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Goodwood Festival of Speed to celebrate Honda motorcycles

Published: 07 June 2019

Updated: 07 June 2019

The Goodwood Festival of Speed will be celebrating 60 years of Honda motorcycles in 2019 as the headline biking theme.

This year the famous hillclimb and motoring get-together will take play on July 4-7, with Honda getting their own class at the event in order to show off its rich history in motorbikes.

Honda's Naomi Taniguchi

Bikes range from a 1959 TT animal (above) right up to Marc Marquez’s 2018 MotoGP championship-winning missile.

Riders include Mick Doohan (five-time consecutive 500cc series winner) and two-time MotoGP champion Casey Stoner. MCN columnist John McGuinness won 16 TTs on Hondas, and will be aboard the bike that took him to the first 130mph lap of the Isle of Man course.

John McGuinness celebrating his 10th TT victory with Honda

Ian Hutchinson will ride his 2010 Senior TT-conquering Padgetts Racing CBR1000RR, and the team will also be sending their current superbike up the hill with Conor Cummins on board.

Sidecar fans are catered for too, with the Birchall brothers atop their LCR unit, fresh from winning this year’s TT on Monday.

With a theme of ‘Speed Kings – Motorsport’s Record Breakers’ for this year’s Festival of Speed, a number of record-setting bikes will be in attendance, ranging from 1920s Brooklands beasts up to modern competition Grand Prix monsters.

It's not just Honda motorcycles at the Festival of Speed. Image credit: Stephanie O' Callaghan/Goodwood

For 2019 road bikes will be on display alongside the Michelin Supercar Paddock, with the BMW S1000RR, Norton V4RR, Ducati Panigale V4 S Corse and Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory already confirmed, alongside the dynamic debut of the £90k Arc Vector – the British-built electric motorbike being crowdfunded right now.

Tickets for Saturday at the Festival of Speed have already sold out, but you can buy tickets for Friday and Sunday here.

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Honda race bike at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Image credit: Stephanie O' Callaghan/Goodwood

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