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Honda Leads Year to Date Motorcycle Sales

9 October 2008 – Honda Australia has maintained its number one position in retail motorcycle sales, according to the latest official figures released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI).

Honda claims eight of the ten top selling motorcycles overall for the first nine months of the year including the CT110, TRX250 four wheeler, award winning CBR1000RR Fireblade, CRF450R motocrosser, CTX200 agricultural model and the CRF230F trail bike.

Four out of the top five selling models in the ATV market are made by Honda including the recently upgraded TRX420TM which is proving to be a big seller in country markets.

Honda’s Australian Motorcycle News (AMCN) “Motorcycle of the Year” - the CBR1000RR Fireblade – is also continuing to surge ahead of the competition.

“We are incredibly proud of our new Fireblade, and both the industry and public response to it has been fantastic,” said Honda’s General Manager of Motorcycles, Tony Hinton.

“Our new LAMS approved CB400 road bike is really taking off as well. Its popularity is due in part to the number of people opting for fuel efficient commuters as a sensible alternative.”

“We have a few more key models being released before the end of the year including the new naked CB1000R street fighter, and TRX420FPA and TRX500FPE ATV’s that both feature power steering so we are looking forward to another successful twelve months,” Mr Hinton said.

“This year has been an exciting one for us on the safety and training front with the opening of our new HART centre in Brisbane, as well as the management shift of the Honda owned centre in St Ives, NSW.”

“The developments with HART are part of our larger plan to eventually have a world class rider training facility in every capital city of Australia, all part of Honda’s bigger commitment to ensuring every rider has the skills and knowledge they need to stay safe on the road.”

For details on Honda’s complete line up, please visit: www.hondamotorcycles.com.au