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The new colour scheme

Well, the day has come for the Repsol Honda Team to move into a new season with a new set of team colours. Gone is the Blue and in comes the white.

The old scheme has been going for many years and am sure many will be think the old colours are still the best. 

For me, its progress albeit with black and white go faster strips.

It does however a couple of issues.

Late last year Honda launched an array of bikes including the 2013 CBR1000RR in Repsol Colours. With the scheme change, this years bike has last years colours! I hope that they will offer new customers the choice of the old team colours versus the new team colours. If I hand just taken delivery of a shiney new Repsol CBR1000RR and found out that Honda has dropped the scheme, I would certainly be miffed!

For me it also represents a similar issue. Do I bring my bike in line with the 2013 CBR1000RR repsol colours or do I bite the bullet and go for a custom paint job based on the new the latest team colours launched today. 

I think i wil…

More about my titanium swingarm spindle

Here is a couple more pictures. The stock item weighs in at 485 grams. The titanium item weighs just 362 grams saving 123 grams.

A sneak peek of the new spindle

Here is a sneak peek of the spindle for the bike. It's made out of titanium and been made to fit both the standard swing arm and the HRC item.


Titanium work in progress..

Here is my latest item in progress. This is some Titanium rod which will be machined into a spindle for the Standard fireblade swingarm or the HRC Swingam. I expect to save around 200 grams by performing the modification.

Estrella Galicia 0,0 joins the pinnacle of World Motorcycle Racing with Honda Racing Corporation

Estrella Galicia 0.0 takes an important step forward in its commitment to motorcycle racing sponsorship as it partners Honda Racing Corporation for 2013.


Famous World Champions such as Freddie Spencer, Mick Doohan, Alex Crivillé and Casey Stoner have won Championships with the factory team and this year, for the first time since Crivillé and Gibernau, two spanish riders will once again defend the colours of the Repsol Honda Team, the experienced Dani Pedrosa and ‘rookie’ Marc Márquez, will become the most exciting couple on the grid for the Spanish fans. Estrella Galicia will also become the official beer in HRC’s hospitality.


This is the third season in which Estrella Galicia 0.0 is present in the MotoGP World Championship, supporting Marc Márquez in his brilliant career, when he won the Moto2 World Championship last season . The beer brand now takes a step up reaching the premier class with HRC's factory riders Pedrosa and Márquez. Pedrosa, the current MotoGP W…

2012 Season debrief with Shuhei Nakamoto

In the 2012 MotoGP season, Honda had hoped to repeat its 2011 performance and take all three Titles again. Twelve wins out of 18 races gave Honda the Constructors Title for the 19th time (61st, counting all GP classes). Dani Pedrosa and Casey Stoner did solid work for the Repsol Honda Team, appearing together on the podium eight times, and Repsol Honda had podium finishes in every race of the season to gain the Team Title again. A number of factors combined to keep the Riders Championship out of Honda hands this time, though.

The first half of the season was especially difficult for Dani as the team struggled to adapt to a last minute minimum weight rule change, followed by new tire specs. But, the story changed for him in the season’s second half after the introduction of the new bike, redesigned to meet the rule and spec changes. Dani could now use the full potential of the RC213V and start clocking up wins, but it was just too late for the title. Dani continues to i…

New sprocket washer

Here is my new sprocket washer. It weighs just 9.4 grams compared to standard item of 17.3 grams.