Honda’s class-leading off-road machinery has again proved its competitive credentials, taking wins in both the SX Open and SX Lites classes at the opening round of the British Supercross Championship, in Sheffield. Honda took a clean sweep of all but one of the podium positions available across the two main-event pro-classes, proving the CRF was the bike to be on.
The event also marked the debut of Honda (UK)’s official Buildbase Honda team, run by three-time world Champion, Dave Thorpe. It was a hugely successful night for Honda and a superb debut for the Buildbase Honda team, who earned a second place finish in the SX Lites class and a fourth place finish in the Open class final. Team Manager, Dave Thorpe, commented, “This is why we have chosen to run Honda. I firmly believe it is the best bike out there and the most competitive package out of the box. A result like this underlines our thinking behind running the CRF in these competitive race series’.”
Even in stock trim, both the Honda CRF250R and CRF450R are immediately competitive and require only minimal tuning to be turned into race winners at the highest level of competition. Combining lightweight and effortless manoeuvrability with useable power delivery and bulletproof durability, the Honda CRF is the complete motocross package, for both the clubman and pro-expert rider.
Honda’s current range of off-road machines start from just £1,200 for the youngster friendly CRF50F mini-bike, through to the latest 2012 CRF450R priced at £6,450 – with a variety of 2011 and 2012 model options in between. There are currently some great finance offers on these models, making them even more attractive and affordable.
Further information on the Buildbase Honda team will be available on www.honda-racing.co.uk over the coming months and full details of the Honda CRF250 and CRF450 R and X models, CRF150R and 50cc, 70cc and 100cc youth off-road bikes can be found on www.honda.co.uk or by visiting your local dealer.
It won’t be long before Honda’s CRF is back in action in the competitive environment – at the next round of the British Supercross Championship on 19 November in Belfast – where the Buildbase Honda team will be competing with Nicholas Aubin. Three more rounds are to follow, on the 26 November, (Glasgow), 14 January (London) and 18 February (Birmingham).
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