustrative purposes only. Offer expires when stocks are no longer available at participating Honda ATV dealerships nationwide. For the full list of Honda Authorised ATV Dealerships please click here. 

Grab €1500 of free Honda Twin Accessories

Get it while it’s hot…..

You can now get a Honda accessory pack worth €1500 free of charge when you purchase selected Honda Africa Twin models* – the Honda CRF1000AH!

The accessory pack includes:

  • Panniers
  • Top Box
  • Main Stand
  • High Screen

The Honda Africa Twin is one of our best loved Adventure motorcycles and retails at €14.500.

Secure this offer by calling your local Honda Motorcycle dealer now!

*The Honda Africa Twin model included in this promotion is the CRF1000AH is a 17YM model. Limited stock available. Offer can be withdrawn at any time and without notice. Offer only while stocks last.

Masterful Marquez takes first Thai win

It was another master-class race for Championship leader Marc Marquez, who took the first MotoGP win ever in Thailand in front of a cheering, enthusiast crowd of more than 100.000 spectators. Marc’s seventh victory of the season is also the 68th of his career, putting him equal with Jorge Lorenzo as the fifth-most winning rider across all classes. It was a hat-track weekend for the Spaniard, who earned pole position, set the lap record and earned the victory.

Marc’s win came down to the last corner of the last lap, thanks to a thrilling battle with title contender Andrea Dovizioso. The points scenario makes the next round, the Grand Prix of Japan, the first match point for the MotoGP Title.

On the other side of the garage, a crash at turn five on lap 18 was a true shame for Dani Pedrosa, as it ended what until then had been his best race of the season; Pedrosa was charging forward from the back, with hopes of launching himself into the podium battle.

Credit: HRC News

Lessons from Europe for Triple M Honda World Superbike Team

The Triple M Honda World Superbike team finished the European rounds of what is a rookie season for both team and rider in the WorldSBK Championship with important lessons learned for the final two rounds of the year.

The challenges of the Magny-Cours circuit were new for the Triple M team and PJ Jacobsen, and after Friday practice, Jacobsen qualified 17th of 21 riders on the grid, after Superpole 1 on Saturday morning.

The opening race took place at 13.00, the Sunday race at the new normal of 15.15, with each lasting for 21-laps of the 4.411km circuit in the very heart of the French countryside.

Moving up to 15th position in race one, a position he held from lap three to lap six; PJ would eventually drop down one place to finish 16th, and just one position away from scoring a championship point.

The second race, held in only slightly warmer conditions, saw PJ ride behind his countryman Jake Gagne for a time, ending up 17th and again just missing a championship point.

After 11 of the 13 rounds, PJ sits 19th overall in the championship standings.

WorldSBK will hold the next round in Argentina for the very first time, at the all-new El Villicum circuit, between 12th and 14th October.

October Savings from Honda Ireland

You can save big this October with Honda Ireland!

We’ve got discounts on our popular TRX500 Quad range and selected Lawn and Garden equipment!

Check them out below:

SAVE €2000 on the TRX500 Range

We’re currently offering €2000 off on the Honda TRX500FM6TRX500FE2 and  TRX500FA6! Aswell as this lump sum we’re also offering 3% finance on the quad range giving you plenty of purchase options.


You can avail of these savings with any ATV Honda Dealership nationwide now!


SAVE €100 on selected Lawn and Garden Products 

We’re offering you savings on selected Lawn and Garden products in our end of season sale:

The Honda HRG536VYE was €899, and is now €799! 

The Honda HRG536VLE was €999, and is now €899!

The Honda UMK425ELE was 449, and is now €349!

You can avail of these savings with any Lawn & Garden Honda Dealership nationwide now!

T&C: ATV savings valid until 31st October 2018. Lawn and Garden savings valid until 8th October 2018. Valid only while stocks last.