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In addition to keeping our industry partners informed about the latest developments within the company, Honda prides itself on providing news and information on a regular basis that is of interest to our customers as well as the community at large.

 

 

Sept72010

Honda commits $500,000 to the fight against childhood cancer

The Steven Walter Foundation (SWF) and Honda Australia celebrated their tenth year of partnership last week at an event to kick off the 2010 fundraising drive for childhood cancer research through the annual Snowy Ride.

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June182010

Honda appoints new motorcycle sales manager

Honda is pleased to announce that Mr Sam Schepis has been appointed to the position of National Manager - Motorcycle Sales effective June 21, 2010.

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May272010

Honda Australia commends Government emissions impact statement

Honda Australia commends the Australian Government's Environment Portection and Heritage Council (EPHC) for releasing and impact statement to address emissions from a non-road spark ignition engines and equipment.

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Apr72010

Download The Cool, Entertaining Asimo Desktop Widget Now!

The Asimo Desktop Widget places Asimo right on your desktop. Asimo not only moves around, but displays the latest news from Honda, provides a convenient memo function, and more.

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Jan52010

Honda Australia Announces Key Appointments

In a business environment that has seen many companies facing uncertainty about their ability to remain viable, Honda Australia’s Power Equipment division has remained strong with a positive outlook for the future. In order to support this growth, a number of key staff have recently been promoted.

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Sept252009

Honda Develops New Personal Mobility Device With the Goal of Co-existing in Harmony with People

Pursuing the concept of "harmony with people" Honda has developed a new personal mobility technology and unveiled U3-X, a compact experimental device that fits comfortably between the rider's legs, to provide free movement in all directions just as in human walking - forward, backward, side-to-side, and diagonally.

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Sept12009

The Honda Foundation Donates $5,000 To Assist NSW Rural Fire Service

The Honda Foundation has donated $5,000 to the Liverpool Range Support Brigade to assist the New South Wales Rural Fire Service.

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Sept12009

The Honda Foundation Educates Young Drivers

Mr. Lindsay Smalley, Chairman of The Honda Foundation, presented a cheque for $116,000 to Ms. Vittoria Borazio, Chief Operating Officer of Youth Off The Streets for their young driver training program.

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Sept12009

Learning To Ride - Two Days At Honda Australia Rider Training

I arrive bleary eyed at the Honda Australia Rider Training (HART) facility at 8:40 on a freezing Saturday morning. I’ve enrolled in a two day learner course, designed for people who have never ridden before, and will today realise a childhood dream of riding a motorcycle.

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August212009

Honda Stands Firm On Environmental Promise

Honda has resigned from Australia’s marine engine representative body, the Outboard Engine Distributors Association (OEDA).

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August182009

Honda Gearing Up For The Dowerin Field Days

Honda is gearing up for the Dowerin Field Days, and will be using the event to unveil their brand new V-Twin engine to the West Australian public.

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July232009

Honda Australia Gearing Up For AgQuip

Honda Australia is gearing up for another successful year of AgQuip, bringing its award winning stand which features a broad selection of its products.

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July102009

Steady Half Yearly Sales For Honda, Rural Sector Strong

Honda has recorded a strong result at the six month mark for FCAI motorcycle retail sales with 11,837 units sold across the ATV, Road, Off Road and Scooter segments.

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July92009

Honda Job Board Launched

Honda is very pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new initiative aimed at assisting job seekers.

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June222009

Devil Trek Tours Clock Up 20,000 Trouble Free Kilometres With Honda

The owners of Tasmania’s Devil Trek Tours trialled numerous motorcycle brands before deciding on Honda, and they haven’t looked back.

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June102009

HART Qld “Test Ride & Training” Day

HART (Honda Australia Rider Training) Queensland, in conjunction with Brisbane Motorcycles, Noyes Motorcycles, Pro Honda and Team Moto Honda have joined forces to present a unique day of motorcycling aimed at community members of all ages who are interested in motorcycling.

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May 5 2009

Honda Unveils Brand New Outboard At Launceston’s Agfest

Honda will be showcasing over 70 products from its huge range at this month’s Agfest, to be held in Launceston from May 7-9, including a first for the Australian market.

