Honda Reaches 10 Million-Unit Milestone in Cumulative Production of Power Products in Thailand


Thai Honda Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Thai Honda), a Honda subsidiary that manufactures motorcycles, power products, and various components in Thailand, marked the 10 million unit milestone in power product production in early October.

Established in 1965 as Honda's first production facility in Thailand, Thai Honda began power products production in 1987. In addition to general-purpose engines, Thai Honda manufactures other power products including water pumps and trimmers and currently has an annual production capacity of approximately 2.1 million units. Thai Honda achieved this 10 million milestone only 3 years and 2 months after achieving the 5 million milestone in August 2004.

Power products manufactured by Thai Honda have been exported worldwide including not only within the Asia Oceania region, but also to Europe, the U.S., and Japan and gained worldwide acclaim for their performance and quality.

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Honda CBR-600F, old lady with a good kick


The Honda CBR600F I love this bike, it is probably now one of the most sold second hand bike around the world. Each spring a fresh young buck generation gives it the charge, each spring the Honda CBR600F takes a casual step sideways and kicks the opposition firmly in the bullocks.

The Honda CBR600 series, with a history of several models for over ten years has dominated the sales charts, for new and second hand bikes.

It is the epitome of '90s motorcycling, the Honda CBR600F changed the way we looked at motorcycles and how we drive them.

The Honda CBR600F stands for 240km/h on a good day, race-winning handling, useful and easy repairable bike and still being a good bike for touring. Honda first design overhaul was in 1991, with CBR fans fearing for its superbly positioned bungee points.

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Antonio Cairoli successfully defends Italian Championship title


Yamaha De Carli Team rider Antonio Cairoli secured the 2007 Italian championship title at the last of round of the six race championship held at the Gazzane di Preseglie track in Brescia.

Cairoli, as defending 2006 champion, entered the last round with a ten points lead on fellow Yamaha rider Manuel Monni and managed to seal his championship by winning the first moto, while his closest rival placed seventh when penalized for overtaking under a yellow flag. Needing only two points from the second moto Cairoli took things steady and finished second behind winner Monni.

The 2007 Italian championship turned out to an all Yamaha affair with the first four riders riding a YZ250F, while 16 year old Team Yamaha de Carli rider Alessandro Lupino, finished in sixth position.

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Husqvarna World leader in Supermoto and Enduro


Gerald Delepine Wins Italian Supermoto Championship
The Belgian rider from Husqvarna Ch Racing Team got the final podium in the International Classification of the Italian SM Championship's round held yesterday on Castelletto di Branduzzo track.

Delepine closed on first position the second heat of the round, ahead of Davide Gozzini and Attilio Pignotti who will be his rivals in the last Supermoto GP in Athens. Gerald showed to be in perfect shape and ready to battle on the Greek track of Megara which will host the World Championship on Sunday 21st

Thomas Chareyre Wins the Penultimate French Supermoto Round
It has been a lucky week end for Husky riders:

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Thai Grand Prix 250 rider 19th at Phillip Island


The GP250, 250cc race was the domain of reigning World Champion Jorge Lorenzo, who won from Alvaro Bautista (both Aprilia) with Andrea Dovizioso (Scot Honda RS250RW) third. Lorenzo was more than 19 seconds ahead of a gaggle of chasing riders fighting for the remaining podium places.

Julian Simon (Repsol Honda RS250RW) finished sixth and Shuhei Aoyama (Repsol Honda RS250RW) eighth while Yuki Takahashi (Scot Honda RS250RW) stole in the top ten in tenth.

Dovi said: "Lorenzo was impossible to catch, anyway I hoped to get second position, but instead Bautista beat me by a few thousandths of a second. I'm sorry because every earned point is important for us with two races to the end of the Championship.

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Honda Wave 125i vs Wave 125s


Most motorcycle manufacturers now turn to fuel injection or already don this in the newer models not because they wanted to, but because they needed to, and for one reason: emissions.

We seen this happen a few years back for big bike and now see the same trend happening in the small motorcycles, the new Honda Wave 125i and others now all come with fuel injection systems. In Europe, America and Japan there are though emissions regulations. And it's not secret that similar standards are to be increasingly adopted worldwide.

In short, if Thai motorcycle manufacturers don't clean there bikes up they could soon, quite conceivable, not having any clean enough motorcycle to sell. As Honda motorcycles did with the Honda Wave 125, which is now available with carburettor and fuel injection system.

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Suzuki Cal Crutchlow Races to Brands Podium


Cal Crutchlow scored his first ever British Superbike Championship podium finish with third place in the very final race of the 2007 season at the Brands Hatch Indy circuit in Kent today.

The Rizla Suzuki racer, starting from sixth on the grid, took fifth place in the opening race before raising his game for the 26th and final race of the year in the afternoon and coming home third to stand on the podium for the first time.

After a heavy crash in practice yesterday, Chris Walker showed immense courage to take to the track with massive bruising and in considerable pain. Heroically, from 11th on the grid, he finished in seventh and sixth places in front of the huge crowd that basked in glorious October sunshine.

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Rossi keeps island podium intact with third in Australia


Fiat Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi claimed his tenth consecutive career podium at Phillip Island today, taking third place and clocking the fastest lap of the race in the process. Team-mate Colin Edwards finished ninth in a race that was won by Casey Stoner, with Loris Capirossi second.

Starting second on the grid, Rossi slipped to fourth but passed Dani Pedrosa on lap two, only to make a small mistake at the end of the lap, briefly touching the grass at the start of the main straight and letting Pedrosa back past. On lap four of 27 he managed to get in front of the Spaniard once again and he then set off after Nicky Hayden, who was running second behind Stoner. Despite setting the fastest lap on lap seven, Rossi was unable to make much headway until lap 11, when he passed Hayden for second.

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Suzuki Crutchlow on Podium Place


Rizla Suzuki's Cal Crutchlow will start from sixth on the grid for tomorrow's final round of the 2007 Bennetts British Superbike Championship at the Brands Hatch Indy circuit in Kent after showing fast podium potential on race tyres during practice.

Crutchlow built his pace across three practice sessions before challenging for pole position in the 50 minutes of qualifying. He eventually ended up sixth, only 2/10ths of a second behind pole position man Gregorio Lavilla on a Ducati.

Chris 'Stalker' Walker put on a heroic display of riding after suffering a heavy crash in the morning session that left him heavily battered and bruised. He rode through the pain barrier to finish an incredible 11th.

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Genuine Yamaha Factory Racing Parts


Yamaha Motor Engineering is devoted to the development and manufacture of YEC Yamaha Racing Parts: high-performance engine and chassis racing parts for the Yamaha YZF-R1 and YZF-R6. Yamaha Motor Engineering, wholly-owned by Yamaha, is the only officially-approved supplier of racing parts for the R-series machines.

Featuring an advanced technical specification, the latest-generation Yamaha R1 and R6 are recognized as being two of the best machines in their respective categories. For 2008 the YEC line-up includes a range of advanced engine and chassis racing parts which are designed to transform these class-leading machines into full-on race bikes which have the potential to win at the very highest level. Yamaha YEC Racing Parts are used by Yamaha's winning superbike, supersport, superstock and endurance teams, and the very same parts that have helped these teams to numerous successes over the years are now available to the non-factory rider.

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