February 26th, 2015

Townley Added to Honda Strike-Force

The next round of racing in the New Zealand Motocross Championships has just been spiced up considerably. Former Kiwi international Ben Townley retired from fulltime racing in 2013, but he has revealed that he will make a rare appearance and race the MX1 class at the third round of four of the JT Racing-sponsored nationals in Rotorua in just over a weeks' time. The 30-year-old former world and United States champion will ride a Honda CRF450 and line up alongside the cream of the country's MX1 class riders at the Rotorua circuit, about 20 minutes' drive outside Rotorua on March 8.

February 25th, 2015

Cooper Smashes MX1 Class at Timaru

Cody Cooper has the No.1 emblazoned on his big red Honda CRF450 for a reason and his rivals were left in no doubt as to what that reason was at Timaru on Sunday. The 31-year-old Cooper blitzed the field at the second of four rounds of the JT Racing-sponsored New Zealand Motocross Championships at Pleasant Point, near Timaru, on Sunday, racing away to three wins from three starts in the premier MX1 class.

December 18th, 2014

Honda Summercross Ready to Explode

DECEMBER 16, 2014: It is one of the biggest events of the summer and it’s just around the corner – the big annual Whakatane Summercross.

As well as attracting the cream of New Zealand motocross racers to the Awakaponga circuit, near Matata, just outside Whakatane, each December, the Honda-sponsored event will again this year act as a springboard for riders heading into the busy part of the season, culminating with the four-round New Zealand Motocross Championships in February and March.

November 3rd, 2014

Honda Rider Phillips The Chief in Waikato

NOVEMBER 3, 2014: Bay of Plenty’s John Phillips means business.

The 21-year-old Kiwi international from Rotorua (Honda CRF450) was at his scintillating best at the annual two-day Waikato Motocross Championships, on the outskirts of Te Kuiti at the weekend, running away to an impressive hat-trick of wins in the premier MX1 class. Riding for The Honda Shop Racing Team, the farm worker didn’t have it all his own way and had to fight for his wins, with fast-starting Waitakere rider Ethan Martens keeping Phillips honest at the front, but, once in clear air, the Rotorua rider seemed unstoppable. “I always enjoy racing against Ethan. He’s a safe rider and does nothing silly,” said Phillips.

“I made a few mistakes today but managed to claw my way back from third in race one to take the lead and the win. I had a poor start in race two and then had mud caught up in my rear brakes. I kicked the mud free and put down a bit of a charge.

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August 1st, 2014

Blue Wing Honda celebrates four decades of Kiwi success with launch of new facility

As a nation dependent on primary industry, with more than half of our land used for farming, having the right means to navigate varying terrain can be a challenging task.

Blue Wing Honda met that challenge in 1972 when it entered the market as New Zealand’s importer and distributor of Honda motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs).  That wealth of experience has helped put the company at number one in the New Zealand ATV market.

At a special ceremony this morning (Friday, 1 August, 2014) Blue Wing Honda’s head office was officially opened by Susumu Mitsuishi, the General Manager of the Motorcycle Sales Division at the Honda Motor Company Limited in Tokyo, Japan.

The facility at Airport Oaks consolidates the company’s operations and also houses Honda Marine and Honda Power Equipment in New Zealand.