Hot Winter Deal

Have your MOT done between the 1st of December and the 28th of February, you won't be disappointed:

  • Get a complimentary Health Check
  • Get a choice of one of the following gifts:

                      Free Honda Optimate 3+ Charger (worth £58)

                     12 months free Roadside Assistance (worth £100)

                     50% off Datatag kit at the price of £49.99 instead of £99.99


Call us on 01202 541226 to book your MOT now.


* In order to qualify for this offer, you must own a bike that has been first registered between 10th December and 27th March in the years from 2006 to 2011.


January 20, 2014 by Marine Andre
Tags: MOT

The list gets a bit longer every day for the new VFR800 coming soon!

We get more and more enquiries every week for the new VFR800 coming in March! You can still add you name on the long list and John will give you a ring as soon as he knows a bit more about it!

January 13, 2014 by Stuart August
Tags: VFR800

Dakar 2014: Day 3 -Honda- Joan Barreda Wins First Leg of the First Marathon Stage

John Barreda took victory in the third stage of the Dakar Rally 2014, and in doing so widens the deficit over his nearest rival to 13'04 minutes. This is the third straight win for Honda in three outings so far in the rally, and the second victory for the Spanish rider.

January 08, 2014 by Stuart August
Tags: dakar

Dakar 2014 - Day 1 - Honda- Joan Barreda Rides CRF450 to Victory After 25 Years

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Honda had proven its strength last October with the new CRF450 RALLY, winning both the Morocco Rally and the Merzouga Rally. Thus, the team has taken command of the first stage of the 2014 edition, after 25 years of absence. It was back on 11th January 1989 when the official Honda HRC savoured victory for the last time. That was when Gilles Lalay took the fifteenth stage of the Paris-Tunisia-Dakar. Now, in the second year back in the event after a 24 year official absence, Joan Barreda has picked up a crucial first stage win on the CRF450 RALLY. After 25 years, Honda are back in the running.

Dakar 2014 Joan Barreda 

Joan Barreda       © Honda

It was a very early start for the Rally Dakar. The pack of riders headed off at four in the morning on a long 405 kilometre liaison that took them towards the vibrant city of Rosario for the start of the 180 km special. Joan Barreda on the Honda CRF450 RALLY, got off to a storming start in the special, clocking up the fastest time of all the 175 riders at the first time-check, in this, the 2014 edition of the legendary Dakar. He would repeat the same feat at the end of the stage. Team-mate Paulo Goncalves also kept up a cracking pace, holding on to fifth place at the close.

 Dakar 2014 Sam Sunderland

Sam Sunderland       © Honda


Sam Sunderland's Honda debut at the Dakar was productive, taking ninth position. Javier Pizzolito finished 19th and Helder Rodrigues in 22nd. Joan Barreda, SS1 1st 2:25'31 : "It's been a great day. I'm really pleased for the first win with Honda, especially for the team that has worked so hard the whole year to produce this new bike. I'm really happy to have begun the Dakar like this. Today was a tough one. Few kilometres, but with a very difficult track full of rocks and very slippery. I managed to get off really well in the second part, keep up a good pace and get a result in the end."

Dakar 2014 Paulo Goncalves 

Paulo Goncalves © Honda


Paulo Goncalves, SS1 5th +02'25 : "It's been a long day, over 800 kilometres and 11 hours on the bike with a very tricky special. Very technical, where I had a lot of difficulties with the bike sliding around a lot. In the second half I quickened the pace and the ride was much better. I'm very pleased for Joan's victory, which is really good for us." Sam Sunderland, SS1 9th +04'33 : "We've finished the first day. A very long special that for us started when we had to get up at 3.00 a.m. More than 800 kilometres and a long liaison too. It was a really intense ride throughout the special. I made a minor error at the beginning and maybe because I changed the settings that punished the rear brake excessively. But in spite of everything, it hasn't been that bad a stage." Javier Pizzolito, SS1 19th +08'09 : "It has been a hard stage. Being the first stage, I'd have thought that it would be more simple. A very sinuous mountain stage, that was very physically demanding. The bike was very well behaved, so let's see how we get on in tomorrow's stage, which should be very different from today's." Helder Rodrigues, SS1 22nd +08'58 : "Today was a very difficult one for me, especially being the first of the Dakar. It was very technical with a lot of bends and you had to be really careful how you handled it. I'm not very happy with the result, but I was able to finish the stage, and you can't take any risks at the Dakar just for one stage."
January 07, 2014 by Kevin Pearce
Tags: dakar

Dakar 2014, meet the team HRC!


 2014 Dakar Rally TEAM HRC Video Presentation TEAM HRC ready for the great challenge. Ready for the Dakar. Rosario played host today to the presentation of the official teams, with Honda and TEAM HRC introducing the team that will represent them in the 2014 edition of the Rally Dakar.

January 07, 2014 by Stuart August

So What is a CBT?

So What is a CBT?
Most learner motorcycle and moped riders must take compulsory basic training (CBT) before riding on the road.
You then have to pass your full motorcycle test within 2 years or you’ll have to take CBT again.
What does it involve?
Compulsory basic training (CBT) has 5 elements:
  • introduction and eyesight check
  • practical on-site training
  • practical on-site riding
  • practical on-road training
  • practical on-road riding
  • You’ll move from one element to the next when your trainer is happy you’ve:
  • Learnt the theory
  • shown the practical skills to a safe basic level
When you complete compulsory basic training (CBT) to at least the minimum standard, you’ll get a certificate of completion – also called a DL196.
Your certificate of completion lets you ride a moped or a motorbike up to 125cc on the road with L plates for 2 years (L or D plates in Wales).
January 06, 2014 by Stuart August
Tags: CBT
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