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Honda Racing Corporation

The Honda Racing Corporation is a team of specialists bonded by their dedication to motorcycle sports. The company combines participation in motorcycle races throughout the world with the development of high potential racing machines.

Its racing activities are an important source for the creation of leading edge technologies used in the development of Honda motorcycles.

Honda Racing makes a positive contribution to the advancement of motorcycle sports through a range of activities that include sales of production racing motorcycles, support for satellite teams and rider education programs.

It was in 1954 that Honda first announced its intention to compete in the Isle of Man TT race. Since then, it has established a proud record of achievements in many different motorcycle events. The driving force for this success has been Honda's determination, as evident in it's technology and products, to meet and conquer every challenge. Honda will continue to pursue the ultimate potential of motor sports and share the excitement of motor sports with people throughout the world.

Racing Technology

Racing is a strangely fascinating activity that captivates all who participate. Those who enter this "world of extremes" face the ultimate test of their ability to apply and improve their skills under the most difficult conditions. The technology used in racing goes through an endless process of discovery that eventually bears fruit in the form of dramatic advances. At such times, the difficulties are mitigated by the joy of achievement. Racing is also a world which hones individuals and creates new technology.

Our continuing determination to meet the challenges of this demanding sport is, in the final analysis, inspired by our desire to contribute to the advancement of society. This we achieve by helping participants in the sport to realise personal growth and by making important advances in motorcycle racing technology.

Technological Innovation

In the field of racing machines, research and development must produce superior results in a limited period of time. Honda Racing emphasises the growth of an environment in which individual staff can work to their full potential. At all levels, from basic research to machine design, its research and development activities are based on close interaction among different projects. Honda Racing also helps Honda Motor to develop highly original products, including mass-production motorcycles, by contributing to research and development in such areas as base framework designs, new materials and engine control systems.

Excitement of Racing

In addition to its contribution to Works Team Racing, which represents the pinnacle of this exciting activity, Honda Racing also hopes to play a major role in the healthy advancement of motorcycle sports through its wide-ranging involvement in a variety of other interesting activities.

To that end, Honda Racing develops production racing motorcycles utilising the technology made viable by Works machines, and markets them at affordable prices. Honda Racing is gaining a lot of attention from amateur riders, as well as satellite racing teams through these efforts.

Moreover, aiming for building up its motor sports infrastructure, Honda Racing supports satellite racing teams which are at the so called "semi-works" level, and implements rider education programs, from which future potential racing riders benefit.

Servicing Motorcyclists Needs

Honda Racing has HRC Service Shops at 29 locations in Japan and three sites overseas. These shops offer extensive user support, ranging from the supply of kit parts, to troubleshooting and the provision of advice on machine settings. They also provide Honda Racing with a valuable interface from which to gauge the expectations and aspirations of users and motorcycle sports fans. Information gathered through this conduit is used to improve support services and develop the production racers.