'No panic' after Honda F1 test disaster

2014-11-28 08:25

'We need to find out in detail what went wrong,' says Honda's F1 chief Yasuhisa Arai as the team reels from a disastrous test debut in Abu Dhabi.

First McLaren Honda engine test flops

2014-11-26 10:18

Honda will return to Formula 1 in 2015 as an engine supplier but customer McLaren's first test day at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi didn't even make one timed lap.

High-tech threat: Hackers in your car?

2014-11-25 11:56

In a test, hackers showed that could cut the brakes or even kill the engine of a vehicle remotely. How are automaker's planning to combat cyber crime?

Pregnant woman dies due to faulty airbag

2014-11-17 08:37

A Malaysian woman and her unborn child died as a result of a Takata-made explosive air-bag inflator disintegrating and hitting the woman when it ignited in a crash.

Takata bid to hide 'exploding' airbags?

2014-11-07 12:27

Japanese parts maker Takata, cause of a global vehicle recall, is said to have ordered the destruction of test results showing cracks in air bag inflators. Thousands of SA vehicles affected!

Honda adds grunt to its 2014 CBR300R

2014-11-05 11:00

From a distance it could be a much bigger bike but this is a scaled-down version of Honda's CBR1000RR. It's the 2014 CBR300R with more power/torque than its predecessor.

What a clip! Civic... and its 'other side'

2014-10-31 13:03

Honda has released an interactive film showcasing its new Civic hatchback and its darker alter ego, the SA-bound Civic Type R. Check out this awesome high-adrenalin dual video!

Pedrosa tops Malaysia first practice

2014-10-24 14:41

Honda's Dani Pedrosa was fastest in first practice ahead of the 2014 Malaysian MotoGP in Sepang today while title-winning team mate Marc Marquez tootled around in fourth.

Honda execs taking pay cuts

2014-10-23 15:00

Honda Motor says its executives will take salary cuts for three months after the fifth recall in a year of the new Fit hybrid in Japan.

Rossi, Lorenzo, renew battle for second

2014-10-20 08:06

Italian MotoGP ace Valentino Rossi made a surprising comeback in the 2014 Australian MotoGP by winning ahead of Jorge Lorenzzo - though 2013 champ Marc Marquez did fall...

Birthday boy: Honda Gold Wing turns 40

2014-10-15 07:18

Honda is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the creation of its Gold Wing, with a special edition headed for SA. DAVE FALL takes a look back to when the bike was announced in 1974.

Ducati on pole for 2014 Motegi MotoGP

2014-10-11 11:22

The winner from a real balls-to-the-wall qualifying for Sunday's 2014 Japanese MotoGP at Motegi was - for the first time in four years - Andrea Dovizioso for Ducati.

Honda's new little big guy - the Mobilio

2014-10-10 07:13

Honda is no stranger to multi-purpose vehicles - in fact it was a trend-setter - but now there's a new one in South Africa, built for less-than-perfect roads and more than just five passengers.


2014 Honda Mobilio

2014-10-10 07:03

MOBILIO GETS MOBILE IN SA: Honda SA has answered the growing demand in South Africa for more small family multi-purpose vehicles with its new Mobilio seven-seater - though the little guy would take up Seat 7.

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FIRST LOOK: Honda's new F1 'power unit'

2014-10-01 13:38

Honda has hit back at rumours that its 2015 Formula 1 programme is behind schedule. It's sent us an image of its upcoming F1 'power unit', to prove the point.

Concussed Rossi skips out of hospital

2014-09-29 07:57

Yamaha MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi has ignored a doctor's and checked out of the hospital that was treating him for a concussion incurred when he crashed during the 2014 Aragon MotoGP.

New Civics on way: showing at Paris

2014-09-25 08:24

Honda has released images and details of its new Civic range ahead of the 2014 Paris auto show. Check out our image gallery of the addition to the Civic family - the Sport!

Honda's new MPV: Next-gen Jazz to be unveiled

2014-09-17 09:58

Honda has revealed images of its next-generation Jazz ahead of its unveiling at the 2014 Paris auto show in October.

Misano update: Rossi fires up title bid

2014-09-14 15:07

Valentino Rossi came back into awesome form in Italy during the San Marino MotoGP to win after Honda's Marc Marques leaned a bit to far, slid off and went to the back of the field.

New Honda VFR800X for 2015 - but SA?

2014-09-11 13:05

Honda's new VFR 800X has been launched in the UK in time for Christmas, complete with ABS and heatable bars, but Honda SA is still debating an SA launch.

McLaren to test new Honda car in 2014?

2014-09-07 09:41

McLaren could give their 2015 Honda-powered Formula 1 car its first track test in Abu Dhabi after the end of the 2014 season in November.

Record-man Marc not certain of GP title

2014-08-28 08:10

MotoGP ace Marc Marquez might have won 10 races so far but he's not yet totally confident about winning a second consecutive title. As he says, things can happen...

Honda's next Civic Type R spotted

2014-08-19 07:23

Honda’s hottest Civic yet was spotted undisguised in southern Europe. Check out spy images of the new Civic Type R!

AMID: New bikes on show

2014-08-07 11:54

A plethora of new models will be on display at the the 2014 Amid motorcycle show this weekend at the Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec.