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Apr 20 2009

Purchase An Entertainment Book To Help Homeless Kids

Honda Australia - in conjunction with the Lighthouse Foundation - recently established a "Honda Home" in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. The Home provides much needed accommodation for young people who would otherwise be homeless due to a variety of reasons.

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Apr 9 2009

Honda Confident Market Will Rally For Remainder Of ‘09

First quarter sales figures for the motorcycle industry have just been released by the FCAI, and although the expected decline across the board has impacted all manufacturers to some extent, Honda Australia is looking forward to a strong recovery in the coming months.

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Apr 7 2009

Frog Crew Powered Up And Mobile Thanks To Honda

When the Frog Crew set up their Honda powered trailer in the vibrant Cronulla mall on a Saturday night, they usually draw around 300 young people from the nightclubs nearby.

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Mar 31 2009

Honda Australia Bring Award Winning Stand To Farm World (includes video)

Honda Australia’s stand was voted the outstanding display of all the farm machinery and automotive stands at Farm World, according to a judging panel of industry peers.

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Feb 23 2009

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Announces New President & CEO

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Honda Motor) announced that Takanobu Ito, currently the company's Senior Managing Director, will become the seventh President & Chief Executive Officer of Honda Motor effective in late June 2009. Takeo Fukui, the current President & CEO, will remain on the board and assume the post of Director and Advisor to Honda Motor.

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Feb 19 2009

Honda’s Unrecyclable Plastic Waste To Be Made Into Fence Posts

Honda MPE has taken another step towards sustainability, sending previously unrecyclable plastic by-products to be made into fence posts by local business Australian Composite Technology Pty Ltd.

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Feb 4 2009

Happy 40th Birthday Honda Australia

In the year that Neil Armstrong touched down on the surface of the moon, Honda touched down in Australia.

Honda Australia celebrates its 40th birthday on Wednesday, 4th February 2009.

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Jan 28 2009

New Management Appoints For Honda In Queensland

Honda Australia is pleased to announce two new key Queensland management appointments within their Motorcycle Division effective 9 February 2009.

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Dec 4 2008

Honda Takes Out ADB Manufacturer’s Award in SX Titles

Consistent performances by top ten factory and supported riders including Daniel Reardon, Daniel McCoy, Nathan Crawford, Brent Landman and US import Jeremy McGrath throughout the inaugural Australian Super X Championships resulted in Honda claiming the ADB Manufacturers' Cup for the spectacular seven round series.

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Dec 3 2008

Honda Demands Stronger Regulations on Small Engine Emissions

Over the last decade, the focus of reducing emissions in public, private and government realms have primarily been fixated on cars, and trucks, however, according to Honda Power Equipment Manager, Ray Briffa, the Australian Government needs to introduce emission regulations for small engines and equipment such as generators, lawnmowers and brushcutters to keep up with standards enforced in North America and Europe

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Dec 2 2008

Honda Marine Doubles Up At Yarrawonga

The ‘Honda Marine’ kids’ boat tore up Yarrawonga’s Lake Mulwala in late November for its third major race meeting, with its young pilots competing alongside their Honda formula 2000 counterpart in front of nearly 10,000 spectators.

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Dec 2 2008

Willis Island Amateur Radio Expedition Relies On Honda

An international group of eleven amateur radio operators recently visited Willis Island for 18 days to make contact with people all over the world as part of an ongoing global amateur radio competition. Relying on Honda generators to power the entire operation, the team spoke with over 95,000 people from Queensland to the Spanish Canary Islands - a distance of around 18,000 kilometres.

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Nov 27 2008

New Colours for Australia’s Favourite Scooter

Honda Australia have released the final collectables from the “Dream Collection” range designed to celebrate Honda’s 60th birthday.

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Nov 27 2008

Motor Journalist Pits Honda Scooter against V8

Motor journalist David Dowsey recently exchanged his V8 car for a Honda SH150i scooter for a one month commuting trial around the streets of Melbourne, and found it difficult to switch back.

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Nov 26 2008

Harrietville Added To Online Off Road Tours Calendar For ‘09

Honda supported Online Off Road Tours have released their long awaited 2009 event calendar which includes an all new tour around Harrietville in some of Australia’s most beautiful terrain.

