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Honda present 2004 MotoGP line-up in Japan

Honda present 2004 MotoGP line-up in Japan

Honda present 2004 MotoGP line-up in Japan

Honda held their annual presentation in Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday, lining up their official factory forces for the 2004 MotoGP World Championship. The Japanese factory confirmed their six rider entry in the premier MotoGP series, with four riders to compete in 250cc. Alex Barros turned out in Honda colours for the first time since he was confirmed as the replacement for Valentino Rossi in the Repsol Honda squad, and he was joined on stage by his new team-mate Nicky Hayden and Camel Honda pair Max Biaggi and Makoto Tamada. Telefonica Movistar Honda riders Sete Gibernau and Colin Edwards were both absent from the ceremony.

Although few details from the ceremony were released, a statement from the company read: "Among Honda's many endeavours, motorsports perhaps best represents the company's spirit of challenge. In racing and in all its activities, Honda is setting lofty goals and striving to lead the way in advanced creativity, sharing dreams and excitement with its customers everywhere."

Honda also confirmed the technical specifications of the 2004 version of the RC211V machine which won 15 out of 16 rounds of the championship last season:

Overall Length(mm) - 2,050
Overall Width(mm) - 600
Overall Height(mm) - 1,130
Wheelbase(mm) - 1,440
Road Clearance(mm) - 130
Weight(kg) - Over 148
Engine Type - Liquid-cooled/Four-stroke/DOHC 4 valve/V-5
Displacement(cc) - 990
Max power(PS) - Over 240
Frame Type - Twin-tube
Tyre size(inch) - Front:17 / Rear:16.5
Suspension - Front: Telescopic / Rear: New Unit Pro-link
Fuel Tank Capacity(L) - 24

MotoGP, 2003

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