Thursday, October 18, 2007

Honda to start selling the HondaJet by 2010...

The 2010 HondaJet, yours for a mere US$3.65 million

Not happy with the 2008 Fireblade? Wait till 2010 then, and Honda will have something that’s faster and better looking. Of course, at US$3.65 million apiece, the HondaJet – an ‘advanced, compact, business jet’ – will also be a bit more expensive.

Two years ago, Honda had announced they would be entering the field of aviation via the newly formed GE-Honda Aero. Last year, Takeo Fukui, President and CEO of Honda Motor Co. Ltd., made an announcement saying that Honda will soon start selling the HondaJet – their first personal aircraft, which is powered by the HF120 jet engine made by GE-Honda Aero.

Honda engineers have been studying turbine / jet engines for the last four decades and the company has, for a long time, wanted to make light aircraft. Said Fukui, ‘As a mobility company, we always kept one eye on the sky. This personal passion for aviation started with the founder of Honda Motor Company, Soichiro Honda. And it continued with every former CEO of our company. They all helped keep the dream alive.’

Okay, so we'll never be able to buy the HondaJet, but we'd be more than happy with any of these Honda jets, especially the RC45... :-)

The Honda Aircraft Company, based in Greensboro, North Carolina, in the US, will oversee further development, marketing, production, sales and service of the HondaJet. Top speed of the HondaJet is 775km/h, and Honda say that their aircraft’s range, fuel efficiency, cabin space and luggage capacity is significantly better than that of most other similar-sized jet aircraft. Visit the official website here, for more information. Or, if you don't think you can afford a HondaJet just yet, look at other options here and here!

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External links:
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Ducati 999 vs 1098? Pierre Terblanche, the man who designed the 999, has his say here and two-time WSBK champ, Doug Polen chooses his favourite here. In the meanwhile, we'd still take the endlessly fascinating MV Agusta F4 CC!


studly1 said...

$3.65 million?! thanks very much, but I'd still have the Fireblade - a 2007 model Repsol replica. when I need to fly, I'll go with virgin atlantic, they have the best looking air hostesses ;)

slow_as_shit said...

may sound absurd but if i had the choice between the Honda Jet and an RC30, I'd take the RC30! Can't beat the 1980s cool of that VFR750R... :-)

Anonymous said...

who cares about the HondaJet when I have my 170bhp CBR1000RR... bikes most definitely rule

good site BTW keep it up

Anonymous said...

for 3.65 mil, I'll get myself a ferrari, a nice house and a hot girlfriend. honda can keep their jet thanks very much!

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