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Nov 26 2008

Lighthouse Foundation Honda Home Opens Its Doors In Melbourne’s North

A new Lighthouse Foundation “Honda Home” begins operating this week, providing long term accommodation in the northern region of Melbourne for a group of young people who would otherwise be homeless.

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Nov 24 2008

Honda Generator Survives Being Hit By A Truck

When WA farmer Dud Bell looked up to see his Honda EM50is generator hurtling down the road at 60 kph, he thought it was time to say goodbye.A truck had slammed into his Ute and flung the generator from the back tray, sending it somersaulting down the road into what he assumed would be oblivion.

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Nov 24 2008

New Management Appointments At Honda Australia

Honda Australia is pleased to announce two new appointments to the company’s key management structure.

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Nov 21 2008

Honda Tops List In Consumer Testing

Honda Power Equipment's advanced four-stroke Buffalo lawnmower has topped a list compiled by a leading Australian consumer advocacy group, with testing revealing outstanding results in performance, comfort and ease of starting.

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Nov 18 2008

Mowmaster Announces Innovative New Reel Mower

MowMaster have announced the successful trialling of an entirely new design of “walk-behind” reel mower that can handle cutting grass up to 60mm – a height unheard of for reel mowers.

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Sep 26 2008

Honda Launches Super Cub Site

Honda was the pride of the fleet in the recent Club Marine Trailer Boat Fishing Tournament held at Nelson Bay (NSW). A joint effort between Honda Australia and NSW-based dealer Webbe Marine saw 12 Honda-powered Sailfish Catamarans entered into the event, which turned a lot of heads among the 1100+ competitors.

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Aug 13 2008

Honda Applauds Introduction Of Super Flexi Poles

Honda Australia is 100% in favour of introducing more of the effective methods used to help reduce motorcycle casualty crashes as evidenced by recent Hume City efforts in Melbourne’s north.

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Aug 4 2008

Honda Praises Sydney’s Approach To Two-Wheelers

Honda Australia says all major cities should aim to follow in the footsteps of a proactive new Motorcycle and Scooter Strategy for Sydney announced recently by the city’s Lord Mayor Clover Moore.

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Aug 4 2008

ASIMO Visits Children Suffering from Sichuan Earthquake

China, July 28, 2008–Honda made an effort to lift the spirits of children suffering from the Sichuan Earthquake through a special visit by ASIMO, Honda’s humanoid robot.

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Jul 27 2008

Consolidated Financial Summary for the Fiscal 1st Quarter Ended June 30, 2008

Set an all-time 1st quarter record for consolidated income before income taxes and net income as well as all-time record for any quarter for equity in income of affiliates.

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Jul 16 2008

Fresh And Funky Honda Wear Available Now

Honda has a huge range of fresh and funky merchandise for men, women and kids available now through authorised Dealers, all styled with a heap of attitude.

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Jun 30 2008

Something For Everyone With Honda’s Lams Approved Bikes

Honda has a huge range of fresh and funky merchandise for men, women and kids available now through authorised Dealers, all styled with a heap of attitude.

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30/06/2008 - Happy 30th Birthday To The Honda Shop Perth

02/05/2008 - Honda Launches Green Worldwide Website And Wins Award

11/04/2008 - Honda Donates $850,000 To Lighthouse Foundation To Help Homeless Kids

02/04/2008 - Honda’s New Motorcycle Management Structure

18/03/2008 - Honda Donates $100,000 To Lighthouse Foundation

22/02/2008 - Honda Celebrates 20 Years Of Mower Production In Australia

08/02/2008 - Honda Named One Of World’s Most Innovative Companies

20/12/2007 - Sun Shines On Honda's Green Philosophy

04/05/2007 - Honda Hits All-Time Record With Sales For Year End

20/12/2006 - Figures 2006 Honda Year-End Summary Figures Review

20/12/2006 - Asian Honda Report

06/12/2006 - Mr Honda's 100th Birthday

06/12/2006 - Honda Motorcycles, Marine And Power Equipment Turns 15

28/07/2006 - Honda Motorcycles Statement Concerning The Inquest Of Clinton Farr

06/06/2006 - Art and Honda Successfully Develop New Brain-Machine Interface

22/05/2006 - Honda MD Voices Ongoing Motorcycle Industry Concerns to Vic Government

08/05/2006 - Honda Products Set Records Worldwide