Honda Ireland are gearing up the Irish Motorbike and Scooter Show 2019 on RDS March 1st – 3rd

Here in Honda Ireland excitement levels are high as we get ready to debut our 2019 Motorcycle range to the Irish biking community at the bi-annual Irish Motorbike and Scooter show.

We will be based at Stand D3 in the main hall of the RDS Dublin from Friday March 1st – Sunday March 3rd 2019.

Come visit us to see the line-up which brand new 650 & 500 cc models! These include the naked CB650R, the sports middleweight street-focused CBR650R, and the trio of roadster, sport and adventure bikes the CB500F, CBR500R and CB500X. It’s the first time any of these bikes will be seen on Irish soil!

They will be among 21 Honda bikes on display at the show.

 

 

Other bikes on display:

  • 2019 CRF450L
  • 2019 Super Cub 125
  • Gl1800 Goldwing
  • Monkey 125
  • MSX125
  • CB125R
  • CB300R
  • CMX500 Rebel
  • NC750X
  • XADV750
  • CRF1000L Africa Twin Adventure Sports
  • Forza 300
  • SH300
  • PCX125A
  • CB125F
  • CRF250
  • Vision 110
  • CBR1000RR Fireblade SP1

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Repsol Honda Team show off 2019 colours

Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo sit aboard the Honda RC213V machine in full 2019 livery for the first time.

Having debuted the 2019 Repsol Honda Team livery at the launch in Madrid back in late January, the Spanish duo entered the photographer’s studio to preview the colours they’ll be racing this season.

The pair will soon head to Qatar for the final pre-season test, February 23 – 25, before the season begins at the same venue on March 10.

 

Marquez back on the bike after a substantial shoulder operation

The 2019 pre-season has been different to any other before it for reigning MotoGP™ World Champion Marc Marquez after a substantial shoulder operation in early December.

Surgery was performed by Dr. Xavier Mir, Dr. Victor Marlet and Dr. Teresa Marlet at the Hospital Universitari Dexeus in order to resolve a recurring dislocation of Marc Marquez’s left shoulder. The issue had persisted throughout the 2018 season, and the winter break was deemed the only time possible to operate on the Repsol Honda Team rider. With recovery predicted to take multiple months, Marquez and his team set about building a plan to strength the shoulder and prepare for the Sepang Test on February 6 – 8.

Hours of work with his physiotherapist Carlos J. García and highly targeted training in the gym became Marquez’s new winter routine. But, the seven time World Champion kept his focus, pushing to be as fit as possible for Malaysia.

The goal of returning to racing his Honda RC213V remained his motivation throughout and each week offered a new milestone. First, being able to use his shoulder in every day life, ride a mountain bike and then return to training with motorbikes. A practice bike would be the shoulder’s first test of 2019 and on January 29 – just under two months after his operation – Marquez was back.

With some trepidation, Marquez rolled onto a track in Alcarràs, near his home in Cervera, to see if the shoulder was ready for the demands of a bike.

“I needed this!” beamed Marquez after his first run. “I touched my elbow on the ground! Riders in general need to have their minds clear. At least on the trip to Malaysia, which is 14 hours long, I will be thinking I have ridden a bike, got on the brakes, felt the throttle and the clutch. We have done a few laps that have helped me to see where things are. This week we have to work on it. It was pretty much what I expected, the large force under braking – especially left-handers, where I have to support my left shoulder was problematic. That is where we have to continue working, have patience in Malaysia and get to March at full fitness.”

Now the attention turns to the Sepang Test on February 6 – 8 when Marc Marquez and the Honda RC213V will meet again as they prepare to defend the Triple Crown.