Honda NSX burns to a crisp at the 'Ring

2014-07-28 13:46

Honda appears to have issues with its new NSX as spy photographers spotted the new model burnt to a crisp at the Nurburgring, Germany.


Takata crash-bag virus still spreading

2014-11-27 11:24

Toyota is to recall another 57 000 vehicles globally to replace potentially deadly Takata crash-bags and there seems to be no end in sight to the every-expanding safety crisis.

Honda admits not reporting car deaths

2014-11-25 12:49

Automaker Honda has admitted to an inquiry that it failed to report 1700 incidents involving death or injury for three years - and Takata crash bags are again involved.

Honda unveils fuel-cell FCV concept

2014-11-20 08:52

Honda has unveiled its fuel-cell concept vehicle, the FCV, along with a mini power-station. It's scheduled to go on sale in Japan in 2016.

McLaren: Honda engine for UK track test

2014-11-14 08:40

McLaren will test its Honda-engined MP4-29H at the Silverstone track in England but International Automobile Federation rules limit the new car to 100km of testing.

McLaren pushing Alonso for job decision

2014-11-06 10:26

Fernando Alonso, whose five-year deal at Ferrari appears to be over, is running out of time to decide whether return to McLaren. If accepted, he could be tied to a two-year, R976m contract!

Honda profit up 18%

2014-10-28 11:45

Honda says its net profit for the July-to-September period has increased to $1.32bn, thanks to a weaker yen and cost-cutting measures.

Faulty-airbags: Maker Takata probed

2014-10-24 11:07

US justice officials are investigating Japanese autoparts-maker Takata as the government stepped up warnings about the danger of its faulty airbags, with recalls affecting 7.8-million vehicles.

Automakers urged to repair 'exploding' air bags

2014-10-21 10:01

US authorities on Monday urged owners of vehicles with potentially deadly defective Takata air bags to seek repairs. The recall involves Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan and General Motors.

MotoGP: Fight on for Marquez’ title scraps

2014-10-17 06:13

Marquez has the title but the race is still on for second and third in the 2014 MotoGP championship - and Marquez has still to win at Phillip Island. Expect sparks on Sunday...

Birthday boy: Honda Gold Wing turns 40

2014-10-14 08:03

Honda is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the creation of its Gold Wing, with a special edition headed for SA. DAVE FALL takes a look back to when the bike was announced in 1974.

Now Japan MotoGP faces typhoon peril

2014-10-10 09:03

Marc Marquez could retain his MotoGP title in Japan this weekend, provided the race isn't marred by a typhoon that - like the previous weekend's F1 GP - is approaching the Motegi circuit.


2014 HONDA MOBILIO: It's based on the Honda Brio and Honda Ballade chassis and engines - and the upcoming 2015 Honda Jazz.

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Motorcycles: Answer to fleet transport?

2014-10-08 10:12

Honda has become the first bikemaker retailing in the UK to introduce a specialist motorcycle fleet dealer network for companies trying to cut costs.

New Civic Type R: Honda hot hatch for SA

2014-09-30 13:15

Honda will debut its new Type R at the 2014 Paris auto show. Honda claims its new R-badged concept offers unrivaled compared to previous versions of its flagship hot hatch!

2014 Aragon: Pain in Spain for Honda

2014-09-28 15:04

Rain in Spain put paid to Honda's Aragon MotoGP as Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo thrashed through the rain to win and both Marquez and Pedrosa went down...

Honda showdown for Alonso at Suzuka?

2014-09-22 08:14

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, no matter how hard he tries, just can't silence the Formula 1 'silly season' rumours. Now Honda's added more speculation to the rumours...

Grandma halfway through solo world trip

2014-09-17 09:10

Steph Jeavons, aboard her trusty Honda CRF250L nicknamed 'Rhonda', has reached the halfway point in her quest to travel around the world, solo. She's reached 22 530km into her 38 600km journey!

Marquez in Misano for win No.12

2014-09-12 12:54

Will Marc Marquez play it cool again on Sunday at the San Marino MotoGP and hold his charge to late in the race - or will be want to prove his utter dominance for win No.12?

Honda shows self-driving car in Detroit

2014-09-10 09:34

Honda has introduced at a Detroit congress a self-driving Acura that can navigate freeways without any intervention from the person in the driving seat.

Marquez, Lorenzo battle to end in UK

2014-08-31 14:55

Lorenzo. Marquez. Two names almost always spoken together in MotoGP racing - and it was the same at Silverstone on Sunday as they fought right to the end - but there was only one winner.

Honda to poach Vettel, Newey?

2014-08-27 14:21

McLaren's new works partner Honda, thinks it can convince Red Bull's star staffers, reigning four-times World champion Sebastian Vettel and design guru Adrian Newey, to join its team.

Marquez dominates Indy MotoGP practice

2014-08-09 08:59

Seems there's still no stopping Spaniard Marc Marquez as he tops Friday's practice times ahead of the 2014 Indianapolis Motorcycle GP in the US.

Indycar driver linked to Honda F1 test

2014-08-04 11:02

The 2014 Indianapolis Indycar GP winner, Simon Pagenaud has been touted by Honda as a possible test driver for their return to F1 in 2015.

Honda NSX burns to a crisp at the 'Ring

2014-07-28 11:36

Honda appears to have issues with its new NSX as spy photographers spotted the new model burnt to a crisp during a test drive at the Nurburgring, Germany.

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